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Emailgate is a political problem for Hillary Clinton, but it also reveals why she'd be an effective president — Hillary Clinton's emails have, in a sense, taught us nothing new about her. She's not into transparency, she doesn't like the media (who also doesn't like her), and she's not overly concerned with following the spirit of the rules. To her critics, that makes her a deeply sinister figure.
Oct 06, 2015

The email scandal is actually a reminder of what's appealing about Clinton as a nominee…

Oct 06, 2015

RT @voxdotcom: Emailgate is a political problem for Hillary Clinton, but it also reveals why she'd be an effective president…

Oct 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton will make a great president because she ignores "procedural niceties" like federal law…

Oct 06, 2015

Trying to imagine what would happen if Hillary Clinton made this argument for her candidacy:

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You can't have too much RAM or battery life — I was just getting ready to post something of actual substance (this time, for sure!) but it's that time again in the Household of Science, College-Age Division: another laptop is circling the drain. Give us some advice, O Internets!

Tesla has a strategy car incumbents can beat, but they may be too slow — Tesla Motors is following up its well-reviewed by insanely expensive Model S by releasing the Model X, an all-electric SUV that is ... even more expensive, with vehicles starting at a mind-blowing $132,000. This isn't an unprecedentedly high price for a car, but even luxury automakers like BMW and Mercedes offer entry-level products for a quarter the price of a Model X.

Jeb Bush on mass shooting: "stuff happens" — Should we reduce the incidence of gun homicides with stricter regulations about who can buy a gun and under what circumstances? Jeb Bush doesn't think so, offering an argument that's strikingly reminiscent of Donald Rumsfeld trying to explain away the chaos and looting in postwar Iraq.

Democrats and Republicans use very different words when talking about guns — The good folksQuorum, a political analytics company, did an interesting exercise over night where they looked at the differences in words used by Democratic and Republican members of congress in tweets about guns. They worked them up into word clouds. First, the Democrats: This tells a pretty straightforward story.

What the wonky case for Obamacare's Cadillac Tax misses — The so-called Cadillac Tax has rapidly emerged as one of Obamacare's most politically vulnerable provisions. It doesn't poll well, conservatives hate it, and first Bernie Sanders and then Hillary Clinton endorsed its repeal. But bad poll numbers alone aren't normally enough to unravel an element of something like Obamacare - a program the Democratic Party has invested a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into.

Report: Arne Duncan to resign in December — The Associated Press is out with a report that US Education Secretary Arne Duncan will resign in December. Along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, he is one of two members of Barack Obama's original cabinet team to remain in office.

The Political “Long Term” is Barely 5 Years Out - Weekend Open Thread — It's been too long since we kicked off a new Open Thread, so here we go. Since 1984, turnout in presidential elections has ranged from 49 to 57 percent of eligible adults; since 1986, turnout in midterms has ranged from 36 to 39 percent. What does that mean for US politics and policy?

He can't do that to our pledges! Only we can do that to our pledges. — Does the rest of the world point and laugh, scratch their head in puzzlement, or silently rage at the hypocrisy of it all when the U.S. government makes completely un-self aware statements like this?

CEOs say gender diversity is a priority. That's news to the women who work for them. — A new McKinsey report done in partnership with Sheryl Sandberg's group Lean In sheds light on a number of obstacles women face when trying to advance up the corporate ladder. Much of it is about what you might expect, but a particularly insidious obstacle is arguably a form of self-deception in which companies say that gender diversity is a priority but don't act like it.
Sep 30, 2015

CEOs don't make gender diversity a priority, but they've convinced themselves they have.…

Sep 30, 2015

RT @voxdotcom: CEOs say gender diversity is a priority. That's news to the women who work for them.…

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Oct 06, 2015

Let it climb and drop an apple off the top Read more: Kills - What New York Used To Be Lyrics | MetroLyrics…

Oct 06, 2015

The fact that reducing gun ownership reduces suicide rates seems important to me.…

Oct 06, 2015

If you think my piece on Clinton and executive action has bleak implications for American democracy, I agree!…

Oct 06, 2015

i really admire @joannastern’s ability to get excited about new windows laptops

Oct 06, 2015

RT @Holden114: This piece is a perfect illustration why @mattyglesias doesn't understand diff btwn USA and a 3rd world dictatorship…

Oct 06, 2015

@Heminator You should read the article. You might agree with it.

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