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10/5/12 On liars, debates, elections, and brainless columnists

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I wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times that probably won’t get published, but I couldn’t resist. In related news, David Brooks is either an idiot or hopelessly na├»ve, and Mitt Romney is (gasp!) a liar.

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11/2/11 I occupy Oakland every day

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I can’t afford to take a day off to occupy my own city.

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8/24/11 iPads, cash, and the U.S. government

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On iPads, cash, and the U.S. government.

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3/9/11 You’ve gone and done it this time, Wisconsin Republicans.

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Way to break open meeting laws when you had the upper hand, Wisconsin GOP. Duh.

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1/9/11 One guy’s initial thoughts: What conditions precipitate the shooting of Congresspeople?

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I wax philosophical on partisanship in the wake of the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of U.S. District Judge John Roll, Gabriel Zimmerman, Pastor Dorwin Stoddard, Christina-Taylor Green (age 9), Dorthy Morris, and Phyllis Schneck.

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12/13/10 Bernie Sanders’ 8 hour, 35 minute speech

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Senator Bernie Sanders (Ind-VT): We cannot give tax breaks to the rich when we already have the most unequal distribution of income of any major country on Earth. The top 1 percent earns 23 percent of all income in America, more than the bottom 50 percent. They don’t need more tax breaks to be paid […]

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12/12/10 My thoughts on economic issues

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[This is a draft I saved on 12/12/10 that I was going to add evidence to, but I’m fine standing behind it as is. Others have done the work that supports my glib conclusions. This is the Internet, after all.] Okay, so here are the things that are indisputable: The gap between the rich and […]

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11/2/10 Thoughts on a three-page ballot (photo illustration)

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One guy’s progressive endorsements

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In which Jason waxes lengthy about the three-page ballot he has to drop off Tuesday at his polling place.

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8/2/10 Our brains reject facts, and misinformation makes us confident. Ah, well.

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This tab has been open in my browser at work since July 11th, because I’ve been meaning to finish reading this article and posting it, but I just haven’t gotten to it. From “How facts backfire” in The Boston Globe: [W]e often base our opinions on our beliefs, which can have an uneasy relationship with […]

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