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Masha Gessen On Trump, Russia, and ‘How Pride Is Political’ | Village Voice
“I’m very much in favor of being alarmist in regards to Trump,” she says. “That’s quite different from conspiracy thinking.”
politics  storytelling  lgbt  elections  russia  power  congress 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Tim Rutten on Tuesday's election: Make way for gridlock - latimes.com
One of the first tests of his ability to discipline populist revolutionaries fresh from the electoral barricades will come when the new Congress is asked to raise the federal debt limit from $12.4 trillion to $14.3 trillion. No Congress has ever refused to approve such an increase and, if such a refusal were to occur, the consequences for the global financial system would be apocalyptic. Many of the new senators and House members have pledged to vote against an increase in the debt. Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity — one of the more active national tea party groups — told Politico this week that the Republicans' new House majority "cannot fold on the debt."
politics  congress  usa  senate  republicans  obama  elections 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why is more than half of Congress still not on Twitter? - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine
Sure, linking to press releases isn't a terrible thing. But people don't sign up for Twitter to get updates on their representative's obscure pet project. That's what Web sites are for. Twitter is about glimpsing how a person thinks.
twitter  social  politics  congress  yasns  attention  washington 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Who will be the new king of cussing? - Daniel Libit - POLITICO.com
“If you want to look at the psychological variables related to swearing,” says Timothy Jay, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, “the people who are religious, who are sexually anxious, who are high in what is called agreeableness or conscientiousness — those are people who don’t swear. Where you get swearing are people who are more like Type-A personality, impulsive, extroverted.”

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language  power  politics  democrats  republicans  washington  obama  congress 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Turn down that thermostat, permanently
"The most pressing decision facing the next U.S. president and Congress may be how best to accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to a system based on climate-friendly energy alternatives."
oil  energy  usa  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  russia  iran  congress  president 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
GOP Hard Line on Immigration Undermines Hispanic Support - The Huffington Post
"Most GOP House members have very safe, and often very conservative, districts. They face little danger of a serious Democratic challenge in the general election. Instead, the major threat to re-election is a primary challenge from the right."
immigration  gop  republicans  congress  politics  elections  2008  latinos  latino 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
"The White House announcement that they view South Korea as the model for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq is further evidence of how dangerously out of touch with reality this administration is." Barbara Lee still speaks for me.
congress  democrats  elections  government  war  iraq  oakland  berkeley  alameda  bush  military  southkorea 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LADN: U.S. Jews at home in politics
"There is just such a passion for being in the game, in the process. Jewish life thrives in societies where democracies work, and that is why there is such a heavy buy-in into the American political process."
judaism  losangeles  california  religion  politics  congress  democrats  republicans  gop  usa 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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