I know I'm late to this but . . . Why is Nicole Kidman in Prom?

The casting is so weird. Like, why?
Also, Keegan Michael Key as Meryl Streep's love interest? Was Stanley Tucci busy?

(Meryl is excellent btw).
But Meryl's character is supposed to be from small down PA, yet she still doesn't know how to pronounce Applebees? What's with coastal elites and midrange dining chains?
Ok, the bit with all the LGBTQ kids relating to the viral video was adorable. I'm 100% susceptible to naked emotional ploys.

But I will register one last complaint: I don't understand why they didn't let Ariana DeBose wear her natural hair.

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12 Jan
Please watch this video to get a good sense of what @JoeBiden could do if he cared to do it.

It answers all the questions.

Some takeaways:

80% of all student debt is held by those making less than $127k a year.

Families making less than 60k a year took out 280% MORE student loan debt than families making over 100k.
Women hold 2/3rds of student loan debt.

And Black women hold more than anyone else. 

12 years after starting school the median Black student loan borrower owed more debt than they originally took out. And 21% have defaulted on their loans.
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5 Jan
Is the *left's* position that the only way to change hearts & minds is to knock millions of doors & have 30 min conversations with each person abt Medicare for All? Or might high profile events that draw attention to the failure of our healthcare system in this moment be helpful?
Organizing is important. But Biden didn't knock doors or even have field offices in many key states until late in the game. What he did have was the total support of the corporate media, & a solid narrative for them to push: "I am the only one who can beat Trump."
Biden also had the support of every corporate interest group in the country.

It's hard to compete with that. But it given how much bipartisan distain for this type of behavior there is, you can endeavor to make taking this money politically toxic.
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5 Jan
Where have I said that number equals “a powerful base in itself.” I don’t even know what that’s supposed to mean.

You can push a poll to build support and make people confident about leaning into a policy solution. Or you can argue people *actually* like their healthcare.
When Bernie polled #1 with Black voters in February, we should’ve screamed it from the rooftops! You push positive polls to break through bad narratives. That’s common sense.

Medicare for all is a good policy that saves lives and money. AND it’s polling well. ADVERTISE THAT.
Why on EARTH would you adopt right wing taking points about how support changes when the question changes. THATS TRUE OF EVERY ISSUE ON EARTH.

Even despite BILLION spent on anti-M4All adds and misleading polls were still winning the polling war!
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5 Jan
No. As I have explained, the goal of #forcethevote is to bridge the gap between enormous support for #medicareforall (88% among Democratic voters) and the tepid support among elected Democrats (barely half of house dems).

My opinion is that a key driver of this gap is the corporate media.

The media refuses to air how popular the policies are, so most ppl think M4All is a losing political issue & forgive Dems for not backing it. Ultimately, they prioritize Dem victories.
In fact, the media actively parrots right wing talking points -- convincing voters that Medicare for all is too expensive, too unpopular, and too impractical to vote in favor of.

The goal of a floor vote is to wrest control from the corporate media & tell the truth.
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29 Dec 20
I'm an hour 20 min into watching the 2019 Ways and Means committee hearing on universal healthcare and there hasn't been a single question aimed at exposing how much money anti-M4All witnesses or congress members have taken from the private healthcare industry.
This is @RepKevinBrady from TX-8.

He received the 2nd highest amount in contributions from the healthcare industry in 2016: $202,751.

Might have something to do with the dishonest anti-Medicare for All screed he spouted.

He's been in congress 30 years. #primarytime
This is @VernBuchanan from FL-16.

He took $110k from a healthcare PAC. Might have something to do with his choice to lie about the cost of Medicare for All, which a conservative study found offers enormous cost savings by cutting out the middle man that's lining Vern's pockets.
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23 Dec 20
88% of Dems support M4All. Barely half of Democratic Representatives do.

Progressives arguing against a vote on M4all "bc it will fail" *should* be asking why Dem Reps don't represent their constituents -- not haranguing leftists for trying to highlight that gap. #ForceTheVote
The question #ForceTheVote detractors have to answer is how they plan to resolve the accountability gap that enables Dem Representatives to get away w/ rejecting Medicare for All. HOW will they get past the complicit corporate media, & WHEN is a better time than a pandemic?
Calls for organizing and mass protest are well founded. I made those same calls as an integral part of my original case. But it is also true that activism is often spurred by events that signal a crisis point. For example, this summer's protests.
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