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Rep. Donna Edwards calls for support of Obama's Iran deal

Edwards attacks Democratic primary opponent Van Hollen over Iran deal

President Obama’s Iran agreement is dividing Democrats in Maryland’s Senate primary, reflecting the difficult choice many in the party face.

In the garden: Before and after

Here is a poppy before the big truck blew by.... Read more about In the garden: Before and after

In the garden: Dreams (or plans) coming true

Actually, I'm not sure if this fly is a pollinator or not. But it's certainly acting like one! Read more about In the garden: Dreams (or plans) coming true

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The Saudi lobby

WikiLeaks Shows a Saudi Obsession With Iran

The documents from Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry illustrate a near obsession with Iran, with diplomats in Africa, Asia and Europe monitoring Iranian activities in minute detail and top government agencies plotting moves to limit the spread of Shiite Islam.

The lanyard class

A very obvious class marker at this Eurogroup meeting:

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In the garden: Summer miscellany

The raspberries have arrived, and people stop to talk about them, and eat them (especially one ferocious old lady). Read more about In the garden: Summer miscellany

A new Constitutional Order emerges in Europe, revealed by the Greek crisis

This is just a compilation of tweets from Billmon. But I think the thesis, which I restate in the headline, is important. (We might also remember that Germany, like Japan, is an American military protectorate, and that therefore integrating this new state-form into TPP and TTiP, respectively, is important.) Read more about A new Constitutional Order emerges in Europe, revealed by the Greek crisis

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Long live the secret Germany

Been following Jan Böhmermann after Read more about Long live the secret Germany

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"Has Anybody Voted on This?"

[Blyth on €5 trillion worth of ECB QE to prop up EU banks.] Read more about "Has Anybody Voted on This?"

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Democratic party vacuum

Under Obama the Democratic party has lost its majorities in the House, Senate, Governors, and state legislatures. That opens up a lot of opportunities for the left wing of the Democratic party, and for emergent parties with an eye to the main chance. Bernie is right, it won't matter who is in the White House if we do not have a mass movement, which will include, amongst other things, hundreds of new lefty elected officials. Read more about Democratic party vacuum

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Constructing straw Bernie

The Washington Post

Heather Boushey, a liberal economist who has discussed policy informally with Clinton, and who runs the Washington Center for Equitable Growth think tank, argues that it is not politically wise to play down the need for economic growth.

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Did teachers really endorse Hillary Clinton

Teachers Say No Freaking Way to AFT Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Even though AFT's press release explained the process of how members were polled, including several town hall meetings, multiple surveys and a "you decide" website, the announcement of the endorsement erupted a firestorm of outrage from AFT teacher members nationwide on twitter.


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