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    How Not to End Racial Discrimination [www.slate.com] The right has always been against race-conscious remedies to racial discrimination, touting “colorblindness” as the “constitutional” approach to making policy. But there’s still more to do.
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      The Ukraine, You Saw, You Conquered Gabfest [www.slate.com] Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest! Vote here.
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        @redqueencoder literally none of those flavors go together.
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          Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Be President One Day? [www.slate.com] On Thursday afternoon Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, and immediately political reporters began to complain about the “Clinton dynasty.” “Can you say dynasty?” wrote the staff of the Week…
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            My next piece at Slate is kind of troll-y. I apologize ahead of time.
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              Damn you Loom!
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                Real talk y’all. One of my dear friends is leaving DC and I’m kind of heartbroken.
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                  Why the NRA Loves Michael Bloomberg [www.slate.com] When Michael Bloomberg launched his first organization for gun control—Mayors Against Illegal Guns—his goal was to leverage wide public support for universal background checks into actual policy.
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                    @clarkgoble Put another way, the will to power is responsible for racism, which is a system of power relations demarcated by who has particular physical features. Or, more concretely, Walter White [www.loc.gov] was a black man as much as MLK.
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                      @clarkgoble Important to recognize that racism isn’t about skin color, it’s about power and resources, and the lines of who gets what are demarcated by skin color.
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                        What If Bundy Ranch Were Owned by a Bunch of Black People? [www.slate.com] For 20 years, the federal government has fined Cliven Bundy for grazing his cattle on protected land. And for 20 years, Bundy has refused to pay. You know the things like militias. A few things.
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                          Will Today’s Hispanics Be Tomorrow’s Whites? [www.slate.com] The Trayvon Martin shooting was hardly in the national consciousness before fault lines emerged around the case. Was Martin as innocent as he seemed? Did Zimmerman fear for his life? Who is white?
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                            Second only to a Bulleit Rye Manhattan.
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                              Best way to end an evening is definitely with a Knob Creek Rye Manhattan.
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                                Why Jeb Bush May Win the Nomination [www.slate.com] Yes, he's out of touch with the Republican base, out of shape on the campaign trail, and burdened by the disastrous presidency of his older brother, but Jeb Bush could win the Republican presidential…