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South Philly judge of elections pleads guilty to stuffing ballot boxes, accepting bribes
www.phillyvoice.com
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He “stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear”

22/05/2020
The Uncounted Dead
fivethirtyeight.com
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This is really grim reading, but useful to understand where the statistics (especially the US statistics) are coming from.

Diplomacy, disrupted
www.politico.eu
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Good long piece. Ireland getting it right; US and UK getting it wrong.

The $60,000 Telegram That Helped Lincoln End Slavery
thereader.mitpress.mit.edu
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Or, how Nevada became a state.

11/05/2020
What the Coronavirus Is Doing to Rural Georgia
www.newyorker.com
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from 4 April: “nine Georgia counties, most of them also in the southern part of the state, not only lack hospitals but have no practicing physicians at all”

In Pursuit of PPE
www.nejm.org
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“Department of Homeland Security was still considering redirecting our PPE. Only some quick calls leading to intervention by our congressional representative prevented its seizure.” Wow.

The Miserable Presidential Election of 2012: A First Party-Term Incumbent Survives
www.acsu.buffalo.edu

A strong assertion: first-term presidents have a massive advantage when running for re-election.

29/04/2020
24 Hours at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic
www.newyorker.com
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Brilliant long read about New York.

28/04/2020
What Happens If A Presidential Nominee Can No Longer Run For Office?
fivethirtyeight.com
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Good question, no clear answer.

27/04/2020
Donald Trump’s Greatest Escape
www.politico.com
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How he has won before against the odds, and could win again.

17/04/2020
"It'll all be over by Christmas"
www.antipope.org
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@cstross: “No it won’t.”

17/04/2020
Americans Are Paying the Price for Trump’s Failures
www.theatlantic.com
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Fair, from David Frum.

14/04/2020
New York’s Inequalities Are Fueling COVID-19
fivethirtyeight.com
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from @fivethirtyeight, which has been very good on the US statistics.

You did not get COVID-19 in the fall of 2019.
slate.com
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It’s a lie by Victor Davis Hanson.

11/04/2020
Why Bernie Sanders Lost
fivethirtyeight.com
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More detail from@fivethirtyeight.

09/04/2020
Did Sanders Blow It For The Democratic Left? Or Was The Nomination Always Out Of Reach?
fivethirtyeight.com
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Good question, and the answer may be “both”.

07/04/2020
The worst president. Ever.
www.washingtonpost.com

Balanced and fair, by Max Boot.

06/04/2020
Opinion | It’s High Time We Fought This Virus the American Way
www.nytimes.com
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James Baker: "Every Marine knows better than to pull a knife in a gunfight. But so far, that appears to be the federal government’s approach to battling Covid-19."

03/04/2020
Coronavirus Showed That America Wasn't Up to the Task
www.theatlantic.com
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Scathing from @anneapplebaum.

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