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Gillibrand ’20

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On December 12, 2017
I’ve made no secret that Kirsten Gillibrand is my preferred 2020 Democratic nominee, at least based on current knowledge and who I think might realistically have a shot at the nomination. I think she’s the whole package of tough, smart, vicious when necessary, politically savvy, learns from mistakes, has moved to the left, got ahead […]

Yeah Jeets!

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On December 12, 2017

You remember those threads about the ACA in which many armchair experts assured us that we totally could have had single payer had only Obama issued ultimatums to senators he had no actual leverage ov

HAPPY PEDO DAY!!

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On December 12, 2017

And now, a poem (Trigger Warning for extremely crude language about sexual assault of minors.) Twas the night before Pedo Day and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, especially the twee

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“Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions.” —Shelby County v. Holder (Roberts, C.J.) This time last year, Alabama’s chief elections official landed in the national spotlight for delivering a screed against nonvoters […]
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That excellent sentence is from this fine Andre Perry piece on the connection between charter schools and continued de facto school segregation. The reality is that charter schools, private schools, and people who move to the suburbs for “better schools” that are almost always whiter schools are reinforcing what Brown v. Board of Education tried […]
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Gerrymandering

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On December 11, 2017
Color me skeptical that the Supreme Court is ever going to do the right thing, but this is interesting: So far there has been no word on the outcome from the court, which issues decisions in its hardest cases as late as the end of June. There was, however, a tantalizing development late last week […]
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