Don't Fuck With West Virginia Teachers

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

I thought it was Monday but actually it’s Tuesday. Time to cry!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Teachers in West Virginia went out on strike again on Tuesday after the state legislature considered multiple versions of a bill that would have opened the door to charters and private school vouchers. After just a few hours out on the picket, the bill was “effectively killed.” The state Senate president warned he was “disappointed” but “not defeated.” Poor baby. [NPR]
  • While we’re on the topic: Oakland teachers are poised to strike on Thursday. [Mercury News]
  • Bernie Sanders has hired the American Civil Liberty Union’s political director, Faiz Shakir, to serve as his campaign manager. [The Daily Beast]
  • Elizabeth Warren has introduced a plan to make childcare more accessible to all families, something that even four years ago felt like a political pipe dream and is now an early centerpiece of a presidential campaign. Things are very shitty always, and there’s a lot to parse in the rollout and specifics (and if the program is actually “universal” as described), but this is a good thing. [New York Times]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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(The Witch Hunt) in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history

This is one of those times when he is accidentally correct......His presidency will go down as the greatest scandal in history.