The Stranger

By Talia M. Blatt

Ranked-Choice Voting from 30,000 Feet

In early January of this year, before 2020 became something like an open wound, I was on a flight back to Boston from Washington, D.C.

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Bittersweet Empathy: Immigrants, Progressives, and One Failed Conversation

In late August I spoke with an old Russian woman. I had never met her, and I never will.

I called her to see if she was voting in the Massachusetts Senate Democratic Primary. I spent much of my summer making those campaign cold calls, and I was usually cut off after that initial question.

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