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Your Wonky Week – Dec. 5, 2019

This Week in Wonky News! We’re complete policy wonks, and we own that.  We talk about politics and polls and studies and data all the time. Because we know lots of folks (like you) are keen on knowing what’s going on “in the weeds,” we’re sharing (in a blissfully SHORT newsletter) some things we think are interesting right now. So here’s …

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How to Make Sure No Voter is Left Behind

Here at It Starts Today, we’re pretty excited about what we accomplished last year. Not just because of the support the IST-MO community gave to Democratic nominees… but because using those resources our nominees were able to reach more Missourians. Folks who might have felt left behind, like Sarah in the video below, now know …

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The Thanos Snap That’s Dusting Our Democracy

My teenager is more than a little obsessed with Marvel’s Avengers. So when the blockbuster Infinity War movie came out, we were there opening weekend. The movie pits the Avengers up against Thanos – the biggest, baddest, most brutal villain to ever walk the face of the Universe. The plot of Infinity War revolves around Thanos trying …

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People Like You Helped Them Make History… the Grassroots Heroes of 2018

$499,502.86. With the support of people just like you, this year It Starts Today distributed $499,502.86 to Democratic nominees across the country. What did that support mean? It helped those Democratic nominees make history. Nominees like Ilhan Omar. When she and her father fled their home in Mogadishu for a refugee camp in Kenya during the …

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There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel.

Saturday, really, the last couple of weeks, sucked. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is going to go down in history as one of the darkest days of the American Experiment. But, as we mourn this horrible reality, it is vitally important that we remember that change is the one constant in the American …

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My Latte’s Too Foamy

Phil’s a highly successful businessman. Has a wife and 6 kids. And, with all his financial success, you can imagine those kids lead a pretty charmed life. Perhaps too charmed. It actually got to the point where Phil didn’t like some of the behaviors he was noticing in his home. I don’t remember the entire …

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Should A Felon Sit on the Supreme Court?

In the days since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh, the current nominee for the Supreme Court, sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17 – we’ve had to withstand Republican Senators and politicos musing aloud whether such allegations should really matter. In a turn of events …

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Collins Calls it Bribery. We Call it Teamwork.

Now that we have their attention… You’ve probably seen the campaign that our friends at Be a Hero started on Crowdpac. It gives GOP Senator Susan Collins an incentive to vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court by crowdfunding her 2020 Democratic challenger. But there’s a catch: The funds won’t be given to the Democratic challenger unless Collins …

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Portrait of a Coward

We have a question. Is Trump really the bold, strong, tough leader his supporters think he is? Or, for all the tough talk and bluster is he really just a sheep in wolf’s clothing? To dig to the bottom of that one we turned to a 2013 Forbes article titled “12 Signs of Cowardly Leadership”. …

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2,911 Reasons to Dump Trump

There are more than 2,911 reasons to dump Donald Trump, of course. But 2,975 people lost their lives when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico – 64 in the initial storm, and 2,911 souls in the weeks and months that followed, when Donald Trump failed to respond to the crisis at hand. Instead of consoling survivors, he threw rolls of …

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