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David Walsh
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David Walsh 5h
Replying to @moshik_temkin
Indeed. (Although still wondering why Chuck Schumer’s press secretary shows up giving Billy McFarland advice.)
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19 others 6h
i think the main problem is that, if you accept this logic--that the Constitution is... lacking--it opens a can of worms that can't be undone scares a lot of powerful people
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David Walsh 6h
(Chuck Schumer is *terrible.*)
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David Walsh 6h
Although I am really curious why ’s press secretary randomly shows up near the end to give Billy McFarland PR advice.
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David Walsh 6h
I’m watching the Netflix Fire Festival doc with my GF, and... it’s disappointing. There’s a lot that can be said about the tech industry, the cult of “entrepreneurship,” labor exploitation, marketing, and capitalism that this doc DOESN’T say in favor of an insider’s account.
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David Walsh 7h
Michelle Alexander’s latest in really is one of the best op-eds I’ve ever read.
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Dad 15h
After he was assassinated, Congress rushed through the Fair Housing Act in his honor. One of the first big landlords caught up in enforcement of that act was one Donald Trump.
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David Walsh 7h
(I even like “In the Wake of Poseidon,” though “Crimson King” is best, followed by “Discipline” and then “Red.”)
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David Walsh 7h
You’re welcome.
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David M. Perry 8h
We live in a center left country with a massive and varied voter suppression system. Imagine if we had a Democracy.
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David Walsh 8h
Replying to @_varsha_venkat
Righteous. Very righteous.
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Nancy Leong 11h
Different branch of government, but my current research reveals that, in disputes involving race, Republican judicial appointees are about 4x as likely to quote MLK as their Democratic counterparts. More than 85% of the time they then go on to rule against the person of color.
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David Walsh 8h
Replying to @jordanlperkins
Well, we’ll have to agree to disagree—power is centered in her analysis in a way that I think merits serious consideration. I’m not a social scientist, by the way. I’m a historian.
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David Walsh 8h
Replying to @jordanlperkins
Meh, all I’m saying is if there were Black Hebrews in Minneapolis, a city that was ~70% white back then in a state well over 85% white... well, they’re probably around in a city that’s ~45% black in the Upper South.
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David Walsh 8h
Replying to @jordanlperkins
I think the core premise that acting in a racist fashion to the guy who is attempting to de-escalate the situation is valid, yes.
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David Walsh 8h
Replying to @jordanlperkins
And I’m from St. Paul, Minnesota, and I used to see the Black Hebrews all the time when I went to downtown Minneapolis as a kid. Was ‘90s Minneapolis as cosmopolitan as New York or DC?
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David Walsh 8h
Replying to @jordanlperkins
Uh, they’re from just outside of Cincinnati, chief.
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David Walsh 8h
Yes, you’ve certainly shown up what reading historically evidence critically looks like.
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David Walsh 9h
Uh, you do realize this is from a right-wing segregationist newspaper, not the New York Times, right?
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David Walsh 9h
He’s doing a PhD?
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