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i remember it a little differently ed cox who had been my roommate when we were naders raider in 1969 cast the
@ninaburleigh I remember it a little differently.

Ed Cox —who hAD BEEN *my roommate* when we were Nader’s Raider in 1969! — cast the NY delegation’s vote in favor of Trump at the convention. Here is how he looked (on the right) just before he cast that vote. https://t.co/
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Jet stream in action (direct tail wind)
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i have been wondering for years why none of these gop officials cares about his or her place in history good f
@Ibishblog @justinamashI have been wondering, for *years*, why none of these GOP officials cares about his or her place in history.

Good for Rep Amash.
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as goes dc so goes encinitas
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very good review
Very good review.
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i have been asking for past three years when would a national level gop official say enough when would one of
I have been asking, for past three years, when would a national-level GOP official say: Enough!

When would one of them look to his or her longer-term reputation, not short-term risk of primary challenge or tweet-storm fusillade?

Now there is one. Where one, could be more. https://t.co/OWTYwWKbze
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re upping for his first reporting job in the 1950s david halberstam worked in segregated small town mississipp
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For his first reporting job, in the 1950s, David Halberstam worked in segregated small-town Mississippi.

50 years later, this is what he said he learned.

(Would like to see this inform more “what are they thinking ‘out there’?” reporting.)

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born this day 1925 james a tiger jim fallows shown with his life long love jean mackenzie fallows some time be
Born this day, 1925:

James A. “Tiger Jim” Fallows, shown with his life-long love Jean Mackenzie Fallows, some time before their kids arrived on the scene.

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in west point mississippi i visited the newspaper where david halberstam began his reporting career in 1955
In West Point, Mississippi, I visited the newspaper where David Halberstam began his reporting career in 1955

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ive seen citrus growers trying to cope with this infestation the solution the epa has just approved creates an
I’ve seen citrus growers trying to cope with this infestation.

The “solution” the EPA has just approved creates an incalculably greater threat.

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past hour gop sens lecturing comey you should have stood up to trump rest of world and rest of history to gop
Past hour: GOP Sens lecturing Comey, You should have stood up to Trump

Rest of world and rest of history to GOP: You should have stood up
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our magazine was founded in 1857 on the principle that in fact there was no compromise possible with the exist
Our magazine, , was founded in 1857 on the principle that in fact there was no compromise possible with the existence of slavery https://t.co/QA2qWwJgTd
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just for the historical record after the sandy hook newtown shootings of dec 2012 led the senate filibuster th
Just for the historical record: after the Sandy Hook / Newtown shootings of Dec 2012, led the Senate filibuster that kept gun control measures from coming to a vote.

https://t.co/L8k6s5Xk5Q https://t.co/qkIsvnYe6S
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as factual matter obama reid pelosi failed w gun control measure after 2012 newtown massacre for one reason on
As factual matter:
Obama /Reid /Pelosi failed w gun-control measure after 2012 Newtown massacre for one reason only: M McConnell led GOP filibuster in Senate.
Bill had *majority* support in Sen but not 60 votes. It died because Repub minority killed it.

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for those who have never studied econ history trade etc tariffs are not something one country china pays anoth
For those who have never studied econ, history, trade, etc, tariffs are NOT something one country (China) pays another (USA)

They are an additional tax/ price that whoever BUYS the product has to pay. A $500 washer might cost $600 with tariffed steel. US consumers pay every cent https://t.co/ZW8AHWsgKy
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i was a newsmag editor during the period david brock is describing here what brock says about b kavanaughs rol
I was a newsmag editor during the period David Brock is describing here:
https://t.co/Lv5wNqOd8D

What Brock says about B Kavanaugh’s role on the Ken Starr team rings true to my experience in those days. I think most other DC journalists from that era would say something similar
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if youve never been near or worked in the white house this might seem reasonable its not paranoia security sta
If you’ve never been near, or worked in, the White House, this might seem reasonable.

It’s not.

Paranoia / security state. https://t.co/Q1NxU6mRbh
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no living american has seen anything like this before huge sweeping legislation rushing to vote with no hearin
No living American has seen *anything* like this before. Huge, sweeping legislation rushing to vote with NO HEARINGS

How can this be? GOP?? https://t.co/ebJAUdals6
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if the speech has to be this long there should be a trial
If the speech has to be this long THERE SHOULD BE A TRIAL
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100 agree with this in 1990s dc journalism kavanaugh was known as the guy leading a vendetta about clinton imm
100% agree with this. In 1990s DC journalism, Kavanaugh was known as the guy leading a vendetta about Clinton “immorality,” with lurid and clinical details.

Completely legit terrain for questioning him. https://t.co/5dDq6HvWzq
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