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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    This whole primary season is going to be a series of takes just like this and I'm already tired of it.
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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    Bold would be removing a lifetime tenure from judges and SCOTUS justices. I like the idea of packing but it's a band aid for a bigger problem (and ones that regressives would certainly use if given the chance)
  3. Especially given that the military has said climate change is a national security threat...
  4. b_m_b_m_b_m

    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    Have you met people who only support a given candidate because of their gender or race?
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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    Or we can go back to the model before tax and funding cuts. See Here, particularly under figure 5 States cut funding due to tax shortfall (recession), to make up shortfall colleges and universities pass that cost on to students. One avenue of change could be limiting how much of an increase colleges and universities can have, because I know Ohio does this and based on that link it keeps tuition increases down (but increases other fees and cut in student services)
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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    Absolutely no one gives a shit about the cold war outside of making a bad Trump/Russia joke. The thing these days is all about "wHaT aBoUt VeNeZuElA?!?"
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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    Post secondary education should be free (for public schools, not private). That means vocational schools, community colleges, and yes, four year schools. Hell, probably even medical school as well. Just the same as Pre-K through 12, funded through taxes. That said, without significant changes to the filibuster, nothing resembling a progressive policy will ever pass the Senate, full stop. We won't ever have a 60 vote democratic majority in our lifetimes again because of how the electorate is sorting itself and the media echo chambers that live on, boomers alive or not. And here's the real crux of the issue: when first elected, president's have two years to get their legislative priorities through. Starting from a compromised position, and then having an ability to compromise from there (as is necessary) is a losers game for someone with progressive policy goals. Because compromise always means bending legislation and policy rightward. The original Medicare debate back under LBJ wanted Medicare for all...the compromise was limiting to just those over 65, and look how far we've come in the 50 years from that. Keep this in mind.
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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    For the record, alpha will come and white knight anything remotely negative about kloubasher
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    ~* Tripe/Counter-Tripe *~

    Once Scotland and northern Ireland separate from the United kingdom, it's going to be interesting to see how bad things get. I'm glad I only have to worry about Donald Trump and the rise and acceptance of fascism on this side of the Atlantic
  10. I say it's high time we fixed that. Put a trigger and a grip on that bad boy and Make Maytag Great Again
  11. b_m_b_m_b_m

    Update: Amazon cancels plans for NYC HQ2 campus

    Then you wouldn't want Amazon HQ anywhere here
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    Update: Amazon cancels plans for NYC HQ2 campus

    Amazon doesn't want those people. They want young fresh cs grads they can churn and burn every two years. These people would need job prospects after Amazon and Richmond can't deliver that.
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    Update: Amazon cancels plans for NYC HQ2 campus

    Yes the Richmond tech hub with employers such as Capitol one and.... That rounds out the Richmond large tech employer community. No thanks.
  14. I know you knew, but it may have passed over some other heads
  15. Literally HIPAA. Anyone even remotely working with health care information needs to be aware of it. Not to mention the 9th amendment.
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    ~*Official Nancy, AOC, and Friends Thread*~

    It's typically used as just another way of saying "shut up things are fine, nothing needs to change"
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    ~*Official Nancy, AOC, and Friends Thread*~

    This is the center square in neo lib bingo
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    ~*Official Nancy, AOC, and Friends Thread*~

    JFC. I know people who are lower middle/working class who have smart phones. The only one I know who doesn't have a smart phone is my brother, but that's because he can't hold a job down due to mental health issues so really can't afford it.
  19. Him being 240-ish pounds seems reasonable. His suit does him no favors.
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    ~*Official 2020 Candidates Thread*~

    (Arizona only seems to be a less shitty place because it hasn't gone through any large scale urban decay and subsequent revitalization because its grown so fast and is still relatively new)
  21. When was the last time Congress went out of session? Isn't that when the president can do the whole recess appointment nonsense?
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