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It’s not as catchy of a slogan, but “Let’s Incentivize Communities to Start Creatively Shrinking Police Forces, Collecting Data on What Works and What Doesn’t, and Go from There”

While I’ve always been against the militarization of U.S. police forces, and in favor of more transparency, accountability and civilian oversight, I have to confess that I’ve never taken calls to “defund the police” very seriously. When, in the past, I’ve heard people say that we should abolish the police, I’ve thought that they were […]

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Senator Richard Burr sells shares of hospitality companies in February, after receiving classified intelligence briefings on the likely ramifications of the coronavirus

It looks as though Republican Senator Richard Burr, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, liquidated a sizable percentage of his stock holdings shortly after receiving a classified briefing on the impact of the coronavirus on America. According to reporting from ProPublica, Burr, in 33 separate transactions, sold between $628,000 and $1.72 million in stock […]

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Yes, Ben Shapiro, Michigan voters actually do want “a president respected by Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau”

In the wake of last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing in which constitutional law scholars Pamela Karlan, Noah Feldman, and Michael Gerhardt offered testimony on the constitutional basis for Donald Trump’s impeachment, the Republicans didn’t have much of a counter argument. As we discussed at the time, they paraded out a Republican shill by the […]

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What’s all this I hear about Tulsi Gabbard?

As I don’t think I’ve ever said as much here, it’s probably about time that I come out and say publicly that I’m not a fan of Tulsi Gabbard’s. If she were to somehow be the last Democrat standing, I’d vote for her in a general election against Trump, but that’s the only scenario I […]

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As some Republicans begin to stand up against Trump and McConnell on white nationalism and gun control, the fight shifts to Walmart and the corporations underwriting Trumpism

It’s now been a few days since a white nationalist gunman took the lives of 22 people in El Paso and there are any number of things that we could discuss. I’m inclined to focus on Mitch McConnell’s continued refusal to bring House Resolution 8 to a vote in the Senate, but I really don’t […]

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