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Richard (RJ) Eskow
Writer. Host/Managing Editor, The Zero Hour radio and TV program. Former Lead Writer, Bernie 2016. He, Him, Hey You.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 17
I see some Democrats online saying, "We don't like his views but we'll take the $80 million he's promised to our candidates." It doesn't work like that. If you take his money, you have to listen to -- and accommodate -- his views.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 17
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Lauren Duca Sep 17
It seems to me that when Brett Kavanaugh attempted to deny a 17-year-old immigrant an abortion, he believed that the decisions you make as a minor ought to have lifelong consequences. Let's treat him the same way.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 17
It took $174 per voter -- per voter! -- to elect the fundamentally dislikable M. Bloomberg as NYC mayor. Based on 2016 turnout, that means it would cost more than $10 billion to make him president. Even Bloomberg can't afford that.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 17
SUre, Dems could nominate Bloomberg. Or, conversely, they could just cede the 2020 election to Trump or his replacement. That would save a lot of time, money, and effort.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 17
Suggested edits: Cut most paras. Lead with the one about Trump being the product of a decades-long process of political corruption. That's strong. But explain that Dems, too, have been corrupted by big money. Add a para about hopeful new left candidates and it's a great piece.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 16
If Brett Kavanaugh had mistreated a pet as a teen, few would say it was too long ago to matter. They'd say it points to something very wrong with his character. Why is it that some people can't find the same empathy for a young girl that they'd have for a dog or cat?
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 16
Always enjoy talking with . about the goings-on at ., including their latest book. We spoke in defense of takedowns -- and utopias. Video here:
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 15
Replying to @JohnnyHeatWave
Okay, I'll bite: Neutron bombs have the lowest force and range of any nuclear weapon. Exposure results in nausea, hair loss, and death. A neutron bomb has never been deployed in the field.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 15
Nope. Hadn't heard of him.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 15
Replying to @SeanMcElwee
That's why I rarely have rightwingers on The Zero Hour. Those "discourses" are hollow and lame. Besides, the right massive networks funded by billionaires. We know what they think. I should probably highlight more intra-left debates, though (eg, UBI vs. jobs guarantee vs. both).
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 15
C. All of the above.
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onekade Sep 14
Imagine how ridiculous it would be if the report said Brett Kavanaugh had physically attacked a man, and the response from republicans was to assemble a list of men Kavanaugh did not physically attack.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 14
And we have the money. There's no rational reason not to to end child poverty now.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 13
Dear Internet: I don't do slideshows. Don't show me any. Thanks, Richard
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🦇 thelitcritguy 🦇 Sep 13
the complete and total inability of these people to conceive of literally any relationship in terms other than an economic exchange is genuinely horrific.
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 13
This should remove any doubt that officers on the scene accidentally botched the Botham Jean investigation. From the looks of this, Dallas cops are just plain dirty.
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Lyta 🌹Gold Sep 13
enjoyed voting for today and then standing in a hot crowded motionless subway train for a half hour, wishing I could vote for her twice
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Richard (RJ) Eskow Sep 13
So, both Ken Starr and James Frey (remember them?) have written memoirs, and neither is entitled "I Am an Unredeemably Worthless Human Being Who Should Be Dropped Down the Memory Hole (Which Should Then Be Sealed Over For All Time.)" What are the chances?
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Amélie Sep 12
Cuomo is reaching Trump levels with this ridiculous bullshit. I’m pretty sure Cynthia Nixon can handle two-sided paper so your choice should be clear, New Yorkers.
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