This Week on The Leftorium

These pieces on how bad Beto O’Rourke actually is on policy keep turning up, employing the dastardly Russian strategy of reporting on his actual votes while in office.

Beto O’Rourke frequently voted for Republican legislation, analysis reveals

Democrats in Congress shut down AOC’s proposed Green New Deal committee, setting up its previously planned panel on climate change instead and installing Kathy Castor as head of the panel:

Castor’s appointment came as a surprise to proponents of a Green New Deal. The move also kicked off a controversy as the six-term congresswoman dismissed calls to bar members who accept money from fossil fuel companies from serving on the committee, arguing it would violate free speech rights.

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President Trump, whatever his intentions, announced Thursday that he will be ending US involvement in Syria. In another show of bipartisanship that no one is really asking for, the punditocracy has united to condemn this objectively good thing because Russia is involved somehow. It remains to be seen if Trump actually follows through but either way, get ready for Dems to run in 2018 on a commitment to sending troops to even more places they aren’t welcome.

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Clara Jeffery had a stellar week speaking on behalf of black women everywhere.

Relatedly, and because the Bernie Bro myth refuses to die and is currently being injected new blood ahead of 2019:

How Come So Many Bernie Bros are Women and People of Color?

The Yellow Vest protests are getting more interesting, now with the police threatening to join. Lots of ways to feel about this new development.

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And…. that’s about everything notable I remember this week. Hell World. Your side. What else?