Paul Blest
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News editor, Splinter
Oct 1
8

I assume this is going to put at least one person who’s already been pushed to the brink by my Pelosi takes over the edge

Sep 12
35

Would much rather be forced to watch Real Housewives than this bullshit

Aug 16
5

Completely get the frustration. That’s why the most important race in NC next year isn’t any of the statewide races but the ones for the legislature, since that’ll determine who’s running redistricting in 2021.

Aug 16
3

I’m well aware! Hilariously, they fucked themselves out of winning two elections on the state Supreme Court in consecutive elections by trying to rig them (long story) and now there’s a 6-1 Democratic majority on the court, including a justice who was the Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s and argued those Read more

Aug 16
5

In 2019? Yes. In 1996, it was widely assumed at one point that Petty would win with no problem.

Aug 16
14

I see this take a lot, so not to single you out, but I think it’s excessively lazy. First off, the neo-Confederate contingent might be larger in the South than in the rest of the country (although it very much exists everywhere, ask Minnesota native Corey Stewart), but they are not going to vote for the Democrats no Read more

Aug 7
59

A “swing voter” is not someone who thinks it’s good that an entire crowd of people yelled “send her back” in reference to a Muslim congresswoman, and that it’s even better that Trump didn’t say shit.

Jul 24 2019
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lol John Carlin just said on PBS that the winner of today’s hearing is...Vladimir Putin. Thanks;

Jul 24 2019
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Why does every Republican congressman under the age of 50 look like a card-carrying member of the Proud Boys

Jul 24 2019
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What I really want to hear is just one Democrat questioning the basic wisdom of the OLC opinion that a sitting president can’t be indicted. I keep hearing “no one is above the law,” but that’s exactly what the opinion says: that the president is held to a different standard than everyone else.

Jul 24 2019
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I don’t know that it was a necessarily bad idea to call the hearing in the first place, but I dunno, he did say he wasn’t going to go outside the scope of the report.

Jul 24 2019
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This has generally been a disaster. The one useful thing Mueller said was to Ted Lieu, and he immediately walked that back, and the Republicans are just able to freely take shots at him because they know he won’t answer the questions. If anything, this is hurting their case for impeachment right now.

Jun 27 2019
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And with that, that’s the end of our second night of liveblogging this thing. The second round of debates will be July 30 and 31 in Detroit, we’ll see you then!

Jun 27 2019
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After the first two nights I think Harris and Warren have both really improved their chances of actually winning this thing. Biden was extremely exposed and Bernie really needs to figure out how to update his message now that he’s no longer the only person on the stage talking about healthcare and systemic inequality.

Jun 27 2019
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Thank you Chuck for saying it takes guts to run for president.

Jun 27 2019
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Hickenlooper talking about “big government,” what is this 1992 

Jun 27 2019
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I’m absolutely loving Marianne Williamson anti-having plans position here