Tag: The Soapbox

Educated Fools

Here’s a little thought experiment: What would happen if, by a snap of the fingers, white racism in America were to disappear? It might be that the black and Latino working class would be voting for Trump, too. Then we Democrats would have no chance in 2020. We often tell ourselves: “Oh, we lost just the white working class because of race.” But the truth might be something closer to this: “It’s only because of race that we have any part of the working class turning out for us at all.

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Don’t Count Elizabeth Warren Out

Elizabeth Warren still bounds on stage at campaign events like she just heard the starter pistol, often shouting “Woo-hoo” for emphasis.

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A Man in Full

Joe Biden has been through impeachment before.

Naming the Threat

It’s not hard to completely miss something that exists in plain sight. To see is itself a process of precognition—matching up an anticipated picture of reality to what you observe in real time. If there is no precognition, no placeholder mental picture that deems the matter significant, then perception can be delayed—and indeed, in many cases, entirely denied.

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