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There was one opinion published that the Texas law was contrary to international law...
The church has less influence in Mexico than in other latin American countries.
Steve Bannon is encouraging Republicans to run for offices at the city and county levels - school boards, etc.
advocating right wingers to join the military as well as the police
Tribe also noted that the citizen anti-abortion bounty hunters will have a hard time pursuing successful prosecutions against women because the vigilantes would have to produce medical records in court proving an abortion occurred and HIPPA requirements prohibit doctors and clinics from sharing this information with them. So, practically and legally speaking, it will be extremely difficult for these bounty hunters to pursue their bounty.
Right wing police officers have always been around. Now they are unionizing their power and always advancing/endorsing right wing candidates.
I am still wondering whether Portland’s mess was caused by right-wing individuals attacking stores and police officers letting them do it so that Black Lives Matter protestors would take the heat. There was no real effort to solve those crimes, which made me think the police were in cahoots with those who violated the law. I never saw a black body breaking and entering.
police job applications typically give extra points if the applicant has been in the military. This tends to exclude more progressive applicants.
GOP's dedication to democracy is more & more tenuous
Make up a story and repeat the lie
thank you for all these details
Both Antifa and BLM have many non-black sympathizers.
In North Dakota in 2018, Native Americans couldn’t vote if they didn’t have a physical address. Most reservations don’t have physical addresses.
No, the GOP just has a different concept of "democracy".
voting rights are the whole game
School board issues include CRT as well, which may be the heavier reason right wingers wish to get involved.
Time to send manchin back to WV !
Manchin, for all his evils, is a Democrat. Dems just need to have a majority of 55, so he doesn’t control the narrative as he does now.
Steve Vladeck over on twitter has a great thread explaining the shadow docket & how the current court has been (ab)using it
Manchin is NO democrat!
School board can concern themselves with all curriculum issues; conservative members can potentially do a lot of damage.
The words are “co-opted”
Often used to support false equivalency.
YEAH! About freedom. I was in a store in Kalispell, Montana, and someone came up to me declaring that Fauci said I didn’t need to wear a mask. I ignored him, and he followed me down an aisle stating I didn’t need to wear one. I finally faced him and said, I have the freedom to wear a mask, thank you.. He did leave me alone then.
got to bolt--thank you for putting this on!
Are any Congress people going to be put into the same district by redistricting lines? Do we know yet?
The Constitution needs to be changed one sentence at a time. It would be disaster to have a Constitutional Convention.
Will you be posting all of the links for all the pages you are citing?
What can realistically be done to reform the filibuster??
Nothing Jennifer Calvert.
Why do we keep bringing it up then?
To remove it.
Is that realistic?
Yes. Because it isn’t in the Constitution.
But I’m talking realistic, not just legalistic.
No, but that could be said about many desirable reforms!
call/write your senators, write letters to the editor
It would seem the think tanks develop policy to be implemented in times of (self) advantage. The opportunity of crisis.
Smerconish - Sounds like the name of a county in WA! LOL
What is the link for tomorrow’s event?
national coalition of state legislatures is a counterpoint to ALEX
The Senate will need to change its cloture rules to make it really hard to use cloture.
It is the Senate’s decision to tank the filibuster. 50 votes is what it takes. With the stated positions of Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema, it will be hard to overcome; however, Joe has definitely stated support for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, so he may choose to support removal of the filibuster for that one issue.
what are the think tanks active in WA?
GOP eliminated the need to have 60 vote majority for confirmation. Simple majority rules there - Supreme Court as example, we now have Kavanaugh, Gorusch and Barrett as a result.
Bill and Melinda gates Fdn. ?
Jeremy, isn’t there a guy that writes op-eds in the S-R.. Washington Policy Center or some such thing….
are you thinking of shawn vestal?
Is that a pro-business operation?
No way…. He’s great. I’ll look further…
Agree that think tanks are corporate focused. They also include universities.
Universities are businesses, don't forget!
Think tanks allow corporations to hide their advocacy for extreme corporate interests
It was interesting that recently a think tank wanted to quash HR-1, but the researchers came back saying most of its policies were very popular. They got around the polling problems somehow.
How much funding from each one?
We need to know who funds the TV ads for certain political issues and candidates.
Chris CargillWASHINGTON POLICY CENTER
George Mason U. has a "Center for Intelligence Studies: which is a pseudo-academic body!
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It would be interesting to know if we could connect the dots between policy and think tanks.
That may answer Ron Leslie’s comment that we can’t just stereotype them.
And think tanks work better when there is vigorous investigative journalism to feed them.
Would Norm Ornstein be on the same page as Richard Wolff? If not, he should not be listened to and aggrandized.