Jon Ward 6 minutes ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 7:55am RT @mattbai: What is this strange and magical thing you call a "policy?" My column today. https://t.co/5RaAD7klDf via @YahooNews Jon Ward 9 minutes ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 7:51am In 1970, Jimmy Carter won the governorship of Georgia by winning over white supremacists, but then turned around and governed as a racial progressive once elected. That story is told in full in @CamelotsEnd Jon Ward 11 minutes ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 7:50am In 1973 Ted Kennedy was thinking about running for president in 1976 and went to Alabama where he spoke at an event honoring George Wallace. Kennedy praised Wallace as the segregationist sat next to him. Footage here: https://t.co/xBuSkXeVEyhttps://t.co/BHEZJpb5XD Jon Ward 44 minutes ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 7:16am RT @steveschale: Truth. https://t.co/Hkl7dZZolA
Link to Image Jon Ward 10 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:51pm RT @movingsideways: Father John Misty and his band are very, and I need to stress this, VERY good live. Jon Ward 11 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 8:20pm That’s quite a photo https://t.co/iV077sOgkS Jon Ward 15 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 4:48pm RT @realchriswilson: Wrote about the military attempting to deal with members who have associated with white nationalist groups. The Marines kicked out a reservist who attended Unite the Right while the Minnesota National Guard is retaining a teen who posted in Discord chats: https://t.co/QrbUki3Z1z Jon Ward 19 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 12:37pm @MatthewMcCall@Amtrak 2160 Acela? Jon Ward 20 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 11:42am RT @Gothamist: Widespread Amtrak Power Outage Leaves Riders Stuck On Hot Trains Beneath Penn Station
https://t.co/4JDvEUhM9f Jon Ward 20 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 11:27am RT @minor3d: @portorium@jonward11@tripgabriel Biden and Eastland were in the Senate together from 1973 to 1978. Significant legislation passed during that period included RCRA, TSCA, the Sunshine Act, the Copyright Act, IDEA, FISA, Ethics in Govt. Act, the 1978 Bankruptcy Act, the Clean Water Act, more. Jon Ward 21 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 10:30am @APGovernment@jaketapper history does show us many examples of this, that's for sure. My research for my book on Kennedy & Carter was an eye-opening look at Carter's appeals in 1970 to white supremacists for support, only to then turn around and work against their goals after he was elected governor Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:52am RT @ScottJenningsKY: Good morning. Here in KY, the person who oversees our elections was on the ballot in 2011, 2014, and 2015. Federal prosecutors say there was massive amounts of illegal money in all three of her statewide efforts. https://t.co/E2ASDZkHRD Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:51am RT @steveschale: Florida would probably be inside 2 points in 2020 if we drew two random people and flipped a coin to assign their political party.
There’s likely been somewhere close a billion dollars spent in FL in last decade conditioning partisan behavior. https://t.co/M6Kwhi0w9l Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:51am RT @dukekwondc: 5. Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom, is therefore an appropriate time not only to remember the past, but also to pray and labor for a future when that promised “absolute equality” of African Americans will be more fully manifest in our nation and our churches. https://t.co/nODnwQ8N8u
Link to Image Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:51am RT @dukekwondc: 1. What is #Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On JUNE nineTEENTH, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas. https://t.co/0ZyMHkzAIN
Link to Image Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:49am RT @JemarTisby: Today is Juneteenth, the oldest celebration of black emancipation in the country. Here is Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger's order, given two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect.
#Juneteenth 🎇🎉🎊 https://t.co/8PUSYB2Mwn
Link to Image Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:18am Hearing a lot of this https://t.co/IOGQMlcbWk Jon Ward 22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:02am @chazzbro comes down to who shows up in the primaries Jon Ward 23 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 8:04am Plenty of sentiments like this in my feed, signaling a desire for politicians to actually govern. However big parts of the Dem base (who dominate primaries) already want confrontation and they’re not gonna be happy with how he talked about this. https://t.co/x64WKa8IoE Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:40am @innerpeece the voters who might view this comment favorably don't dominate voting in primaries Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:24am @jonathanchait pool report by @KThomasDC Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:22am @jonathanchait emailed pool report from the Biden campaign Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 6:51am this will be a problem for Biden. at a New York fundraiser last night, he said this about working with segregationist senators like James Eastland: "At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done." https://t.co/3q5QVY9hWZ
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:08pm epistemological anarchy continues apace https://t.co/WnYOQZw8pb Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 1:14pm RT @weinbergersa: USA Today has published a full description of the domestic incident delaying official nomination of acting Sec Def Shanahan that @hunterw reported on yesterday. https://t.co/6Lb78zPpSghttps://t.co/EqHC2y4E4W Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:45am RT @alexnazaryan: I get the @MichaelWolffNYC argument that Trump is fundamentally erratic and living in his own world.
