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Election Day

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On November 5, 2019
Election day is upon us. Soon, we’ll be treated to extreme over-interpretations of a handful of electoral events in unrepresentative states. Let’s call this an open thread for all elections today. What I’ll be watching: the Virginia legislative races, of course. The community of gamblers so degenerate they feel the need to bet on stuff […]

Transit wins in Phoenix

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On August 28, 2019

In David Koch’s most significant setback since dying last week, the good people of Phoenix have told his cynical, fearmongering, fake social justice campaign to kill public transit investment to

Earlier this month, the odious segregationist and planet-cooking sprawl advocate L. Brooks “What we’re going to do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and corn” Patterson did one of the most decent things he’s […]

Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019

One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This wom

Heckuva Job, Spokane Valley

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On April 22, 2019

Jason Wilson of the Guardian has obtained some chat records that include Matt Shea, a State Representative from Washington’s 4th district, and, yikes: A Washington state Republican politician

Washington state: Primary or Caucus

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On March 6, 2019
A brief post and call to action, and a down-payment on a longer more substantive post. I’ve noticed elite-level LGM commenter murc making the case for the value, importance, and democratic legitimacy of intraparty democracy in comments lately. At least of the comments I’ve read, I mostly endorse his position, which is seems to be […]

NC Supreme Court

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On December 5, 2018

Since I don’t think it’s been discussed much here and seems to have flown under the radar a bit, let’s talk about the North Carolina Supreme Court election. I heard about this race f

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