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The Capital's Great National Circus

Eric Foner London Review of Books
Think today's lack of congressional comity is bizarre? It's nothing (or not yet something) compared to the physical violence prevalent on the floor of the House and Senate in the period leading up to the Civil War.

Media Bits and Bytes - November 27, 2018

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Media, Tech, and the Next Congress; Net Neutrality After the Midterms; NPR Hypes Amazon; Facebook on the Dock; Homemade Fake News; The Relevant One Hundred

Alexandria Goes to Washington

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been live broadcasting congressional orientation, speaking directly to her viewers and constituents in a way members of Congress have never done before.

A New Generation of Activists Is in the House

John Nichols The Nation
Democrats have to keep reminding themselves, and America, that they beat Trump and the Republicans in the competition that mattered most - the only truly national competition this fall. The Democratic mandate is not overwhelming. But it is real.

Indivisible Guide Goes on the Offense

Indivisible Guide Goes on the Offense MSNBC News
"Indivisible," which organized protests around the country against the president, has written a 'how-to' guide for a progressive agenda in Congress.
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