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Sunday Night Owls: Besides a bailout, Postal Service needs to expand its services innovatively

Sunday Night Owls: Besides a bailout, Postal Service needs to expand its services innovatively

Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. Adam Clark Estes at Vox writes—How the Biden administration can save the Postal Service. The Postal Service has to do more than deliver mail if it wants to survive: […] “Envisioning the post office for the future, you can’t just fix the artificial bookkeeping things and then expect the post office to magically be fine in its previous business model,” explained Porter McConnell of the Save the…

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Nuts & Bolts: Inside the Democratic Party: Don’t be chicken

Nuts & Bolts: Inside the Democratic Party: Don’t be chicken

It’s another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up any time: Just visit our group or follow the Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week I try to tackle issues I’ve been asked about. With the help of other campaign workers and notes, we address how to improve and build better campaigns, or explain issues that impact our party. You’ve all seen them:…

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Trump continued to sink in Indianapolis suburbs, but not far enough to flip key seat to Democrats

Trump continued to sink in Indianapolis suburbs, but not far enough to flip key seat to Democrats

Our project to calculate the 2020 presidential results for all 435 congressional districts nationwide hits Indiana, where Republicans managed to hold onto a suburban seat that, like so many others, has been moving to the left during the Trump era. You can find our detailed calculations here, a large-size map of the results here, and our permanent, bookmarkable link for all 435 districts here. Donald Trump won Indiana 57-41 against Joe Biden, a result that wasn’t too different from his…

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‘Left are just mad’: More than 30 cops linked to Trump-incited Capitol riot

‘Left are just mad’: More than 30 cops linked to Trump-incited Capitol riot

At least 31 law enforcement officers in 12 states are being investigated after being linked in some way to the attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, according to an Associated Press review. Nine of the law enforcement officers are from a Pennsylvania police department; three are Los Angeles police officers; and one is a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy. An Oklahoma sheriff and New Hampshire police chief also admitted to attending the rally in which former President Donald Trump…

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Dr. Deborah Birx claims someone gave Trump ‘parallel’ data on coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Deborah Birx claims someone gave Trump ‘parallel’ data on coronavirus pandemic

If you followed along with Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus task force coordinator, you might have experienced some frustration at what the White House was (or more accurately, wasn’t) doing in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some viewers began to wonder why Birx appeared to be tiptoeing around being direct, especially in terms of her sometimes too optimistic-seeming virus projections, and her considerably lenient sidestepping over Trump’s continued failures. On the other hand, at least one clip of Birx…

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