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U.S. Insurrection +2 years

  On this day in 2020, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by Trump-supporting domestic terrorists*. Full stop.   Peter Wehner writing at The Atlantic: Two years ago today, a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. Seven people died as a result of that attempt. More than […]

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Call me crazy…

Call me crazy, but I'm beginning to think Donald Trump never had a health care plan. — Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) March 1, 2021

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The Myth of Trump’s Judicial Success

The subheading says it all: During his administration, President Trump appointed many conservative judges–but on balance, he set back conservative legal values more than he advanced them. Billy Easley writing at libertarianism.org: On the surface, the Trump administration was a boon for the conservative legal establishment for all these reasons. But scratch under the surface: […]

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Holler: There’s a name for that

This. Much, much more of this: There’s a name for private businesses deciding they no longer want any part of what Trump and his enablers/flock are doing — it’s called “capitalism” — y’know, that thing they say they love so much? — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) January 12, 2021

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Rather: The hypocrisy of the Trump thuggery

The hypocrisy of the Trump thuggery can be epitomized by a seditious rioter beating a police officer at the Capitol with an American flag. It was never about the flag, or “blue lives matter.” These were mere props in a movement fueled by power, injustice, and racism. — Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 12, 2021 A […]

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The High Cost of Trump

The Wall Street Journal editorial board: [Donald Trump] has cost Republicans the House, the White House, and now the Senate. Worse, he has betrayed his loyal supporters by lying to them about the election and the ability of Congress and Mr. Pence to overturn it. Truth be told, that’s just the tip of the fucking […]

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Just found my next read

Andrew L. Seidel, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American, Sterling, 2019. Trump’s dictatorial tendencies and mendacity, negative attributes for many voters, poised him perfectly to manipulate the evangelical mind. Like the biblical god evangelicals worship, Trump is a thin-skinned authoritarian with totalitarian tendencies. He craves love and punishes any disloyalty or slight. Evangelicals […]

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An Attempted American Coup

Make no mistake about it: what we witnessed tonight was an attempted coup d’état. Call me old-fashioned but when armed insurgents storm the U.S. Capitol at the behest of the recently defeated, but as of yet still seated U.S. President, for the stated purpose of reversing the nation’s lawful election results, I call that what […]

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Understanding Donald Trump by Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I’ve said for over four years now that I often feel guilty making jokes at the president’s expense because it’s not right to make fun of someone with a mental illness just as it’s not right to make fun of someone with a physical illness, and our president suffers from a mental illness recognized by […]

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Fitting Bookends for a President Who Often Seems to Live in a Parallel Universe

Jacob Sullum, writing at Reason.com: Donald Trump began his presidency by asserting, based on “alternative facts,” that he had attracted “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.” He is ending his presidency by averring that Saturday’s pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 1 million people. And just as he claimed that he […]

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