But it's not quite right.
The presidency is much, much more than just one man.
This admin has done more to change American government than most people realize. https://t.co/kE0qPmAvad Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:44am RT @weinbergersa: Writing about anyone's personal life, even a public official, is tough. But when it comes at a time the U.S. is in middle of an escalating crisis in the Gulf, and questions about personal life are holding up the official's confirmation, it's newsworthy.
https://t.co/D590fILGM2 Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:44am Congrats to @alexnazaryan — a great reporter and colleague — on his book release day. Buy it here! https://t.co/7TDbmlxNm4https://t.co/NPoH6kLMCU Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 7:11pm Don't remember any other speaker today talking about faith either, and at a gathering organized by clergy! https://t.co/6yYK4t6gtB Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 7:06pm @gin_and_tacos Sen. Kamala Harris seems to have been briefed by staff that the Poor People's Campaign audience would not be applauding during her speech, bc she's rolling through typical applause line pauses unlike some of the earlier speakers Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:42pm RT @daveweigel: So far this event is really clarifying how Warren and Sanders have diverged. Both have detailed plans, but Warren spends more time unpacking them; Sanders brings every question back to "political revolution," because "all the legislation in the world" isn't enough w/o pressure. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 5:44pm @kelsey_dallas need any of us say more? Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 5:03pm RT @SuzGamboa: @jonward11 .@JulianCastro told me his flight was canceled this morning and he couldn't get another that would get him to the forum in time. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 4:35pm @gin_and_tacos Some of Rev. Barber's choicest one-liners today include:
"The worst thing you can be is loud and wrong."
"Don’t ever trust a revolution and a movement that don’t know how to dance." Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 4:30pm @gin_and_tacos Sen. Warren says she has taken over 30,000 selfies with voters on the campaign trail. So I guess they're counting those Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 4:24pm @gin_and_tacos "We need to cut our military budget," Warren says. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 4:10pm @gin_and_tacos Sen. Elizabeth Warren gives opening statement. Not sure she was forewarned that Barber instructed audience not to applaud candidates' applause lines. Could throw someone off if they thought the crowd was just quiet bc they weren't supportive Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 4:04pm RT @YahooNews: ‘It’s a bunch of malarkey’: Biden blasts Trump for stirring racial tensions https://t.co/eZU0WBR5lR by @jonward11https://t.co/6uxPZmFXNi
Link to Image Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 3:50pm @gin_and_tacos "What?!" someone yells at Williamson from the back of the room. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 3:49pm @gin_and_tacos Marianne Williamson is up now at Poor People's Campaign event. She speaks very fast. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 3:21pm Interesting piece on Yang here from @gin_and_tacos:
"A blend of serious policy ideas and attention-seeking lolz leaves voters at a loss to tell the two categories apart. At some point the ambiguity becomes toxic." https://t.co/1hakhiI290 Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 3:07pm Reid asks Rev. Barber what he thinks of the notion that many on the right espouse, that poverty is the work of the church mainly or only, and not the government.
