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John Yossarian's Profile

I'm a first-year Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Davis. I'm a democratic socialist and something of a party system/electoral system wonk. I follow Congress the way some people follow the NFL.

Location: Davis, California

Groups: Youth Kos 2.0

Diaries published: 5 (1377 days since last diary on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 08:55 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 49 (912 days since last comment on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:04 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 620

Total Comment Ratings: 855

Most Recommended Diary: You say I'm a socialist like it's a bad thing, 632 comments, 536 recommends

People Following John Yossarian: 8

John Yossarian's Most Recent Diaries:

(Warning: extra-long diary ahoy. This is, however, something I'm very passionate about, so I will be extremely pleased if you read the whole thing. There's no tl;dr, but there is a treat and a poll ...
by John Yossarian
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 08:55 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Sunday is the big day, and the whip count is turning into a real nail-biter. Whether you love the bill or hate it, you may be wondering: what the hell happens next? I did some reading, and I think I'...
by John Yossarian
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 05:38 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Ladies and gentlemen of the Kos, I am a democratic socialist and I'm damn proud of it. I want to make it clear right at the outset that I don't expect or intend to change anyone's mind or call ...
by John Yossarian
Comment Count 632 comments on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 03:23 PM PST with 536 Recommends
In my last (first) diary, I noticed a couple of commenters from Texas expressing skepticism about the opt-out clause in the version of the public option that seems to have the best chance of making ...
by John Yossarian
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Oct 26, 2009 at 10:48 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
The GOP seems to have this notion that "bipartisanship" is when Democrats slavishly defer to Republicans, which strikes a curious chord with the general right's apparent definition of "liberal bias" ...
by John Yossarian
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 02:04 PM PDT with 26 Recommends

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