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!

Tweet of the day:

Nick Cassella

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