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The Electoral College Is Stupid and if You Support It You Are Also Stupid The Electoral College Is Stupid and if You Support It You Are Also Stupid

Because we are, once again, talking about the Electoral College a lot, this is your reminder that the Electoral College is bad and that there are zero coherent arguments in favor of keeping it.

Hate Crimes Have Apparently Spiked in Counties That Held Trump 2016 Rallies Hate Crimes Have Apparently Spiked in Counties That Held Trump 2016 Rallies

Donald Trump has run a nonstop campaign of white fear ever since the beginning of his first presidential campaign. Now, new research indicates that, for some strange reason, hate crimes are off the charts in the places where Trump campaigned for president in 2016.

CNBC reports that Joe Biden has been calling donors for help financing his campaign (the one he still hasn’t announced despite having a leakier ship than the Titanic). But CNBC says he’s been getting the cold shoulder a lot, because no one thinks he can win. Times done changed, Joe.

2020 Democrats Are Staying Far Away From AIPAC's Big Conference This Year 2020 Democrats Are Staying Far Away From AIPAC's Big Conference This Year

At the beginning of this year, AIPAC and the pro-Israel lobby were riding high, coming off a 2018 which saw the move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and again, no real challenge to the longstanding bipartisan consensus that Israel can do no wrong. How a few months can change things.

John McCain's Rotting Body CLAPS BACK at Disgraceful Attacks by Senile Bedwetter John McCain's Rotting Body CLAPS BACK at Disgraceful Attacks by Senile Bedwetter

Because Donald Trump is very stupid and very bored, he’s spent the last week re-litigating his feud with former Sen. John McCain, a man who died in August 2018. Now, McCain—or at least, his representative on Earth—is FIGHTING BACK, and yes, it’s making this whole thing even dumber.

The Maryland General Assembly has approved a $15 minimum wage for all workers by 2026, and is expected to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Maryland would become the third state this year, after New Jersey and Illinois, to approve a $15 minimum wage.

Andrew Gillum’s Next Move Is a Good One Andrew Gillum’s Next Move Is a Good One

Even among the many Democratic wins of 2018, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum suffered what might have been the most soul-crushing loss for the party. After Gillum held a steady lead in the polls in Florida’s gubernatorial election throughout most of the fall, Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis barely squeaked past…

Nothing Ari Fleischer Says Will Get the Blood Off His Hands Nothing Ari Fleischer Says Will Get the Blood Off His Hands

Tuesday night marked the 16th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. And former Bush administration mouthpiece Ari Fleischer, tweeting from the comforts of his own home rather than a cell in the Hague, had something very important to say about it. No, it wasn’t any variation of “I’m sorry.”

Good news: the Bronx Cow is safe and is going to an animal sanctuary. The bad news? The NYPD has claimed him as one of their own and named him after the expressway they found him on. Come on.

Devin Nunes Plays Himself Yet Again Devin Nunes Plays Himself Yet Again

California Rep. Devin Nunes, the former chair of the House Committee on Intelligence and a certifiable Dumb Asshole, is suing Twitter and a bunch of people who created accounts making fun of him for a quarter of a billion dollars. Because this was an extremely poorly thought-out plan, Nunes’ crusade has had the…

Elizabeth Warren's Best Quality Might Be Her Hatred of Norms Elizabeth Warren's Best Quality Might Be Her Hatred of Norms

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s CNN town hall on Monday night made clear that she can be disappointingly ambiguous on some issues outside of her sweet spot of inequality and financial reform. For instance, Warren revealed that she was open to “different paths” for Medicare for All, which doesn’t actually exist.

What Will It Take for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to Win?

All of a sudden, it’s popular to be progressive.

Some Top Democrats Are Finally Coming Around on Court-Packing Some Top Democrats Are Finally Coming Around on Court-Packing

One early takeaway from the early 2020 cycle is that for all of the movement progressives have made into getting top candidates to lend support to lefty policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, most Democratic candidates have been resistant to institutional reforms that would likely need to happen in…

Bill de Blasio 2020 update: The New York City mayor held a roundtable on mental health in New Hampshire on Sunday, and aside from those on the panel, only six people showed up. This has been your Bill de Blasio 2020 update.

Can Beto Cut It Out With the Punk Shit Please Can Beto Cut It Out With the Punk Shit Please

Beto O’Rourke has been many things in his life—a former Senate candidate in Texas, a former three-term congressman from El Paso, a current Democratic candidate for president, a shitposter, a blogger, an alt-weekly publisher, a friend to developers and Chamber of Commerce types, and so on. But the dominant personality…

'They Never Stopped, Ever': Here Are Some of Your Student Loan Horror Stories 'They Never Stopped, Ever': Here Are Some of Your Student Loan Horror Stories

Earlier this week, in the aftermath of the college admissions scandal, I wrote about my own experience with college and student loans. After that post, many of you emailed me and relayed your own heartbreaking and ridiculous stories about student loans, and the shit you’ve put yourself through to pay them.

1. Who’s asking Al Gore for advice on winning elections? 2. Name names, Al.

Wow, Look at All These Great Ideas Bernie Had Wow, Look at All These Great Ideas Bernie Had

CNN’s KFILE has a new story out today about the early career of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s currently hovering near the top of Democratic primary polls while he’s making his second run for president. The premise of the story is that the Sanders of the 1970s was much more radical than the Sanders of today, to which I…

No One Has Done a Better Job of Normalizing Socialism Than the GOP No One Has Done a Better Job of Normalizing Socialism Than the GOP

One person to credit for the ongoing resurgence of socialism in the United States might be Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist who’s now making his second presidential run. Bernie deserves his fair share of credit, as does the Great Recession and its aftermath. But another, rather unlikely entity…

Imagine stopping into your favorite coffee shop for some java on your way to work. You open the door, and immediately you’re greeted by some guy you vaguely remember from TV just screaming at you about the genius of America. That’s Iowa for the next 11 months.

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