Tag Archives: politics

Wyoming

I occasionally joke about how small the population of Wyoming is.  Nevertheless, it is shocking to see numbers like this: Liz Cheney won the competitive statewide Republican primary for an open seat in the House of Representatives with fewer than … Continue reading

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Runaways — update

This very strange story has finally been resolved, more or less: the mother has been convicted, with sentencing and the trials of the co-conspirators still to come.  The extra-special highlight is that Michelle MacDonald, her crazy lawyer, is running again … Continue reading

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How to caucus

You show up at 6:45 for an event that is scheduled to begin at 7. The line is already 2 blocks long. In the time it takes you to lock up your bicycle, another 30 people have joined the line. … Continue reading

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Runaways

This story about two runaway girls hidden by their mother (and maybe a network of anti-Family Court conspiracists) is fascinating.  (More background here.) The Strib is (justifiably) proud of its work here, since it broke the case open back in April.  … Continue reading

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Things I don’t really believe, even though I know they are true

Multi-ton hunks of metal and carbon can fly through the air via their own propulsive forces. Two people, conversing openly in public, can establish a code that is not breakable by someone overhearing the entire conversation. The University of Minnesota … Continue reading

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Israel

Someone I admire very much writes: 1000 Palestinians dead… It’s time for American Jews to recognize that the Zionism of our parents generation is gone. I have no idea if the liberal, socialist, secular, democratic ideal of a Jewish State … Continue reading

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A few labor things

The one-day strikes at fast food and other retailers are wonderful and make me optimistic about the world; in DC, they’ve already (by a stroke of luck) resulted in a union for some workers and have been (along with the … Continue reading

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