If you’re despairing, find a Senate race near you and get involved.
Doesn’t have to be in your state.

You can phone bank from anywhere and do registration/canvassing in nearby states.

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18 Jan
This is somehow even worse than I expected it to be.
I mean, check out these dire threats to America ... slavery, fascism, communism and (squints) progressivism and identity politics?
The idea that affirmative action was somehow a repudiation of King's vision -- WHEN MLK EXPLICITLY ENDORSED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND CHARACTERIZED AS AN EXTENSION OF THE MOVEMENT -- is just insanely stupid.

And to release this ahistorical garbage on MLK Day? Goddamn.
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4 Jan
The lesson that Nixon took from Ford’s pardon was his famous line to David Frost: "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

Many of his successors took the same lesson.
As @julianzelizer and I noted here, Ford’s pardon — which he sincerely, I think, believed was necessary for the nation — set a horrid precedent for the presidency.

It wasn’t an automatic shift. Indeed, as I detailed in my chapter in this volume, Jimmy Carter went to great lengths — even testifying before Congress in one inquiry — to show he was not above the law.

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1 Dec 20
Dick was my advisor at Cornell.

A brilliant scholar and a powerhouse of a lecturer, he taught me so, so much.

More than anything, he taught me to be kind to my students, to be generous with my colleagues, to take the work seriously but not himself so much.
He was quiet, but always full of surprises.

One time he let it slip that in the 1950s he'd worked as an intern at Mad Magazine.

After he retired, he taught himself guitar, became quite good at it, and wound up playing songs with Pete Seeger.
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13 Nov 20
Now, to be clear, a 306-232 margin in the Electoral College isn't a landslide -- it wasn't when Trump landed it in 2016, and it isn't now that Biden racked it up in 2020.

Both of them, in fact, are in the bottom fifth of EC margins all time. See here:

That said, Trumpworld has spent the past four years insisting that a 306-232 margin -- actually 304-227 after the EC voted for real -- definitely WAS a landslide, so it's pretty funny that they're on the other end of this.
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10 Nov 20
If we get another $1000 in donations to @fairfightaction -- receipts in any amount, but made from today -- I will post a never-before-seen picture of Sarge as a newborn puppy that is so cute it will break the entire internet.

Seriously, this photo is so cute that I'm worried @MollyJongFast will show up at my house to dognap him.

But I'll risk that for this cause. I'm very brave.
My God, you people are amazing. We hit $2000 in a matter of minutes, with big boosts from @reallyhillary and @nerdpyle.

All right, be sure to sit down. I'll post it after this.
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