Leading The Bulwark…
Hope Dies Last
Sarah Longwell: On Election Day we dare to believe the best of people.
Editor’s Note: Remember, we’re doing an election livestream for members of Bulwark+. If you join before 7 pm ET, you can join us!
🎧On the Pods….🎧
Kevin Williamson on the Case Against Trump
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Kevin Williamson joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article on the case against Trump, the trouble with politics as meaning and inquisitional politics, and the forthcoming circus we can expect if Trump is a lame duck President.
For Bulwark+ Members
On The Secret Podcast, JVL and Sarah talk about election day: The entire past has been prologue to this moment. Let’s own it.
From The Bulwark Aggregator…
What I Learned From Training to Be a Right-Wing Poll Watcher – Jeremy Stahl, Slate
Pennsylvania could be a center of chaos this election. It didn’t have to be this way. – Richard H. Pildes, The Washington Post
Biden wins vote in tiny Dixville Notch, NH – Morgan Gstalter, The Hill
Why Is Donald Trump So Mad at Anthony Fauci? – Jacob Sullum, Reason
Nothing Changes at the Stroke of Midnight Tonight – Kim Wehle, The Atlantic
Will TV News Outlets Let Trump Declare Premature Victory? Maybe. – Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast
In Today’s Bulwark…
Back to Basics: Make Cocktails Normal Again
Sonny Bunch has advice: What to drink to get you through election night—or, heck, the whole election.
To My Fellow George W. Bush Supporters
Stuart Stevens: If you believed what George W. Bush said, then you cannot support Donald Trump.
Election day is here. What are you eating / drinking tonight? At the Swift household, we got take out from the Montclair Family Restaurant, a well-regarded local haunt. Tuesday is pizza day, and they use “fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh herbs, very important basil, extra virgin olive oil, double zero flour pizza dough.”
I don’t know what very important basil is, but the pizzas were good. Gotta fuel up for tonight’s livestream. I am confident we’ll have an idea before we East Coast Elites™ go to to bed, but I’ve been wrong before.
Knowing tonight is going to be late, my wife let me graciously sleep in a little bit, but here’s how I woke up today:
And now that I have the delicious local wood-fired pizza coursing through my veins, I have the sustenance to stay up all night and talk politics with my colleagues.
Because that’s what you pay us for.
Steve King is not voting for down-ballot Republicans. Wonder why?
Killing time before the results come in… Take a moment and enjoy a little of our former colleague Andrew Eggers’s acoustic sensations.
That’s it for me tonight. We’ll see you Bulwark+ members in a few. Remember, you can always send questions in the chat or to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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