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Rebecca Traister gave another interview about her book Good and Mad to friend and journalist Chris Hayes. Traister is a must listen no matter what format but this podcast is especially poignant because it was recorded before Christine Blasey Ford testified last week. In that context, what Traister says will blow your mind.

About anger, am I angry? Yes. I’m as angry as a Bacchae. It has been a struggle to not start screaming and not stop until I burst some eardrums. I don’t get that angry very often but if you push me year after year without let up, I lose it eventually.

The trouble is, and this is a problem regardless of what sex you are, it’s very difficult to canvas when you’re not in control of your anger. You can’t just show up at peoples’ doors like some Tasmanian Devil with a flyer in your hand. It tends to make voters nervous.

So if you can control your anger for a few hours a weekend, please consider channeling it in some productive way for a campaign near you. For various real life reasons, I’ve been putting it off but now it’s crunch time.

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Here’s a real life reason. I went to a goat run last Saturday. Turns out most of these people were Democrats who were furious at what happened with Kavanaugh. They’re all planning on voting in November. But first, a beer:

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