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      There’s been a vast amount of foolishness in the discussion of this. Labour lost for two main reasons: Their base was split by Brexit, and in a real way, no “positioning” could avoid this. There was a vast propaganda campaign against Corbyn in particular and Labour in general. What urban liberals don’t seem to understand […]
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First up, Jeff Flake is sickened by the attacks on Colonel Vindman who gave a deposition in front of the House Intel Committee yesterday. But republicans have a reputation for this sort of thing.

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This thread by Vanita Gupta reports on one of Trump’s latest judicial nominees. The ABA says he’s “not qualified”. And that’s the *good* part of his job references:

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Seth Abramson says that Katie Hill, Representative of California’s 25th district and who was compelled to resign due to revenge porn posted online by her ex-husband, may have been targeted by associates of George Papadopolous. There seem to be some similarities to what was done to Jeff Bezos earlier this year.

Hill has an ethics issue in that she’s seeing one of her staffers. (Hello, can we say Newt Gingrich??) That’s separate from the 700 personal pics of her that the extortionists claim to have in their possession.

Can we just say here that it’s perfectly ok for a woman to have an active sex life and to take pics if she wants to? It’s ok. Maybe not 700 pics ok. That might be excessive but, you know, {{high five, Katie!}}. You apparently have a better body image than the rest of us.