How Joe Crowley kneecapped Barbara Lee on his way out
This will be a very short newsletter, because I’m beat, but I wanted to get two things in front of you. First is a story on how Joe Crowley undermined Barbara Lee in yesterday’s caucus chair race by spreading a rumor that Lee had given money to the campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who ousted him. Lots more on that here.
And second is the absolute outrage of CNN firing a commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, for supporting a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine crisis, which is a non-controversial position in most parts of the world. Here’s Glenn Greenwald on it.
And here’s a petition we put together calling on CNN to reverse its decision and re-hire him. (Marc is a former colleague of mine at HuffPost but that’s not why I’m doing this.)