Daily Clips: June 3rd, 2016

The Democratic establishment prevails: So says Molly Ball at the Atlantic. Her argument is very convincing:

It’s not just Hillary Clinton. In down-ballot primaries, the candidates favored by left-wing pressure groups have not prevailed, starting with the Maryland Senate race: Progressives backed the firebrand Donna Edwards, and outside groups spent millions on her behalf, but she lost by a 15-point margin to Chris Van Hollen, a member of House Democratic leadership. An establishment nominee, Kate McGinty, also fended off anti-establishment challengers in Pennsylvania. The populist left failed to field serious primary challengers to other establishment-backed Senate candidates, with the result that the Democrats’ general-election slate across the country consists entirely of party-backed career politicians.

The US economy just got its worst jobs report in years: Gulp. I wonder if companies are slowing their hiring due to the upcoming election. Or is this a “desirable consequence of an economy nearing full employment“?

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Paul Ryan’s endorsement of trump is a sad for America: The principled conservative turns out to have no principles. Who would’ve guessed?

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.