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Feb
07

Friday Open Thread

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Who’s minding the blog? It’s Friday.

Moral March on Raleigh tomorrow! Live streaming starts at 9 a.m.: http://bit.ly/1g3gy1J

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Feb
05

Wednesday, And Welcome To It

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This is my work week.

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Jan
31

Friday Open Thread

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Henry Waxman is reitring. Other news?

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Jan
30

“What You’re Worth” To Them — Not Much

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The economic “Force” is one, harsh mistress. Peter Sith … uh, Schiff schools Samantha Bee and the “poors” in the ways of the Dark Side.

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Dismalist nerds like Shiff should be playing with action figures instead of people’s lives.

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Jan
28

Pete Seeger, R.I.P.

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Pete singing one by his sister, Peggy. He was 94, the New York Times reports. We will miss him.

For Mr. Seeger, folk music and a sense of community were inseparable, and where he saw a community, he saw the possibility of political action.

Pete Seeger

Jan
24

Friday Open Thread

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Share the latest indictments and subpoenas. I’ve lost track.

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ALEC’s corporate members consult with legislators across the country, working in secret, fearing to push their radical agenda in public like ordinary citizens.

A couple of us here know Lisa Graves of CMD and ALEC Exposed. She does terrific work. Great to see here getting the platform she deserves.

Jan
22

Explaining Who We Are, How We Vote

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They hate Demographs in Raleigh, eh?

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Another way to explain who we are: The 15 types of communities that make up America

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Jan
18

What Meets The Eye

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Okay, it’s the engineer in me. There are more examples of cleverly disguised infrastructure here.

[h/t Roger Hartley]

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Jan
17

Friday Open Thread

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Still burning hours at the office. Jump right on in.

“Republican rule has transformed this young, vibrant nation from a nation that once believed it could do anything, into a nation that believes it’s broke and can’t afford to do anything. Think about it; everything we discuss doing these days is through the frame of how much it costs and whether or not it will make money, which is not rational. While we are still the richest nation in the world, with Republicans in charge – especially the current crop – we won’t be for long.”

The Stealth War on Abortion — Rolling Stone

But while some on the left think the right may have overplayed its hand, others see these defeats as simply incidental. “This type of thinking is how progressives delude themselves,” says [Rachel] Tabachnick. “The problem with the left is that it pretty much fights every battle from scratch. But the right is playing chess: They are willing to lose a pawn here or there to achieve the larger goal.”

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