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This Democrat Is Running for Congress—but Not Against Trump

This Democrat Is Running for Congress—but Not Against Trump

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  • One of the really great incidents that is easy to miss in this story has nothing to do with the candidate; it is the woman chasing them down the street so they don’t publish her name to prevent “Trouble in the family.” One of the most partisan-supporting factors in politics is that votes aren’t truly

    One of the really great incidents that is easy to miss in this story has nothing to do with the candidate; it is the woman chasing them down the street so they don’t publish her name to prevent “Trouble in the family.” One of the most partisan-supporting factors in politics is that votes aren’t truly independent of each other. Homophily, the tendency of people to group with people like them, means we generally grow up in single party families that enforce a party line.

    Want to make this world better? Marry someone who doesn’t share exactly the same values as you and raise kids who get the chance to choose. I grew up in a split party household (although my dad recently converted) in a ballot measure state; some of my earliest memories are of debating the ballot measures as a family.

    There was never any obligation to believe as my parents did and they preserved my right to fee differently. And it is that space that will make, and keep, America great. If we allow people to feel differently, to choose, to make up their own minds - we will thrive. All else is ruin.

  • A candidate focusing on actual issues and positions the people he would be representing cares about? A candidate who eschews the party line in favor of the voters? What a breath of fresh air.

    And yet he gets criticism for being “two-faced,” “a fake liberal.” That’s the current state of our political

    A candidate focusing on actual issues and positions the people he would be representing cares about? A candidate who eschews the party line in favor of the voters? What a breath of fresh air.

    And yet he gets criticism for being “two-faced,” “a fake liberal.” That’s the current state of our political system, and I love that there are people trying to shake it up.

  • I think it’s unreasonable to suggest that humans abandon tribalistic tendencies. Frankly, it’s what keeps us together in the first place, even at the cost of cohesion in a wider sense.

    And retreating to the individual is also silly. Individualism is lonely, and so-called individualists tend to band

    I think it’s unreasonable to suggest that humans abandon tribalistic tendencies. Frankly, it’s what keeps us together in the first place, even at the cost of cohesion in a wider sense.

    And retreating to the individual is also silly. Individualism is lonely, and so-called individualists tend to band together just as much as all others.

  • In light of partisan boundaries and anger still brewing, we're going to see a slow rise of "people-first" candidates on both parties that will be that breath of fresh air to voters. Lamb is one of them as is Suraj Patel in NYC.

    CAN. WE. HAVE. MORE. OF. THIS. PLEASE?

  • If he wins,this will be the playbook in many a district in the midterms.

  • He’s a local candidate running on local issues. That makes an enormous amount of sense. The real question is, can he keep this mindset if he gets elected? Or, will he get sucked into the same partisan divides as other politicians?