Matt Pearce ?

Matt Pearce ?


National correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, covering 2020. May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

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A knock-on effect of the pandemic is that I stopped listening to podcasts and started listening to the most new music since I was in, like, my mid 20s, and it’s been great! New music and rediscovering older stuff is nice and @kcrw  and @Bandcamp  really help.

Better Oblivion Community Center is my album of the 2020 quarantine™ and was also my gateway to Phoebe, highly recommend.

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god help me, I am trying to meet deadline right now

The problem with editors is they know all your weaknesses. We must rebel!

I edited for like a sweet 30 seconds at j-school and instantly realized all my editors had X-ray vision for everything I was up to, and I try never to think about that again.

man Bush v. Gore is showing up in all sorts of places now

Am I to understand that Minnesota's legislature wrote an election law where you could request an absentee ballot until the day before election day, but requires those ballots to be received *by* election day?

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I have a dumb question, but if the theory is that Article II gives state legislatures sole authority to appoint electors, not to be modified in any way by the executive or the state judiciary, could they just write a state law that the electors can only be, like, Democrats?

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what a year this last half hour has been

I imagine all the closures and cancellations give people a sense of ominousness. But it's really an amazing act of social solidarity: We're sacrificing so we can give nurses, doctors and hospitals a fighting chance. Start from there and hopefully we can figure out the rest.

Pretty stark statement from a Kaiser nurse in NorCal who got sick after caring for a coronavirus patient, criticizing CDC for delays in testing.

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The coronavirus story will also become a health-insurance story in America. This guy went to China, caught the flu, came back, did the responsible thing and reported himself for possible coronavirus — but tested negative and now might have to pay $1,400+.

1. My train to the inauguration; 2. My train to the Women's March — or it was supposed to be, but it was too full for me to get on.

I'm just going to shout this. PUERTO RICANS DON'T HAVE WATER AND SO THEY'RE TRYING TO DRINK WATER FROM ***SUPERFUND SITES***

We’re in one of the worst economic disasters in American history amid a global pandemic, people are revolting against the police, the U.S. president is trying to bring social media companies to heel and has just threatened to shoot looters. What else can we pile on top of this

Trump administration denies Puerto Rico's request to waive the Jones Act, which it did for Harvey and Irma.

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Wow. Big scoop by : The Trump administration created a "secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan and in some cases, placed alerts on their passports."

To recap: the feds created a scam school to entrap Indian immigrant-visa students, accredited it so it would look legit, took their money, then deported them for not knowing better, INCLUDING students who transferred out after realizing it was a scam.

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