In the comments thread earlier today, some were wondering why Justice Democrats were endorsing a primary challenger for Lacy Clay. I wondered, too. I don’t know a lot about Justice Democrats, but I generally like the idea of primary challenges for safe-seat Democrats from the left. So, is Clay a worthy target? In 2000, William […]
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Following up on Adam’s post about AOC and Pelosi, I thought this profile of her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, was interesting, especially this: “To me, there wasn’t a difference between working for her and working for the movement as a whole,” he said. “The whole theory of change for the current Democratic Party is […]
Brave President Donald ran away: President Trump on Thursday said he is no longer seeking to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, likely ending a contentious legal and political standoff over the decennial survey. Instead Trump said he is ordering every federal agency to give the Commerce Department records on the numbers of […]
There’s a big pointless pissing match going on between Pelosi and “The Squad” (AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley). Here’s their side of the story and here’s Pelosi’s. You’ll have to read the whole thing to get the full flavor of what’s going on, but the short story is that Pelosi seems miffed that these four […]
Eric Swalwell (who?) ended his Presidential campaign today because he had no hope of winning and, probably, this: As Swalwell prepares to seek another term in Congress, he said that he would not “take anything for granted.” Indeed, he already has a challenger in his liberal-leaning district: Democrat Aisha Wahab, a city councilwoman in Hayward. […]