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My name is Jamelle Bouie. @nytopinion columnist, formerly of @slate and @theprospect. @CBSNews Analyst. email: jamelle DOT bouie AT nytimes DOT com

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if it is worth more to not work and collect unemployment than it is to work, then wages are too low

@DavidAstinWalsh  @nochilljohnganzit  is incredibly stupid, not the least because it doesn’t even attempt to ask where actual public opinion lies

@DavidAstinWalsh  @nochilljohnganzlike , first of all, “everything” is not liberal. what has liberal affectations are large corporations that cater primarily to the urbanized united states, and guess what, the urbanized united states is pretty liberal!

@DavidAstinWalsh  @nochilljohnganzif  conservatives are upset about this they probably should not have completely ceded cities to their political opponents. second of all, *most* corporations are not those ones, they are culturally-minor but politically significant firms that have a good deal of influence!

@DavidAstinWalsh  @nochilljohnganzlastly , and i have said this to john, i think this entire thrust of argument rests on the fact that the “intellectual right” is concentrated in a handful of major urban centers. drive a few hours to the provinces and the cultural picture of the united states looks very different.

it’s only a “youthful mistake” when they can imagine themselves in the situation

ah, balls and strikes conservative jurisprudence

@JakeAnbinder  Yep. “Economic framing is more popular in the abstract therefore a racial justice framing is unproductive in all circumstances” just doesn’t follow, and seems more like someone grinding an ax against a discourse they don’t like than thinking seriously about the politics here.

@JakeAnbinder  in a liberal NIMBY community like the one i live in — in which stakeholders are publicly committed to racial justice — challenging NIMBY policymaking on the basis of that stated commitment is probably going to be more effective than some abstract economic argument.

@AntBreach  @JakeAnbindersure , but the context of this debate isn’t federal or state politics, and often not even regional politics, but municipal and local politics. treating this as primarily a national political issue and critiquing messaging on that basis is a category error.


an election where people are waiting for 7 or 8 hours to cast a ballot is not a free and fair election

if you drink a milkshake and have a stomach ache, your first thought shouldn't be "was i poisoned?" it should be "well this is what i get for drinking 12 to 16 ounces of milk, cream and sugar as a grown-ass person"

honestly don’t know how one watches any of these videos and don’t see how the police are wildly escalating the situation whenever they can. hell, showing up in paramilitary gear is itself an escalation.

rand paul using the senate gym and pool despite knowing he might have coronavirus is a clue in the mystery of why his neighbor whipped his ass.

a faction of american elites are openly arguing that we should sacrifice at least a million of our citizens to keep the “economy” going, by which they mean the stock market. blood for shareholder value.

regular reminder that the idea of “black on black crime” as a unique form of violence is an attempt to pathologize the general fact that violent crime happens between people in close proximity to each other, which in a segregated society means most violent crime is intra-racial.

amazing to me that we had a week long controversy over a congresswoman saying “motherf***er” when steve king is just hanging out in congress as an open white supremacist

not sure anything has quite gotten to me the way the drive to make rittenhouse a right-wing hero of self-defense has. it is, to me, the single most ominous development of the year.

more people should know that in 1970 Congress came within a few votes of amending the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College