Biden Says Let’s Keep Marching

Obama and Biden walk the White House lawn

One of the things I’ll miss most about President Obama being in office is the obvious friendship, brotherhood, and admiration that exists between Obama and Biden. Vice President Biden shared this today: For eight years, I’ve had the privilege to stand with my friend and brother, to fight alongside him to make sure every single American […]

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Justice Sotomayor is Right.

When I saw the news of Alton Sterling being killed by police last night, I was reminded of a dissent I’d recently read by Justice Sotomayor. I have a feeling the story the police give about why they approached Sterling, and why deadly force was used and is okay, will not being something with which I agree. Extrajudicial execution […]

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Last Week Tonight on Congressional Fundraising

Last Week Tonight continues to do important work. In case I haven’t mentioned it enough times for you to remember that and/or you don’t have HBO and you keep forgetting to subscribe to their YouTube channel, HERE: All together now: WTF?! As a total government nerd (degree in it and all), I knew this, but […]

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A Trumpdate (Sorry)

This is hilarious and awkward and very amusing to me: The amazing story of Donald Trump’s old spokesman, John Barron — who was actually Donald Trump himself. In the 1980s, when reporters called the Trump Organization to request an interview with the boss, they were sometimes referred to a spokesman, instead. That a busy and […]

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Trubama: I ship it.

Did you catch Canada’s Prime Minster Trudeau making the rounds with President Obama yesterday? They held a joint press conference that’s worth checking out: Because I mean, it’s this guy: Later in the day, they got dressed up for a State Dinner (and look at Michelle!): And that’s when the Internet noticed their friendly relationship […]

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Foreign Policy 101

This presidential primary hasn’t seemed to have spent enough time talking about the candidates and foreign policy as far as I can tell, and that’s a really key part of what a president does. Crash Course is great at explaining why it’s really important.

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