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The narrative on higher income wage earners is one of my least favorite parts of the Democratic party. Conflating "anyone who makes six figures" with "millionaires and billionaires" is irritating. It's hard to tell if it's deliberate (selling out to the fatcats pulling the strings) or just pandering to low information voters who don't understand that the Koch brothers (etc) aren't living off a salary.You see similar stuff with the Facebook types ranting about the "crazy...
I wonder why they didn't have anyone in the $100k range. There's a material difference from $65k to the $100-150k range, depending where you live, and there are a lot more people in that range than at $250k. You get all the aspirational spending dynamics from people who wish they made $250k, then the millionaire next door types. There's that study that says happiness doesn't increase past ~70k/year, but I doubt that includes COL. It was a huge boost going from 70k...
I feel like I was one of those decent-but-not-spectacular students who all the undergrad professors are surprised went on to get a PhD and land a research job. Hurray for getting your shit together in grad school? It's interesting going back to my alma mater. Totally different interaction, just straight up accepted as a peer. Weird realizing that you know more about some things than the people who taught you the basics.
Definitely a "welcome to Georgia" moment when you hear a waitress ask someone what kind of "coke" they want, and they respond with "Dr Pepper."
Alcohol, mostly.
That is a remarkably stupid article. I'm not even close to convinced that transgender is a pressing issue, but yeesh. That's like Democratic Underground comments section quality writing right there.
Other than 2012, what other examples are there? Everybody in 2008 and 2000 had political experience.
A much less extent though. Sanders is still a career politician and he's espousing largely standard progressive views. The "democratic socialist" thing is a new wrinkle, obviously, but he's an enormously better candidate for the primary demographics than Carson.I think the general election matchup polling stuff comes down to the vagaries of how those polls are done. People get a binary choice (that assumes they're showing up to vote), they don't know much about Sanders,...
"Imagine a world where biological research is subject to gender equality!" That's a bizarre article because she's complaining that nobody is developing male contraceptives after leading with the fact that researchers are announcing a breakthrough in male contraceptive along with other failed/delayed prior announcements. Biological research is hard. Some problems are easier than others. It turns out that it's easier to suppress ovulation than sperm generation. Once...
Fixed. The fact that a garbage candidate like Carson had any support shows how much the Republican voter base is dissatisfied with the establishment right now.
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