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A Choice For D.C.'s Next Mayor

For those interested in D.C. politics and/or education reform, it's worth reading EPI's Elaine Weiss' column today on whether the next mayor (presumably Muriel Bowser) should keep Michelle Rhee's successor, Kaya Henderson, as chancellor of D.C. public schools. Whether or not you agree with Weiss' conclusions about the school system, it's a question worth considering.

Yup, Probably a Hate Crime

Local news video of the alleged perpetrator of that shooting in Kansas City screaming "Heil Hitler" while cuffed in the backseat of a police cruiser. Video after the jump ...

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Commenting Primer

Last night we began a limited beta test of the new comments system here at TPM. We surfaced a basic version of the new system for Prime members for a weekend of testing basic functionality. So we're clear: This does not mean or suggest that in the future article comments will be limited to subscribers. For technical reasons, this is the simplest subset of users we are able to filter for. Plus, the new system is based on the Discourse forum software package that already runs The Hive. So Prime subscribers already have some familiarity with the system. After the jump is a cheat sheet, giving a basic overview of the new system, the upgraded functionality and also answers a bunch of basic questions about how it will work.

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Fox News Convenes Discussion on Race

Fox News convened a "robust discussion" of the subject of race in America this afternoon and the main takeaways were 1) People should probably stop talking about race 2) Nobody cares about racism anymore and 3) Black people should stop getting all tetchy when the white panelists lock their cars. Watch.

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Ted Cruz: Thanks, Obama

Ted Cruz's career in Washington has been defined thus far by his efforts to dismantle President Obama's signature legislation. On… Read More →