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Open thread for night owls: The rise of progressive cities

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At The Nation, Michelle Goldberg writes The Rise of the Progressive City—With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible:

The Bush years were grim for progressives, but they did offer one small consolation: the hope t…
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Midday open thread: Clueless would-be invaders, measuring happiness, Romney again?

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Science Stuff:

These are the Sunday essays you missed:
White hoods, dunce caps and Paul Ryan, by Jon Perr
Charles Koch whines as the Harry Reid Kochtopia pushback begins, by Egberto Willies
Democrats must run against Obamacare repeal. Not just for…
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Open thread for night owls: How Paul Ryan’s GOP budget messes with environmental protection

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At Grist, Ben Adler writes 5 ways Paul Ryan’s budget screws the climate and environment:

Whatever his goal—replace retiring Ways and Means Chair David Camp (R-Mich.), become speaker of the House, or run for president in 2016 — [Paul] Ryan wants to be considered politically brave and fiscally …
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Open thread for night owls: Commonomics

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At Yes! magazine, Laura Flanders writes After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi’s Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision:

On his way into work every morning, Chokwe Lumumba, the late mayor of Jackson, Miss., used to pass a historical marker:  “Jackson City Hall: built 1846-7 b…
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Open thread for night owls: Post-Cold War military spending 1988-2012

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Thanks to ian bremmer for pointing to this chart:

To reiterate, spending shown in the chart is adjusted for inflation by calculating everything in 2014 dollars.

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009—Reforming the ‘Big Three’:

While most of the discussion t…
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Open thread for night owls: In Louisiana, another town may cease to exist

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Mother Jones:
In 1790, a freed slave named Jim Moss found a place to settle down on a bend in the Houston River in the bayous of southwest Louisiana. Although never formally incorporated, the village of Mossville became one of the first settlements of free blacks in the South, predating the…
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Open thread for night owls: Putin gets Obama’s foreign policy wrong

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At The Nation, Bob Dreyfuss weighs in on the tensions over Crimea with The Fatal Flaw in Putin’s America Policy:

Obama’s moderation vis-à-vis Russia continues even after the takeover of Crimea. Despite fierce pressure from hawks—for the latest, see the open letter to Obama from virt…
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