Daily Clips: September 16th, 2016

The race is tightening for a painfully simple reason: A remarkably well-argued piece from Yglesias. He uses his historical knowledge to great effect. His analysis on Stein stunned me:

To find a fourth-place candidate polling higher than Stein’s current results, you need to dial all the way back to the 6 percent of the vote Eugene Debs earned in the bizarre 1912 electionthat saw the GOP nominee (the incumbent, no less!) finish in third place behind a third-party bid spearheaded by ex-president Teddy Roosevelt.

For what it’s worth, I’d highley recommend Sidney Milkis’ book on that historic 1912 race.

Mayor Murray changes course, shelves North Precinct police station plan: Wow, huge victory for the #BlockTheBunker movement in Seattle.

Seattle area jobless rate dips to 8-year low: I’ll give Goldy the stage.

Good news! We’re as rich as we were in 1998: And we’ve only lost a few major wars in between that time, too!

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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.