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Sep 2, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
I'll say this clearly for you people in the back who just don't get it: I'll take a government full of establishment hacks over a fascist bigot threatening the existence of American democracy any day of the week. Hell, I'll fight for that "establishment" if it saves this country. You want to make new law, pass progressive legislation, build a fairer country? Me too! First, save the system of laws by casting out this criminal regime. It's the whole ballgame. We will advance NOTHING till he's gone.
Jul 29, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
1. Won the working class vote. 2. Won the working class vote.
Jul 13, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
This is a generalization, but how come Democrats of color have always seen the threat from Russia so damned clearly - while others (shall we say) have not? And despite our national history of racism? This fact (and it is one) always amazes me. The CBC has been "Russia stole the election" from the start. Liberal commentators (non-white) - 'Russia stole the damned election." In 2016. White progressive counterparts: 'don't make us laugh." Why is that?
Apr 24, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
The one clear conclusion in the fallout from the Chozick book? There has been no reckoning at the #NewYorkTimes. No newsroom autopsy. No blue ribbon commission. No inquiry from the publisher, as in Blair and WMD. Until that happens, it's all bizarre anti-journalistic reaction. And as I've argued before, when you have reporters on Twitter essentially filling in as the voices of the institution? That's a recipe for pure disaster. First off, they're Godawful at it. Just terrible. Secondly, it's unfair. Why don't the publishers stand up and defend the NYT?
Dec 10, 2017 9 tweets 4 min read
1. Just for the record: here is the section of New York State election law that governs registration for primaries - more accurately, changing or designating parties to take part in our closed primary system - again, New York State Law. 2. Here's the link. It's one helluva read, folks! All 722 pages. Get some hot cocoa, settle in.…
Sep 13, 2017 14 tweets 3 min read
1. Westchester politics thread. Pay attention regional and national political reporters, because it's about White House too. 2. Meet @GeorgeLatimer37 - who won the Democratic primary for county executive yesterday. George is a State Senator and nice guy.