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Defunding versus Replacing: why are they being covered so differently?

The Washington Post recently published an article on the newest Right wing conspiracy, WRT. White replacement theory. Last December, the Associated Press and NORC conducted a large national poll examining conspiratorial ideas including this one. They found that nearly half of Republicans agree to at least some extent with the idea that there’s a deliberate […]

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media

Elon Musk is building his own safe space.

I think people on both the left and right are getting Elon’s Twitter purchase wrong. If you ignore what Elon is saying and focus on how Elon actually acts on Twitter-it’s pretty clear that what he wants is a Twitter where people with Blue Checks are free to say any crap they want; as long […]

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trumpsterfire

Abusing national security for domestic political gain is just something Republicans do

Abusing national security for domestic political gain is just something Republicans do.

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media

Mike Pesca is surprised consensus opinions are the consensus.

Mike Pesca’s most recent podcast episode, “The Gist” titled “Kasich and Klepper” has a long spiel about cancel culture prompted by Michael Hobbes’s description of the phenomena as a moral panic. Mike defines cancel culture as “meeting an argument with a call for punishment” which I think is a fair description. He points out that […]

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Repulsicans

What liberals should learn from Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Respectability politics is like treading water and waiting for conservatives to toss you a life jacket. They will never toss it. And when you give up and drown they’ll blame you for giving up. Clearly you didn’t want it enough.

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The Long Game

Brandolini’s law and the Durham report

Brandolini’s law states “the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it.” and we are seeing this in action during the coverage the Durham report.

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Shitpost

Republicans always want credit for some shit they supposed to do: Mike Pence edition.

With apologies to Chris Rock: Republicans always want credit for some shit they supposed to do.

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media

Bari Weiss, Shelter Culture poster child

Bari Weiss would like you to think of her as a bold defender of free speech standing up to cancel culture. But she seems to have a rather narrow view of what threats there are to free speech. You only have to head over to her twitter feed and see what her concerns are. Please […]

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The Stupid Coup

ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse

After the vote, party leaders rushed to clarify that language, saying it was never meant to apply to rioters who violently stormed the Capitol in Mr. Trump’s name. “Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger crossed a line,” Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman, said in a statement. “They chose to join Nancy Pelosi in a […]

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trumpsterfire

Devil’s Advocate Total Lawn Care

The defining feature of the Faustian Bargain is that the devil gives you what you ask for and you are worse off for it. The defining feature of doing business with Trump is that every single person who makes a deal with Trump get access to the MAGAverse and is worse off for it.