Entries by Doug!

Scenes from an Italian restaurant

There was a very interesting note in the excellent Washington Post piece about the Comet Ping Pong gunman: An oddly disproportionate share of the tweets about Pizzagate appear to have come from, of all places, the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Vietnam, said Jonathan Albright, an assistant professor of media analytics at Elon University in North […]

Blue Monday

Kay has written a lot about the Moral Mondays protest movement in North Carolina. PPP believed it made a big difference, and if it can work there, it can work anywhere. Moral Mondays became a very rare thing- a popular protest movement. In August 2013 we found 49% of voters had a favorable opinion of […]

What does Chuck Schumer look like?

Say Medicare privatization again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker: “The Republicans’ ideological and visceral hatred of government could deny millions of senior citizens across the country the care they need and deserve,” Schumer said in the statement. “To our Republican colleagues considering this path, Democrats say: make our day. Your effort will […]

I’d rather be a free man in my grave

I couldn’t have said it better: We're one week away from the "punching nazis only helps Trump" thinkpieces — Matt Bors (@MattBors) November 22, 2016 This is very good too: On Hamilton, Pence, and "this is why Trump won" pic.twitter.com/US2wTRvy5c — Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) November 19, 2016 You know what? I don’t even care if […]

Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand (but not very often)

I’m not sure why everyone hates all the articles about what Democrats should do next, I think they’re interesting and potentially important. I liked this article by Ezekiel Kweku (Shrill Cosby @theshrillest on twitter) a lot: The lesson we should draw from Clinton’s loss is not that white supremacy is unbeatable at the polls, but […]