"Without cursing?" Barber says. "The prophets of the Bible would call that dumb." Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:30pm Yang, asked about polarization, says to Joy Reid, "No offense Joy but cable news has found that they make more money by catering to particular audiences." Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:30pm Andrew Yang's focus on the inhumanity of the economy and the way that is going to accelerate with AI and robotics is something I heard not a whiff of in Biden's speech Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:14pm Yang follows Biden. Julian Castro was supposed to be up now but is not here and won't speak. Michael Bennet is bumped from the 3 pm slot to 4:30. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:11pm Biden says Obama admin response to 08 crisis kept America from being "done, finished, depression." Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:09pm I've counted 3 use of the term "charlatans" by Biden so far Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:08pm RT @chelsea_janes: Joy Reid asked Biden how he'll get plans implemented with stubborn Congress. Biden says he knows she's one of the ones who thinks they can't work together, walks over to where Reid is sitting and leans over her to tell her nothing happens if they don't try to work together. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:07pm Biden said, "For too many years …. the charlatans have been able to pit black folks against white folks against latino." Comes back to talking about "charlatans" pitting groups against others & says: "We have a guy in the White House who has turned it into an art form." Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 2:03pm RT @daveweigel: Biden's repeatedly bringing the poverty question back to education; ie, eliminate a tax break and you can pay for universal community college. Will be interesting to see what other candidates do with this; anti-poverty campaigners want to hear about adults, too, not just kids. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:49pm Biden speaks for 4 minutes and then starts to walk off. Joy Reid, the moderator, brings him back. Did he not know he's in for 25 minutes or so of Q&A? Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:34pm @LilCryptoGod this is from the event organizers. possible it changed since they sent it out this morning Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:25pm Here's the lineup for the Poor People's Campaign candidate forum:
1:30 - Joe Biden
2 - Julian Castro
2:30 - Andrew Yang
3 - Michael Bennet
3:30 - Marianne Williamson
4 - Elizabeth Warren
5 - Eric Swalwell
5:30 - Wayne Messam
6 - Bernie Sanders
6:30 - Kamala Harris Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:25pm We are currently on our second go around of Solomon Burke's "None of Us Are Free." Could be a heavy rotation day for that song, since Sen. Kamala Harris doesn't speak until 6:30 Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:16pm Rev. William Barber prepped the audience not to treat it as a rally for any one candidate, notes they invited Trump (he is not coming). "This is not a Democratic or a Republican rally … do not worry about cameras or pictures. Take out your notepad. That’s what they need to see." Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 1:13pm Hello from the Poor Peoples Campaign Meeting in Washington DC where I have procured a 50 foot extension cord, connected it to a surge protector, and am now ready to see 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls take the stage over the next few hours, starting with Joe Biden in a few https://t.co/KllL3AsR1F
Link to Image Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 12:44pm RT @AMBankstw: On 4th anniversary of #EmanuelAME shootings, here’s my @RNS Q&A with author/reporter @JenBerryHawes about how the church, community have changed since 9 people died that day: https://t.co/1p15HSL8su Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 11:03am RT @alexnazaryan: That said, Bannon is not at all likely to have an official role in the campaign, unless things go horribly awry. Jared will block him.
But he could act as a powerful outside surrogate, constantly on attack mode. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 8:08am RT @maggieNYT: Trump hustled Mulvaney out of the Oval Officr for coughing during the interview. #leavetheroom#mulvaneycoughhttps://t.co/kE8oRBJY70
Link to Image Jon Ward 5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 12:11pm @jackmjenkins that's interesting -- pretty stark contrast with the way most clergy interact with politicians Jon Ward 5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 11:57am RT @Antonio_Caban: Just finished up reading "Camelot's End" by @jonward11. Amazing book with great #mapoli nuggets. Highly recommend! Jon Ward 5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 11:56am RT @FourthSycamore: Pam Munter shares her latest review of "Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party" by Jon Ward https://t.co/5ebzrqKiVx Jon Ward 5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 10:30am @jackmjenkins Jack did Barber ask Buttigieg to move away from the microphones or toward them? Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 9:18pm RT @jtuckermartin: I’m really looking forward to our grandkids looking at us in 30-40 years and saying “Wait. Real people were actually using terms like ‘fake news’ and ‘establishment’ and ‘deep state’ every day like they were actual things? Did you all fall on your heads or something?” Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 4:15pm RT @dklaidman: I never would have predicted a few years back that it would be a risky political move to declare you’re not a socialist. @jonward11https://t.co/yCAKRdg8iY Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 4:15pm March 8 --> @JoeNBC: Are you a capitalist?
Hickenlooper: "I don’t look at myself with a label."
Today --> Hickenlooper: "Democrats must say loudly and clearly that we are not socialists."
