Beyond just the one issue, it’s a really good look at how Obama’s behind-the-scenes political calculations work— how he thinks, how he strategizes, etc.

Probably not surprisingly, Biden comes off really well.

This is potentially big! If enough states agree to this, presidential elections will go to the winner of the popular vote. I wasn’t sure Cuomo would be on board, but he was! One step closer.

Fingers crossed.

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I’m glad I’ll get to vote for someone who’s an actual progressive instead of a Wall Street tool.

a fun post about fun gubernatorial candidates

The Libertarian Party just became the first party to have more than one candidate. Out of the two Libertarians, I’m leaning toward preferring Chris Edes.

Out of all the candidates overall: still leaning toward Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, who I also voted for last time.

That’s all! Back to pictures of weird cats.

ugh there’s a gubernatorial election we have to deal with

Currently leaning toward Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, who I also voted for last time. But it’s early and I can be persuaded.

I’m keeping my political posts short and my music posts long to reflect the conversations I would like to have.

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After Councilwoman Diana Reyna noted that, during her tenure, she’d gone from being single to a married mother and Councilman James Oddo referenced his engagement, Peter Vallone Jr. joked that he felt left out of the club.

“Apparently I’m also the only person leaving the council still single,” quipped Mr. Vallone, who lost his bid for Queens Borough president. “If I could be more depressed.”

But Public Advocate-elect Letitia James quickly broke in.

“Single and satisfied!” she shouted through the chamber, drawing laughs, and an idea from Mr. Oddo.

“There may be a moment here! Peter, you’re single. Peter, Tish; Tish, Peter,” he said.

“Out of order! Just vote, Peter!” Ms. Quinn jokingly broke in.

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This article about the last day of the current New York City Council makes it sound like an endearingly shitty sitcom.

Girl, you meshugenah.

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Which means De Blasio said whatever he thought would get people to vote for him and then appointed the same old people to do the same old bullshit.

The NSA is collecting information about people’s online porn-viewing habits so it can potentially use this information to discredit them.

They’re going after “radicalizers”, not terrorists. Their targets include a “well-known media celebrity” and a “respected academic”.

During the Bush administration, anyone who criticized the government was slandered as unpatriotic. Now, the government is actively collecting information it can use to make its critics look bad.