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THE LEADERS OF THE GROUP No Labels are working feverishly in all fifty states to get ballot access for a third-party presidential candidate next year.
As has been widely remarked, that gambit is likely to result not in the selection of the next president but in a spoiler candidate. Yet it is also worth noting more generally what the No Labels scheme would mean for our democratic system: It would roll the clock back on a half century of reforms by both major parties to democratize the way we select presidential candidates, to make the process more transparent, and to create new pathways for insurgent candidates to pursue the highest office in our land—all goals No Labels claims to support.
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BRENT ORRELL: Time to Do Something About the NILFs.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reports that work among prime-age Americans—those between 25 and 54 years of age—is at the highest rate in two decades, driven by rising wages and worker shortages. After years of decline in labor force participation, this is certainly welcome news. But it isn’t the whole story.
CATHY YOUNG: Sorting Out the Florida Teaching-About-Slavery Mess.
LET’S START WITH THE OBVIOUS: Slavery is not a “both sides” or a “yes, but” question. While one may debate specific issues—was it an integral part of the American founding or a pernicious legacy of the British colonial system?—none of that changes the fundamental fact: The ownership and trafficking of human beings was an atrocity, a stain on a country that proclaimed liberty to be its foundational principle.
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Tesla created secret team… to suppress thousands of driving range complaints.
Yelling at Senate Pages? Unrepentant J6 rally attendee / Congressman Derrick Van Orden cursed out a bunch of Senate Pages who were enjoy the Capitol after hours. Van Orden’s office was having a loud party before his midnight Capitol Tour (not normal). I’d submit that those Senate pages contribute more to Democracy than Mr. Van Orden does.
“I’ll bring this Jersey heat…” Chris Christie previews what he plans to say at the first GOP debate next month.
McCarthy and Swalwell… Got into a feud on the House floor.
Russell Crowe remembers… Sinéad O'Connor.
Why the Russian media loves… You guessed it! RFK Jr.
A third defendant emerges… In the Trump documents case, Carlos De Oliveira, the guy who drained the pool.
The Mitch McConnell incident… Is indicative of a bigger problem, writes Max Burns.
Donald Trump needed $250 million… So a little known bank, formerly called “Bank of Internet USA” came to the rescue.
A way to help lift people out of poverty… Is something we can all do: get out of our bubbles.
30 Rock was ahead of its time… AI Actors & the future.
The return of… The Automat.
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