https://t.co/owbmW9vurH Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 12:13pm "What forms of private economic initiative would be allowed? After sitting through [Sanders'] 40-minutes speech, I was none the wiser about this basic question ... Sanders’s long-standing ambiguity ... settled over me like a sea of fog." - @Yascha_Mounk https://t.co/4zy9bMUENr Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:38am RT @amyewalter: The key to "breaking through" in a crowded field isn't rocket science - or just good social media/cable TV game. It's having a message that breaks through and a messenger who is believable in making it. https://t.co/mmmbCY7sRi Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:37am RT @SherylNYT: "He does not know right from wrong," @SpeakerPelosi said of @realDonaldTrump, responding to his comment that he is willing to take oppo research from a foreign power. She also reiterated her past comment: "I believe he has been involved in a criminal coverup." Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:31am funny line from Hickenlooper on calls for him to run for Senate instead of president: "If the Senate is so good how come all those senators are trying to get out?" Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:21am RT @JTHVerhovek: .@Hickenlooper asked for his thoughts on the @DNC debate qualifying rules
"Fighting with the DNC is a bit like fighting against the weather. You can rage against the storm, but it won't have much of an effect...the rules are the rules." Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:19am RT @daveweigel: John Hickenlooper kicks off his NPC speech by (as promised) attacking Sanders’s socialism speech: “I fundamentally disagree that we should do away with the democratic, regulated capitalism that has defined this country for the last 200 years." Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:19am RT @NickRiccardi: .@Hickenlooper at National Press Club basically attacks the entire 2020 D field as socialism-enablers: "The Democratic presidential field has not only failed to oppose Senator Sanders’ agenda, they’ve actually rushed to embrace it. " Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Thursday Jun 13 - 11:16am RT @ltthompso: @TODAYshowHealth Please fire whoever wrote this tweet. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Wednesday Jun 12 - 4:35pm RT @JPosnanski: A few words on @DearEvanHansen and breaking in baseball gloves and maybe just a little bit of Father's Day. https://t.co/fkqOyYGipO Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Wednesday Jun 12 - 4:25pm RT @whatwouldDOOdo: During the short 2 game series in Chicago, we squeezed in a quick trip to After-Words bookstore. They’re one of the last indie bookstores in downtown Chicago. They have a really cool 2 story industrial style space in River North filled with over 70,000 new and used books! https://t.co/2ArHCzhToD
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Wednesday Jun 12 - 2:35pm very fun to be able to give a public thank you here to @Kurkjian_ESPN for his help in starting my journalism career https://t.co/XUAJtGaIVo Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Wednesday Jun 12 - 1:57pm i'm sitting here with @weinbergersa and she knew what it was and that was still scary https://t.co/Ue8l8GDGiO Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Wednesday Jun 12 - 7:57am @AnneAaron@Peter_Wehner wish I had asked him that Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 10:13pm RT @Peter_Wehner: the way that he is creating almost an epistemological anarchy — this idea that truth is whatever you decide is in your interest — that, I think, has real long-term effects on the country." -- from my interview with @jonward11https://t.co/EmPy1dmIsY Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 4:17pm RT @alexnazaryan: I was not born in New York, but I will always be a New Yorker. And listening to Jon Stewart stand up for the city and its first responders was one of the most emotional things I've witnessed on Capitol Hill.
https://t.co/Tsz7dnJENV Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 4:04pm @tolles@matthewstoller@Sally_Hubbard @HouseJudiciary I'm here for an indictment of any news/information/media agenda that puts $ ahead of public service Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 3:49pm @tolles@matthewstoller@Sally_Hubbard @HouseJudiciary bleeds? Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 3:23pm @Sally_Hubbard @HouseJudiciary David Pitofsky, general counsel of NewsCorp, says news publishers are "not losing business to an innovator" - talks about Facebook & Google taking fruit of others' labor and making gobs of $$ off it through a monopoly on advertising https://t.co/QIoEFvxp0r Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 3:18pm @Sally_Hubbard @HouseJudiciary "Fear and anger 'engage' humans the most."
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 12:02pm RT @josh_good_: "...And then you understand why they need to be defended and promoted.
So I have some confidence that it’s precisely because so many people are unhappy about our current politics that they will fight back and reclaim what’s been lost.”
https://t.co/3x1BJSqYwt Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 10:42am The sign of a good friend: they leave a wonderfully written Amazon review of your book. Thanks @jon_rauch https://t.co/U1qnwowpFVhttps://t.co/2c0ZVGUV9D
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 10:21am @Peter_Wehner Wehner & I talked quite a bit about faith. Here's one of the more striking things he said on that topic: "I think the capacity for faith to alter the human heart and the affections of the heart are less than I anticipated." https://t.co/0Ve8Mmxi0zhttps://t.co/cDRgInVq1E
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 9:36am RT @Peter_Wehner: I enjoyed this conversation with @jonward11 on my new book The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump. We cover a lot of fascinating ground-why politics matters, what's gone wrong, and what we need to do to get it right. https://t.co/IPfIAq45Hk Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 8:52am I sat in Tony K's chair. I mean, how cool is that.
Thank you to @torietweet & the whole gang for a wonderful time. https://t.co/XUAJtGaIVo Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 8:05am I talked to @Peter_Wehner about his new book "The Death of Politics," which he described as an "alarm bell in the night" about the impact of Trumpism on our politics and ourselves https://t.co/0Ve8Mmxi0z Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 11 - 7:52am RT @YahooNews: Trump wants to 'murder the very idea of truth,' but impeachment would make him a 'martyr,' says conservative critic https://t.co/bCw5owIkqE by @jonward11https://t.co/i4SbRiU2kL