What is the best song about each swing state for tomorrow? Putting together a playlist
For #NCSen: Raise up! Take Your Shirt off, Twist it 'round your head! Spin it like a helicopter by @DaRealPetey
@DaRealPetey For #OHSen, a namesake song for @TimRyan's hometown, Youngstown, which is incidentally becoming redder and the song kind of explains the desolation that motivated the WWC to vote for Trump.
Everyone associated Allentown, my stepdad's hometown, with the White Working Class that Billy Joel depicts here, plenty of Latinos live and work there. That demographic will be essential for #PASen
From @jhagglund: For #NE02, which if Democrats wind up winning, they might be smiling: Omaha.

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Nov 9
In which I finally say "uncle" ahead of the midterms. I am completely clueless what will happen. Even my best guesses have often been wrong.
Allow me to explain: At the beginning of this year, it seemed pretty cut and dry. Joe Biden's approval ratings were down, inflation was high. Then Dobbs happened. I started out skeptical of the Dobbs effect.
Meanwhile, I am still torn about whether candidates matter or elections are more about fundamentals. Herschel Walker and JD Vance prove that even weak candidates can out perform given the partisan makeup of their state and national environment.
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Nov 7
Rest in Peace Lois Curtis, the namesake behind LC v Olmstead, the landmark case that opened the floodgates for independent living. I wrote about her and Elaine Wilson in my book. Thank you.
harpercollins.com/products/were-… Second, in 1999, Lois Curti...“First, institutional place...Louis Curtis, a Black woman...
Plenty of people who advocted for more self-determination have died in recent years. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote Olmstead, died in 2020. Julie Beckett, who pushed for home care, died earlier this year. Ruth Christ Sullivan died last year. They sparked a magnificent movement
It is somewhat bittersweet that Lois Curtis died independently and freely when she pushed so hard. But the promise of home care has never been fully realized and it remains chronically underfunded.
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Oct 28
I am legitimately so sorry. I was not trying to mislead. I am legitimately embarrassed and humiliated. I never wanted to do anything malicious. I am so apologetic. I should have double-checked the dates.
We are taking the article down. I cannot apologize enough. I should have double-checked triple-checked dates.
I am mortified and legitimately embarrassed. I want to thank @JeremyRedfernFL for flagging. And apologize to Governor DeSantis and Justice Thomas. This is a horrible error on my part.
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Oct 9
A lot of people are tweeting about Jack Black supporting Autism Speaks. Rather than digging at Jack Black for supporting it, I think it's important to explain WHY Autism Speaks has become so prominent and why so many autistic people find it dispiriting.
Given, I've written a book about this and went a bit into Autism Speaks's history, so I kind of know what I'm talking about. It's important to remember that Bob Wright, the former head of NBC Universal, after the his grandson was diagnosed as autistic. 2/
As @jpitney writes in his book the Politics of Autism, parent lobbying was not that lucrative, even after movies like Rain Man increased autism's presence in the public consciousness. 3/
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Oct 7
Galatians 5:13 specifically says "For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another."
I keep my faith quiet on here because I am still a work in progress. I fail constantly. I also don't want people to use my sins as an argument against the Gospel. But I always believed that while Jesus's dying for my sins saved me, it compels me to do good in the world.
I should also say, learning about Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and yes, from atheist thinkers all made me a better Christian and forced to examine why I believe what I believe.
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Oct 6
As an #ActuallyAutistic person, I think about how to deal with positive change. I was talking with @autienelle about how writing a book has changed my life for the better. But it also upended my life. I don’t know how to talk about it without sounding ungrateful.
I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to do this and anytime I hear from people who reach out and read the book and say it helped, it makes my week. I am also more financially secure than I’ve ever been in my lifetime. At the same time, my life is very different now.
I love getting to travel the country, but I also get incredibly tired. I haven’t had a proper vacation in years and keep a frenetic schedule since I was adamant that I wouldn’t quit my day job as soon as I published this thing.
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