BREAKING: A federal judge has issued an order that immediately blocks Florida’s Stop WOKE Act from being enforced in higher education.
The First Amendment protects our right to learn, and that includes learning about issues related to race and gender.
As Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Stripe, Shopify, Lyft, Netflix, and Microsoft lay off workers, let it serve as a reminder that free snacks, beer kegs, and ping pong tables are not real perks.
Do you know what is? Being part of a union that will defend you.
Me ever since I touched down in New York;
Tiktok is so amazing. This author has to accept the biggest award of her career & she made a video asking Lizzo for her 2019 AMA performance dress &…
janet jackson performing all nite (don’t stop) on the ryan seacrest show, 2004
According to exit polls, Abrams had MORE support from Black men than Dems had nationwide. In fact, if every single Black male Kemp voter had voted for Abrams instead, she still would’ve lost
Turns out, the “Black male voter problem” was a lie
It was white voters.
It ALWAYS is
Of course, 51 matters for more than just this Congress. Senators serve for 6 years. That means that the 118th, 119th, and 120th Congresses will have the winner of this election serving.
We are still paying for mistakes made in 2018 and 2020 Senate. Let's not do the same here. 7/
If Manchin decides to run again, he's going to want to be able to show some independence. He honestly would prefer 51 Senators, because then he can vote against more nominees and they still get confirmed.
At 50, he's going to have to make hard choices, and I'd rather avoid it 6/
Lastly, it does protect against a rogue vote. Sinema and Manchin were very good in judges this year. They supported every one of President Biden's nominees, including the ones that got passed on a party line vote.
But past performance doesn't indicate future results. 5/
And they lose the power to do any of those things.
Next up is it allows for absences.
The Senate requires voting in person. This Congress, if any Senator is absent, Dems can't vote on party line stuff.
This happened a lot this year, especially with COVID. 4/
Number 2 isn't theoretical. They have done it a couple of times this Congress, including to block a Fed pick. They would absolutely use it again in a major situation (such as to prevent an SC replacement for a Conservative judge).
51 Senators gives Dems majority on committees 3/
This gives them a lot of power to mess things up, because they can do 2 things:
1. With a tied vote in committee, they can force a discharge petition, which is an extra vote that takes up floor time.
2. Go nuclear, and boycott committees, preventing votes from happening.
Here's why 51 is much better than 50, even if we don't keep the House. And no, it's not (mostly), about Manchin and Sinema.
Right now, with a tied Senate, we govern with a power share agreement, where Republicans get an equal split with Democrats on committee membership 1/
Even if we win Nevada, Georgia is still important because we should take opportunity to limit Manchin and Sinema impact.
BREAKING: Democrats WIN Senate. Catherine Cortez Masto wins Nevada, giving them 50th seat.
Next comes 51, if Warnock can win Georgia runoff. Massively important to circumvent roadblocks from Manchin or Sinema.
Dave Chappelle is exciting to watch, precisely because he’s pissed off the woke squad. That “Potato Hole” skit is one of the best I’ve ever seen on SNL.
‘Potato Hole’ one of most savage sketches ever aired on SNL?
Dave Chappelle Monologue!
Dave Chappelle on Trump, on SNL:
"This guy was famous for not reading his intelligence briefings and all of a sudden he has thousands of documents at Mar-a-Lago."