Author: Scott Lemieux

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Was Joe Biden a big winner of last night’s debate? Multiple pundits say yes. Now, far be it from me to question the methodology that produces such airtight conclusions as “Marianne Willamson’s campaign has the momentum of a mother running away from the doctor with a child so she doesn’t get vaccinated,” but I think […]
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Make Water Dirty Again

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On September 13, 2019
Yet another blow to the neoliberal order: The Trump administration on Thursday announced the repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and other bodies of water. The rollback of the 2015 measure, known as the Waters of the United States […]

The Bloom Memo

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On September 12, 2019

The memo Lisa Bloom wrote for Harvey Weinstein has been made public in She Said, and it is remarkably vile: I've read @jodikantor @mega2e's book 'She Said,' which comes out today It

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The Raleigh News & Observer has an editorial about the grotesque actions of North Carolina Republicans Paul mentioned yesterday that really ties everything together: But this isn’t a case simply of hardball politics and sly legislative maneuvering. This is a case of breaking faith with the people of North Carolina and with all who strove […]
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The Trump Court

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On September 11, 2019
Partisan Republican public officials have to stick together: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to bar many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The court said the administration may enforce new rules that generally forbid asylum applications from people who had traveled through another country on their way […]
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