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I mean the obvious answer is that Hillary Clinton should have adopted more moderate positions on issues in 2016, allowing her to win slightly more votes and become president. That’s the central failure of Democratic strategy over the past decade.
@ElieNYC You did, is the thing. You said that I’ve been busy defending the right of white guys to make jokes without consequences. I have in fact not been doing that at all. This is the reason your effort to engage has gone south.
Since 2012, Democrats have adopted more progressive positions on a very wide range of issues. The goal, I assume, was to enact more progressive policies. But the actual result has been to contribute to the opposite happening.
There is *nothing* more lame than telling people to “vote harder” as a response to a gutting Supreme Court case — it’s lame lame lame lame lame lame. But it’s also true that state-level abortion policy will very closely correlate with partisan balance in state legislatures.
It feels like there are three pieces per week on EA Forum with the thesis that an increase in EA funding could be counterintuitively bad and nobody ever rights a post with the boring but more correct-sounding thesis that it’s good.
@chrislhayes It is worth saying that “provoking the other side into an insane violent response that discredits them in the eyes of normal people” is a pretty classic mode through which non-violent protest works.
The rise and fall of dating your coworker is an interesting lens on American society.
The 2020 murder surge very disproportionately affected Black victims.
People like to blame Democrats for everything that happens, but there's going to be a very clear correlation between partisan control of state legislatures and who bans abortion.
I think a lot of people don’t know this relationship has a U-shape.
I know the smart take on this is that it’s just a weird series of coincidences but it really is funny how stark the partisan difference in employment gains is