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Baker Pays Off Political Debt With Petty Veto

Picknelly's firm is subsidized by the government far more than AMTRAK because the state pays for the roads. It's not efficient at all but, in fact, massively inefficient because we have to pay 100% of their biggest cost. He's been wallowing at the public trough every day he's been in business. - promoted by Bob_Neer

Tim Kaine Deserves a Chance to Earn Our Approval

Well said. I count myself among the Kaine skeptics who were very impressed by his speech yesterday. If you haven't watched it, you should. Let's give him a chance. - promoted by david

Better Get Used to It: A Media Scorned Slowly Learns About Its Changing Role

Ach. Well, I feel terrible for the folks who want to do a good job in media but who are in an industry that has not figured out how to charge $ for a decent product. I feel like that has a lot to do with our predicament. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

The Listener: Understanding Hillary Clinton

I haven't had a chance to read the Klein piece yet - but looking forward to this profile of the person who may become the nation's first Venusian president. - promoted by hesterprynne

What Do We Owe the Press?

The State of My Town Is the State of the Commonwealth

Granby is the microcosm, Massachusetts the macrocosm. - promoted by hesterprynne

Deadbeat Donald, or The Emperor’s New Clothes

NOTE: Counting Delegates Honestly, Clinton Won

Clinton went +5 (6-1) in the Virgin Islands, and +12 (36-24) in Puerto Rico, over the weekend. She will almost certainly net a majority of pledged delegates on Tuesday. If she does, what's Sanders' argument? That the supers should back him instead, and undo the will of the voters, because he's polling better than her against Trump in some polls? That would be, frankly, crazy. - promoted by david

The Kids Are All Right (I Mean Left)

Thesis: Sanders is by far the biggest change agent in this election cycle. Discuss. - promoted by hesterprynne

Close to Zero: Polling, Predictability and Late Primary Politics

Is the Democratic primary race in California not as close as polls are making it appear? - promoted by hesterprynne