Wednesday Writs for 2/6


Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe

    L1 – ‘unlikely’- one of the things early 20th century American Communists were really good on was the issue of race – substantially better than the two main political parties, as well as most of the early century progressive/populist offshoots.

    Which made it really easy to Red Bait the civil rights movement in the 2nd half of the 20th century, because there was in fact some there there.

    Eta or maybe should be “were the issues of race”Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon

    L8: I like the story about the millions in bitcoin that was placed into cold storage, and the only guy with the password to the storage died.Report

  3. Avatar PD Shaw

    L9: Having read the briefs, listed to argument and examined the evidence extensively, I hereby find Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, absolutely delectable. Case dismissed.Report

  4. Avatar j r

    [L11]: 21 Savage, a rapper who purports to have grown up on the tough streets of Atlanta, was arrested this week- by ICE agents. Turns out, he’s from the UK. He came to the states as a teen and overstayed his VISA.

    21 Savage was born in the UK and his mother brought him to the United States at the age of seven. He again entered the U.S. at the age of twelve on a dependent visa and overstayed it. Looks like you’ve taken at face value the ICE statement about his arrest, which implied that “his whole public persona is false.” That’s not even close to being true.

    Also, 21 Savage has put out two mixtapes, two EPs and two albums since 2015, but goes on the Tonight Show and freestyles a few bars about immigration and family separation and then gets picked up by ICE five days later. The hook here isn’t “rapper fakes background,” it’s “federal government targets artist for making a political statement.”Report

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