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WE ARE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PEOPLE I will have more about this historic victory, but for now let me say that all contrarian “it’s better for the GOP to lose this” takes are insane. Not only does this suggest a tsunami in 2018, this race could well determine the median vote on the Supreme […]
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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 […]
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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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