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Big Fucking Deal

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On March 6, 2021
The American Rescue Plan, in short, will be one of the most progressive enactments ever passed by the United States Congress. Frustrating as Manchin’s last-minute trimming was — and, apart from the $15 minimum wage that regrettably was well short of 50 votes, it didn’t alter the shape of the bill significantly — this is […]
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Thank you so much Maine ticket-splitters for giving this guy a unilateral veto over everything: Democratic and Republican senators are locked in a tough fight over unemployment benefits. And over Joe Manchin’s vote. The two parties spent Friday afternoon battling for Manchin’s support on changes to federal unemployment benefits, showcasing how a 50-50 Senate can […]
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What defines Andrew Cuomo more than anything is that his desire to appear like a competent governor far exceeds his interest in actually being a competent governor: Top aides to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo were alarmed: A report written by state health officials had just landed, and it included a count of how many nursing […]

Inside Job

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On March 4, 2021

The Pentagon waited more than three hours after the Trump/Hawley/Cruz/McCarthy Sedition Army invaded the Capitol to authorize deployment by the National Guard: Three hours and 19 minutes. That’s how

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