…with Glenn Loury. We hit gun violence, immigration, respectfully discussing same-sex marriage with people we love who were raised in another era, dispelling Glenn’s cynical views of American politics. This particular clip hits on immigration policy. I think it’s unjust to invite immigrants here, to implicitly and explicitly benefit from their low-wage labor for years within our […]
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Some post-election thoughts about the genuine human fears harbored by many people that the country they grew up in is slipping away.
Yes, it’s true: when you round off, Mitt Romney’s vote share is now … 47%.
So hey, Sean Hannity, Ross Douthat, David Brooks, William Kristol, George Will, Charles Krauthammer, and every opinion writer at the National Review and the Wall Street Journal: Do this year’s voter suppression tactics represent your values? If not, it’s time to step up.
Rachel Maddow encourages the Red Team to wake up and smell the reality.
Fractal inequality is never absent from events like that. Waiting around for the event to begin, I spot a line of other “honored guests” near some opening in the curtain. A polite staff member asks me: “Do you have a wrist band?” “A wrist band? Wha—?” No I do not have a wrist band. There were apparently categories of even-more-honored guests above me. It’s not fair that some people get all the breaks…
Barack Obama is a good president and a good person. My wife and I are both proud to have volunteered for his election and reelection. I’ve been especially privileged to meet so many wonderful people along the way this year. I also would note that my superpac spent $1,000 to help one candidate–who won. It […]
California’s Proposition 30 passes.
Sang Ngo, on Facebook: If Romney wins, we’ll know that this election was really just the prologue to the Bildungsroman of Nate Silver. After Tuesday, he quits the Times, travels the land…helping ordinary citizens, learning qualitative lessons.