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In September of 2020, The Atlantic published a story by Barton Gellman which discussed how the GOP would attempt to subvert a Biden. Among other things, Gellman wrote that: According to sources in the Republican Party at the state and national levels, the Trump campaign is discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint […]
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If I could design the American health-care system from scratch, it would combine universal, government-provided insurance with the ability to purchase private, supplemental insurance. In other words, something a lot like the H.R. 1384, or “Medicare for All.” But I also know that M4A is not a winner for Democrats in more conservative districts, and […]
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How to Get Away with Murder

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In 2020 Election
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On September 20, 2020
More than 200,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. If the United States was governed by a barely competent and vaguely public-spirited administration, the country might have suffered somewhere in the range of 20,000-40,000 deaths. The president, with the able assistance of his sociopathic son in law, has already – with no end in sight – […]

Trump and Class

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On August 24, 2020

I still maintain with as much vigor as I did in 2016 that part of the reason Trump won is that white working class people saw in him someone who might fight for their dying industrial jobs, or at leas

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Ben Smith makes a very good point here–the media is so obsessed with the horserace and the coverage of election night that it is totally unprepared to deal with the time it will take to count ballots in an election held largely by mail. And that is going to play straight into Trump’s hands. Picture […]
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