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April 25, 2019 9:17 a.m.

There are a number of key points I don’t agree with here. But it’s a very important corrective, reality check about caucus/legislative politics politics – the incentives that legislative leaders operate under, which they set for themselves. From TPM Reader JB

One of the things modern online culture creates is an illusion of participation. If one can express a view on a political or policy development and be read or listened to by a large number of people, it can seem as if one is participating in directing events. Not actually directing them, mind you, but influencing those who are, even in a roundabout or inchoate way.

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