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To some Republican members of Congress

I’m not naming you; I don’t know who you are. But I’m pretty sure you’re out there. As I watch your political party shatter into hundreds of pieces, I assume you, right in the middle of it, must be going … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

“We must accept one central truth as participants in a democracy: Freedom is not a state; it is an act.” –John Lewis, so quoted by Adam Serwer in The Atlantic

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Does your one vote have any power?

I don’t know if you remember what happened in one Virginia state legislative race last year. I’ll never forget it because it came down to a single vote. One vote, from one person. That one person marked his ballot so … Continue reading

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