The Democratic wipe-out: Daily Bullshit, November 16-17, 2016

For the moment, I’m mostly finding the post-election hue and cry as unenlightening as the pre-election hue and cry. I knew I would be unhappy regardless of the outcome and I am indeed unhappy.


Eggs in California

It seems that states lack standing to sue on behalf of their egg producers.[1]

Sudhin Thanawala, “Appeals court rejects lawsuit against California egg law,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 17, 2016, http://www.startribune.com/appeals-court-rejects-lawsuit-against-california-egg-law/401735635/


Horse race

Joan C. Williams, What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class,” Harvard Business Review, November 10, 2016, https://hbr.org/2016/11/what-so-many-people-dont-get-about-the-u-s-working-class

George Monbiot, “The Deep History Behind Trump’s Rise,” November 15, 2016, http://www.monbiot.com/2016/11/15/the-deep-history-behind-trumps-rise

Michelle Chen, “For Millions, the Election Was Always Lost,” Truthout, November 16, 2016, http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38389-for-millions-the-election-was-always-lost

John Hudak, “A reality check on 2016’s economically marginalized,” Brookings, November 16, 2016, https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2016/11/16/economic-marginalization-reality-check/


Democratic wipe-out

Democrats were already losing state governments under Barack Obama.[2] That continued in the November election.[3]

K. K. Rebecca Lai, Jasmine C. Lee, and Karl Russell, “In a Further Blow to Democrats, Republicans Increase Their Hold on State Governments,” New York Times, November 11, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/11/us/elections/state-legislature-change-in-control.html

  1. [1]Sudhin Thanawala, “Appeals court rejects lawsuit against California egg law,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 17, 2016, http://www.startribune.com/appeals-court-rejects-lawsuit-against-california-egg-law/401735635/
  2. [2]Jeff Greenfield, “Democratic Blues,” Politico, August 20, 2015, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/democratic-blues-121561.html
  3. [3]K. K. Rebecca Lai, Jasmine C. Lee, and Karl Russell, “In a Further Blow to Democrats, Republicans Increase Their Hold on State Governments,” New York Times, November 11, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/11/us/elections/state-legislature-change-in-control.html

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