THEREhere’s never been a candidate like Donald Trump—but after all the outrage and anxiety he has aroused, it looks like the Trump-Clinton electoral map will be almost exactly the same as the Romney-Obama electoral map of 2012. Right now, three weeks out, Trump is leading in all the states Romney won, according to fivethirty-eight.com, except for North Carolina; Clinton is leading in all the states Obama won, except maybe for Iowa. Obama won with 332 electoral votes; it looks like Clinton will win with about the same. How is that possible? … continued at TheNation.com
In the California state Assembly, the so-called “moderates” are doing the bidding of the Oil Lobby, Big Pharma, and the real estate developers — but Bernie’s ‘Our Revolution’ is joining a key fight to stop them.
The battleground: San Bernardino.
Can Edward Snowden come home soon? His lawyer, Ben Wizner of the ACLU, talks about what would happen in an espionage trial — and why Obama should issue a pardon.
The campaign to pardon Snowden, led by the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International, is collecting signatures on a petition: https://www.pardonsnowden.org/
TMinnesota’s mini-Trump”: Jason Lewis, the right-wing talk-show host who’s running for Congress for an open Republican seat in the suburbs south of the Twin Cities, the 2nd Congressional District. It’s the same seat Bill Maher targeted two years ago in his “Flip-a-district” campaign—only then it was held by a six-term Republican incumbent named John Kline. Maher’s effort didn’t work; Kline was reelected.. . .
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Republicans are doing everything they can to keep Hillary’s e-mail in the news. And now they have a new front in their campaign: They’re arguing that Clinton violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by storing official information on her private e-mail servers.
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Trump needs at least five or six million more votes than Romney in 2012. Where can he get them? A look at longstanding patterns in American voting suggests that it’s pretty much an impossible task.
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The new book Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul, by Clara Bingham, is an oral history of 1969-1970. It’s surprisingly moving and powerful.
Read my review HERE.
When the circus came to Pico Blvd;
a look inside the karate studio;
and the mystery of the Pico Teriyaki House: they’re never open, but the guy is always in there.
There were two Nancy Davises in Hollywood in the early ’50s. One called the other a Communist. That was not true. The first one ended up in the White House, and the other one ended up in Ventura, California, flipping burgers in a snack bar.
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