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Joined on 2 October, 2009
Things will get loud, so keep this in mind:
1) There are people about to testify under oath, under penalty of perjury, that Trump did these things.
2) There are people who say Trump did NOT do these things. Exactly none of them are willing to testify under oath.
I don't want to dunk on the Northwestern J-students, in part because I think we need journalists now more than ever and punching down in his profession is extremely shitty, but I do want to tell a story about why we call people who might not want to be contacted for stories.
As a former newspaper editor, I deeply appreciate what he's saying here. Good journalism is about putting yourself on the line to give a voice to others.
Employers favor men not because they are prejudiced against women, but because they have the perception that men perform better on average at certain tasks.
1. First delete the unnecessary comma.
2. Then delete the idiocy on either side of the comma.
JUST IN: Elijah Cummings' widow, says she will run for his longtime House seat
I'm gonna rewrite the headline:
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and widow of Elijah Cummings, announces run for his House seat.
Whenever I'm looking for a source of strength and courage, I think about our veterans and their families—they inspire me every day. On #VeteransDay, let's make sure we all give a little something back to those who have given so much to our nation.
I was biting my nails when I heard rumors of Dreamspinner not paying authors, since they’re one of the presses I copyedit for.
Should’ve listened to my gut when they offered me an edit. Now three weeks past when I should’ve gotten paid & they’re not responding to emails.
Replying to @kj_charles: Words cannot describe my contempt for companies that take work from freelancers in the full knowledge they can't or won't p…
Could Texas be any more intentional?
Houston voters elect 19 Black women to judgeships.
GOP then introduces bill to replace judicial elections w/governor-appointed judges.
Kicker: Bill would end elections only in counties w/500,000+ people, targeting urban areas like Houston.
In a sign that women are participating in political giving more than ever before, more than 1 million women have donated to 2020 presidential candidates thus far.
2020 candidates and the percent of their itemized contributions coming from women:
So, I proffered what Trump calls “fake” news should stand for: Factual And Keenly Exact. May I proffer that “witch” of witch hunt stands for: What Is Trump Constantly Hiding? That is what is being asked and explored. And what we are finding already is bigly bad.
@kdrkrepp @reporterjoe @Alex_Kack @KraftBrand @dcdiaperbank @AmbarCapHill @CarminesNYC @HypeCafe1 @chefjoseandres @WCKitchen
We are preparing for the possibility of another government shutdown Right before the holidays. You all were so generous to the DC area last shutdown. Can we count on you again?
@WCKitchen and many restaurant partners always able and ready....
Top 10 states for largest raw net gain of *non-white* voting age citizens in last four years, per latest Census data:
1. CA +1,431,396
2. TX +1,188,457
3. FL +879,350
4. GA +346,650
5. NY +336,183
6. AZ +300,036
7. NC +249,466
8. WA +203,425
9. NJ +191,123
10. VA +190,305
Time to make sure they're registered.
Tulsi Gabbard has made the cut for November’s Democratic debate. Ten candidates will now be on stage, with Julián Castro as the notable exception.
Replying to @samswey: Tulsi and Tom Steyer making the debate but not Castro - who’s led the field on both immigration and police reform - is a major…