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  1. Matthew Yglesias looks at absurd tropes of...

    Matthew Yglesias looks at absurd tropes of corporate antiracism training.

    https://www.slowboring.com/p/tema-okun

    The characteristics of White Supremacy Culture according to Tema Okun include a...
  2. So is he suggesting Biden is more powerful than...

    So is he suggesting Biden is more powerful than God?

    It's also possible that O'Rourke was the better politician, and able to outperform the fundamentals, while Abrams lost a state later won by...
  3. The New York Times had a piece going into detail...

    The New York Times had a piece going into detail about Ma’Khia Bryant’s struggles in Foster Care, before she was gunned down by police while trying to stab another young woman with a steak knife.
    ...
  4. Honestly, it's probably easier to get elected...

    Honestly, it's probably easier to get elected Governor than Senator if you're a member of a party that's weak in a state.

    A Senator will be seen as a rubber stamp for a controversial national...
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    Meaningful changes do come with tradeoffs, and...

    Meaningful changes do come with tradeoffs, and there's a whole question about where to go next with a character, as well as when the character loses what made them popular in the first place.

    I...
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    Asterix is a monster hit, but what about the 15th...

    Asterix is a monster hit, but what about the 15th biggest ongoing French comic book series?

    An additional problem with the comic store market is that it's facing more changes and competition.
    ...
  7. You may be optimistic in figuring Republicans...

    You may be optimistic in figuring Republicans won't know what to do if elected again.

    Looking at one potential nominee, Ron DeSantis will be reasonably experienced with six years in the US House,...
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    Some more thoughts on the problems. - There...

    Some more thoughts on the problems.

    - There are some larger questions on the relevance of superheroes as a metaphor that affect Marvel and DC as companies coming up with new superhero stories. Is...
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    This is a good question. In no particular...

    This is a good question.

    In no particular order...

    The major superheroes have been in action for about a decade in-universe, but there are references to stories published decades earlier....
  10. This actually get to some bigger questions on the...

    This actually get to some bigger questions on the political environments that led to the elections of George W Bush and Donald Trump.

    The first question is the connection between Trump and...
  11. From my understanding, the context of the earlier...

    From my understanding, the context of the earlier discussion was more about policy on a traditional left-right spectrum (Should we raise the minimum wage? Should we have more environmental...
  12. Trump couldn't even reverse an executive order on...

    Trump couldn't even reverse an executive order on the DACA program. He was constrained in significant ways. Even the judges he put on the court would vote against him in big ways (mainly because he...
  13. In addition, there are multiple branches of...

    In addition, there are multiple branches of government that have to work together. Courts will determine if elected figures have constitutional and/ or statutory authority for what they want to do....
  14. To figure out if it's bias, there are some other...

    To figure out if it's bias, there are some other potential relevant questions: What were the expectations? What were previous results in the same districts? What are normal results under similar...
  15. I welcome prominent Democrats to make the...

    I welcome prominent Democrats to make the argument that the founding of America was inherently bad.

    I would also argue that America was good for more than just some people, and that things have...
  16. I can discuss the number of trans people. ...

    I can discuss the number of trans people.

    Polls suggest it's around 0.6%.

    https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/trans-adults-united-states/

    A Gallup poll did note that the...
  17. It's not a given. I do believe that the...

    It's not a given.

    I do believe that the forming of America is a good thing. I recognize that people may believe differently, but they should also understand that their view is going to be...
  18. You're mistaken. I have not hinted that Wonkette...

    You're mistaken. I have not hinted that Wonkette was making any argument for the purpose of giving white slaveowners more representation. It would be the practical result had northerners agreed to...
  19. It's still better that it was done late, than to...

    It's still better that it was done late, than to have not done it all, even if some misinterpreted it....
  20. Their main arguments are that the three-fifths...

    Their main arguments are that the three-fifths compromise didn't work, and that it was wrong to count any human being as less than a full person.



    The South agreed with the perspective that it...
  21. I agree with this completely. The commenters...

    I agree with this completely.

    The commenters seem to be aware of the issue.

    If anything, there seems to be an attempt to exploit the ignorance of many Americans about history in the framing of...
  22. The Wonkette piece suggests the mistake was in...

    The Wonkette piece suggests the mistake was in not counting slaves as full people.
  23. Wonkette is taking the side of the slaveowners on...

    Wonkette is taking the side of the slaveowners on this one.

    A Tennessee conservative arguing that it's a good thing that the slave-owning South had less political power is hardly an example of...
  24. If you can quote Republican Senators (and I'm not...

    If you can quote Republican Senators (and I'm not suggesting you can't; Tommy Tuberville is a Senator), that would be more meaningful than spending a single second discussing the head of one...
  25. In the most recent mayoral election in New...

    In the most recent mayoral election in New Orleans, three Democrats got a combined 88.24% in the first round of the runoff.

    The president of the Women’s Republican Club of New Orleans does not...
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