Wednesday Open Thread

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.”

–Ralph Nader

19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ParkHill says:

    WOTD from Paul Krugman: "Paying for a Progressive Agenda"

    My main point now, however, is that when people ridicule progressive proposals as silly and unaffordable, they’re basically revealing their own biases and ignorance. Investment can and should be debt-financed; benefit enhancements can be largely paid for with high-end taxes. Howard Schultz won’t like it, but that’s his problem.

  2. Pseudonymous says:

    Bernie Sanders raises nearly $6 million in 24 hours after 2020 launch, campaign says

    Sanders raised $5,925,771 from 223,047 individual contributors across all 50 states in the campaign's first 24 hours, and more than $6 million from 225,000 individuals in total since the launch. And Sanders' campaign also noted that the average contribution was $27, "mirroring [Sanders'] 2016 campaign's average donation," a symbolic reflection of the Vermont senator's grassroots support that was key to his anti-establishment bid against Hillary Clinton.

    • Genghis says:

      Good deal! You don't see a new provision of the Bill of Rights made applicable to state and local government via the incorporation process every day. Maybe, just maybe, this'll help curb the rampant, aggravated, egregious legalized government theft known as civil forfeiture.


      Timbs v. Indiana

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    On the horns of dilemma…..

    So I'm at the gym this morning and I put on MSNBC where they have a story about AOC, her Green New Deal and farting cows in Iowa. So I turn to CNN where there is an interview of Joe Lieberman.


  4. JohnInDenver says:

    The WaPo today tells us we are not alone and don't even have the majority of the problem of mine wastes. Only 15 million gallons of the 50 million released daily nationwide come from Colorado. 

    Good news !!

  5. Diogenesdemar says:

    15 / 50 = 30%

    . . . sounds like we’ve got one hell of a plurality?!

  6. Davie says:

    Head's up — Andrew Carnegie (a.k.a. "Gerbils") is probably going to pop up here anytime now.

    Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

    A coordinated barrage of social media attacks suggests the involvement of foreign state actors.

    The main targets appear to be Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), four of the most prominent announced or prospective candidates for president.

    One of the objectives of the activity, they say, is to divide the left by making the Democratic presidential primary as chaotic and toxic as possible.

    “There are state supporters and funders of this stuff. Russia. North Korea is believed to be one, Iran is another,” he said. “In certain cases it appears coordinated, but whether coordinated or not, there are clearly actors attempting to influence the primary by exacerbating divisions within the party, painting more moderate candidates as unpalatable to progressives and more progressive candidates as unpalatable to more mainstream Dems.”


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