Why Ellison matters

Yesterday I tried to make the argument that it matters who the DNC chair is, insofar as that person should be up to the job of running the Democratic Party. I’ve seen people argue that the party chair is mostly irrelevant, and it seems pretty clear to me that that’s not the case. I do… Continue reading Why Ellison matters

Things that don’t matter except when they do

I have to be completely honest: I don’t care very much who winds up as DNC chair. What I mean by that is that I would like to see Keith Ellison get the job, and I would not like to see Tom Perez get it, but if Perez does get it I’m not going to… Continue reading Things that don’t matter except when they do

How not to tamp down a conspiracy theory

The case for Russia as the perpetrator of the DNC hack seems to be growing, albeit with a pretty big caveat: American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee, according to federal officials… Continue reading How not to tamp down a conspiracy theory