A Quick Thought on Wisconsin

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I don't know what will happen tonight, and I haven't blogged much about the recall election. But I 

feel compelled to salute activists there for taking hold of the levers and doing something. 

Watching this go down has been almost as pleasing as watching Lieberman get Joe Lieberman primaried. And as with Lieberman, the point isn't just the overthrow of specific candidate. It's also being in the habit of practicing the ruthless art of democracy. (As I've said before, on that front, I really respect the Tea Party.)

Anyway, well done team liberal. Now do it again.
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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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