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Lawfare Blog: The Report

A serialized narrative podcast that tells the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page document.   The Report Today, we released the seventh episode of Lawfare 's narrative...

Washington Post: Analysis | The 1619 Project and the far-right fear of history

The Tea Party (remember them?) chose to so name themselves because they aspire to be known as "those who possess a strong belief in...

Mr. Wood, the Founders are completely silent about AK47s

"Facts are stubborn things;" lawyer John Adams remarked in his defense of the British soldiers on trial for the Boston Massacre, "and whatever may...

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WP: Trump accidentally tweeted an insult at a pastor. Here’s how the pastor responded.

"Everyone makes mistakes.  All of us have regrets about past things we’ve said and wish we could change.  When you mess up, please learn...

Lawfare Blog: The Report

A serialized narrative podcast that tells the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page document.   The Report Today, we released the seventh episode of Lawfare 's narrative...

PBS: Trump official says Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans

"Nor have we incorporated into the Union any but the Caucasian race....  I protest against the incorporation of people. Ours is the Government...

California

NYT: Revenge of the Coastal Elites

The West Coast is crushing it against Trump. Using the law to fight a bully, the Constitution to challenge an authoritarian, and facts against...

WP: A Disturbing and Sobering Parallelism

You’re going to have to admit there is little conceptual difference between “Christian” white nationalism vs. Islamist (not Islamic) radicalism.   The alleged synagogue shooter was...
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A Wildly Premature Celebration

Many of you may remember the scene from the movie Independence Day where the UFO fanatics gathered on the top of the U.S. Bank...

Politics

Lawfare Blog: The Report

A serialized narrative podcast that tells the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page document.   The Report Today, we released the seventh episode of Lawfare 's narrative...

CNN: Trump confuses patriotism with jingoism

This is not just Trump being characteristically unhinged. This is the new Republican strategy. Anyone who criticizes or disagrees with Republicans or their policies...

Dispatch: FDR and the Supremes

We have worked ourselves into such a state of polarization that the left is openly accusing the right of fascism, while the right accuses...

Opinion

‘…who can stand on their own two feet.’ 4 Myths about how immigrants affect the economy

Even if it were true that immigrants were a burden on American society, Cuccinelli's rewrite of Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" would be obscene....

The Nostalgia of Bigotry: Make America White Again

I probably read a dozen articles every week that point out, quite convincingly, and in minute detail, every failure of competence, intent, morality, and...

Adventures in Uber Driving 7/2019

I had a rider who was a man who had just moved to the United States from Australia a week ago. On his way...

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WP: Trump accidentally tweeted an insult at a pastor. Here’s how the pastor responded.

"Everyone makes mistakes.  All of us have regrets about past things we’ve said and wish we could change.  When you mess up, please learn...

Lawfare Blog: The Report

A serialized narrative podcast that tells the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page document.   The Report Today, we released the seventh episode of Lawfare 's narrative...

Washington Post: Become like children

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave...

Washington Post: Analysis | The 1619 Project and the far-right fear of history

The Tea Party (remember them?) chose to so name themselves because they aspire to be known as "those who possess a strong belief in...

Mr. Wood, the Founders are completely silent about AK47s

"Facts are stubborn things;" lawyer John Adams remarked in his defense of the British soldiers on trial for the Boston Massacre, "and whatever may...

PBS: Trump official says Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans

"Nor have we incorporated into the Union any but the Caucasian race....  I protest against the incorporation of people. Ours is the Government...

‘…who can stand on their own two feet.’ 4 Myths about how immigrants affect the economy

Even if it were true that immigrants were a burden on American society, Cuccinelli's rewrite of Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" would be obscene....

The Law

Conservatives are always concerned about "the law" (unless, of course, the law protects people they don't like) without regard for whether the law is...

Washington Post: Children orphaned by Trump Administration

May I be permitted to ask what legitimate national security interest is served by leaving children essentially orphaned in the streets by arresting their...

The Wages of White Supremacy: A Historical Example

The dumb ass who shot up a Walmart in El Paso was, by his own account, motivated by a fear of a "Hispanic invasion"...