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It's The Constitution, Stupid!

It's The Constitution, Stupid!
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A Housekeeping Post

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Goodbye, 2021.

Goodbye, 2021.
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“We Can't Govern!”

“We Can't Govern!”
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“The Angry U.S. Negro's Rallying Cries Are Confusing His Just And Urgent Cause”

“The Angry U.S. Negro's Rallying Cries Are Confusing His Just And Urgent Cause”
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Can The Right Get Any Worse? (Yes.)

Hey all. Let's hop to it. PoliticsI’ve written in the newsletter before about Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, admittedly less because I’ve been a close student of his governance than because I’m fascinated by who he is ideologically ⁠— a real deal Republican “moderate” in the age of Trump

Can The Right Get Any Worse? (Yes.)
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Giving Thanks for Survey Research

Hey all, I wanted to take a post to talk about a few recent polling reports I’ve been thinking about recently. Let’s hop to it. PoliticsEarlier this month, Jacobin and YouGov released a report on progressive messaging and working class voters called “Commonsense Solidarity: How a Working-Class Coalition

Giving Thanks for Survey Research
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Wes Anderson Is Good, Sorry.

Searchlight PicturesFilm I’m not ashamed to say I liked The French Dispatch, and I don’t really mind Anderson’s whole schtick either ⁠— the fact that he’s developed a distinctive style and a preferred set of characters and themes can’t reasonably be counted as a strike against

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Purpose, Pleasure, and Blowing Up Pipelines

Hey all, There’ll be a politics post later this week and another sooner on The French Dispatch, which I enjoyed, but today I thought I’d share a few pieces I’ve been thinking about recently that seem to rhyme thematically. Let’s hop to it. Culture & Politics

Purpose, Pleasure, and Blowing Up Pipelines
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Confederation & Constitution

Hey all, Just one housekeeping note: I recently signed up as an affiliate with Bookshop ⁠— a site that dedicates a portion of its book sales to independent bookstores. It’s a neat alternative to Amazon, and I hope to curate lists of recommended books and such on it eventually. Links

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