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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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@jtbussell  nah, unless you think it would be a good thing for regional industries and anonymous billionaires to be able to directly buy the Senate

anyway there are a lot of reasons the filibuster should be abolished, but my preferred ones are a) if the public elects a majority to govern, that majority should be able to govern & b) endless senate gridlock has effectively broken congress & undermined the constitutional order

want the courts to stay in their lane? want the executive to have less reach and discretion? then you should want a strong, active Congress

medicare for all with a side of donkey sauce

it is pretty simple. if democrats want to govern in any form, they have to nuke the filibuster.

nuking the filibuster to pass trillions in aid for the country is honestly the single best circumstance in which to do it. pure political gold.

honestly, manchin et al are more likely to get the bipartisanship they want without the filibuster. if legislation can’t be blocked as a matter of course, there’s an incentive to get a piece of the pie.

waiting for anyone to ask republicans what they’ll do to work with biden

a thing that quietly drives me crazy is that if you see someone cutting a carrot in a movie it is almost never peeled


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.

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.

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

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