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1st - Thanks for the shoutout in your inaugural podcast.

Excellent work. You have an inviting, friendly, confident demeanor & @TheCenterPod comes across as informative, honest, & professional. I've not been a big podcast fan, but look forward to hearing more.

Some thoughts.. /1
2nd - To respond directly to your speculation, yes I was born in Chicago and raised on the North Side. Despite having lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years, I retain my Chicago sports loyalties: Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks. Thank you for your sympathy.

Back to politics.. /2
3a - I like your take describing #Moderates, #Centrists & #Independents. In that context I thought I'd try to categorize myself, not necessarily using your definitions, and not sure I can get there in this format (twitter thread).

Got to run now - Continued in a few hours .. /3
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Sir Ivan Rogers @UCL_EI asserts that we’ve reached point of what he describes as a #BrexitRevolution “When it is essential for both the revolutionaries and the counter revolutionaries to extirpate any compromisers ..a pretty common feature of revolutionary politics #UCLRogers
..(just the UK we’re not used to revolutionary politics) in which polarisation progressively narrows the space for compromise, and indeed compromise (which always early a pretty dirty word in UK politics) becomes a term of abuse..” Sir Ivan Rogers @UCL_EI #UCLRogers continued
“The [Hard Brexit] revolutionaries declare that every Brexit version bar their own is not truly Brexit.”

Sir Ivan Rogers on the impact of reaching the pivotal point of #BrexitRevolution on political discourse @UCL_EI #UCLRogers
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1/ Another reason not to trust Scheer and the CPC.

The Journal de Montréal reports that birth tourism is growing in Quebec too.

But the CPC no longer plans to do anything about it even though delegates voted for that at the Halifax convention.
2/ "There is clearly abuse, but I do not think it's a pervasive issue at the national level," says Michelle Rempel, the Conservative MP responsible for immigration.

She argues “more serious analyses are needed to know the extent and causes of the problem.”
3/ So, once again, CPC will do polling, focus groups, studies, and wait to see where the wind is blowing instead of taking a principled stance on an issue as simple as birth tourism, as it did with the Global Compact of Migration.

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#Thread on Our Transpartisan Platform: Part 5 of Pre-Launch Week for our #centrist organization comes out shortly, but I'd like to highlight something. We chose the form of nonprofit we're launching with (527 group) because it legally requires 100% donor transparency, and... /1
...also legally bars us from donating money to political candidate campaigns. We believe both should be required, by law, so this was the natural choice for us.

But, 527 groups allow for unlimited donations, albeit transparently, as the donor would be publicly known. /2
I initially wrote the plan for this several years ago. We were going to launch with a self-imposed limit of around $801,000. For those who aren't campaign finance mega-nerds, that's the total yearly amount a person used to be able to donate to a party & candidates per year. /3
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