Which Members of Congress Were Giving Capitol Tours to Right Wing Attackers?
Several days after the startling attack on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal…
Making Sense of the Attack on the Capitol
This is a loose transcript of the Close Read podcast for 1/9/20. I’ll be cross-posting these to Medium with more frequency.
Democrats Won the Senate, Now It’s Time to Save Democracy
Democrats really did it. They flipped the Senate. Now the party has control of both chambers of Congress and the presidency for the first…
Better Messaging Won’t Solve Our Political Problems
It’s tempting to think that better messaging is the key to advancing good policy and getting big political wins.
No, Trump Does Not Represent Half the Country
Despite losing a major presidential election, conservatives are urging liberals to earnestly listen to “half the country” that voted for…
Both Parties Got More Votes This Year, That’s a Challenge for Visualizing Results
Often, visualizations about election data focus on the margin of victory (the gap between a winner and loser) and share (what percent of…
Elizabeth Warren Emails from 2020 (Reference Post for Close Read Podcast)
This is a reference post for some political emails we’re discussing for Close Read.
Stop Helping Conservatives Spread Propaganda About Protests
The ongoing protests against police violence in America are among the largest civil rights demonstrations in history. They’ve rapidly…
It’s About Ethics in Open Letters
Harper’s “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate” has gotten a lot of attention and there are some fine responses out there already…
This Will Never Work
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