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Conspiracy theories have been a core organizing feature of the modern GOP for the past half century.

Donald Trump deploys conspiracy theory as a political mobilizing tool designed to capture anger at the liberal establishment, to legitimize racial resentment and to unite voters who feel oppressed by what they see as a dominant socially progressive culture. From: Opinion | Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America – The New York Times No, […]

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media The Stupid Coup

Everyone knows why Fox will not cover Jan 6th

There is a feedback loop between right wing media hosts telling the base only what they want to hear and the base only listening to media that tells them what they want to hear.

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Repulsicans

Stop calling them Trump Judges

Every single awful judicial activist being called a Trump Judge is a federalist society member picked by the GOP establishment.

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media Repulsicans

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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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.