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[From my newsletter.]

Giiiiiiirrrrrrrllllllll. I am feeling nourished by Bernie Bro tears this morning after an absolutely delicious Super Tuesday in which Joe Biden crushed Bernie Sanders’ dreams and pulled ahead as the decisive frontrunner in this shitshow of a Democratic primary. I have already broken my Lent commitment and spent time last night and this morning bathing in Bernie Bro tears on Twitter. I’m not interested in being gracious about it. I was gracious in 2016, and so were the rest of the Democrats, even inviting this guy in to help set the rules for the 2020 primary to…


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[Republished from my newsletter: If you haven’t heard, I am giving up social media for Lent, so this newsletter is the only place where you can read my hot takes on politics and life, unless you see me IRL, as the kids say.]

In my last newsletter, I mentioned that I find Bloomberg to be an incredibly risky choice for Democratic nominee. The main reason I stated is that he is totally unvetted on a national level thus far, as he entered so late in the game, and people who live in New York City are speaking out loudly about…


Imagine that you’re lost and always have been. You’ve never known where you come from or where you’re going. You’ve been alone as long as you can remember, floating on a broken raft on the open sea. You’re an orphan and can’t remember your parents. You’ve never had anyone who loved you for who you really are. You’ve never caught someone staring at you, eyes shining, face smiling, just because you are you. Like the way my daughters catch me looking at them now. You’ve always disappointed people and failed to live up to their expectations. You don’t fit in…


There is a commonly accepted myth in American politics at the moment that tells us we are not ready for a woman president and that our best bet to beat Trump in 2020 is for the Democratic Party to nominate a white man to run against Trump for president. The myth is so pervasive that the media focuses most of its attention on the white male candidates running, which is not surprising given that white males make up the bulk of the media reporting on politics, but not a single white male running for president has put forth more policy…


The far left has been pushing an idea for a while that it would be beneficial for them to adopt the methods of the Tea Party in order to gain power and promote far left ideals. But the Tea Party has largely been a failure, so this approach makes very little sense if the goal is progress toward far-left ideals.

For example, a recent Politico article has Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) comparing the far-left movement to the Tea Party in a positive way. She is hardly to first to espouse this idea, and this article is not about her in…


photo via The Daily Beast

So much of the criticism we see of presidential candidate Kamala Harris is poisoned with misogyny — rooted in a deep mistrust of women seeking power. Some of the criticism progressives have raised against Harris requires a nuanced analysis and might not result in any clear agreement with her on a given issue. …


via Esquire

Today, video surfaced of a mob of white male high school students taunting and harassing an indigenous elder veteran. Nathan Phillips was leading a group in an annual drum march to honor deceased indigenous veterans when the mob approached the group. The mob of students had traveled from Covington Catholic High School, located in a suburb outside Cincinnati to Washington D.C. for a march to protest women’s rights to control their own bodies. You see, before the disgusting display of racism, these students proudly marched to display their hatred of women and desire to dominate us.

The media and much…


image via The Hill

I wish that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had put a stop to the catfight narrative that emerged a few days ago between her and former-Senator Claire McCaskill.

Women are eager for solidarity with one another within the Democratic Party. That is why it is disappointing that Ocasio-Cortez took the media’s bait to lash out at McCaskill not much more than a week after Ocasio-Cortez herself said, “One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as ‘reporting.’”

McCaskill did an interview with CNN in which she made some controversial comments about the newly elected representative. As per usual, the parade of…


Imagine a Facebook where the major decision-makers, policy advisers, and public relations folks weren’t one hundred percent wealthy white people. Imagine a Facebook where half of these folks were black, Latinx, Muslim, and immigrants. Imagine that when racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim propaganda began to appear on Facebook back in 2010, 2013, or 2015, that when CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg asked what Facebook should do about it, the team he asked wasn’t the all-white team he asked, but a team that has experience with racism, discrimination, hate crimes, political assassination, and genocide. But as we know, that’s not what happened.


Comments about Rep. Ocasio-Cortez show us how far we have to go

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I bought my first suit during my second semester of law school. I needed to wear it to make an oral argument before three judges at the Intermediate Court of Appeals for my appellate advocacy class. I waited for my next paycheck and went to Ann Taylor for the first time in my life. I was only going to be able to buy one suit, and our dean told us that for job interviews, women should wear a skirt suit in classic colors like black and gray. So that’s what I bought: a beautiful black skirt suit. I loved it…

Candice Aiston

Lawyer + writer in Portland, Oregon.

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