Author: Paul Campos

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went as far as to grill a Jewish reporter about his own racial background while defending racist tweets and statements President Donald Trump made about four Democratic women of color. “What’s your ethnicity?” Conway asked Breakfast Media White House reporter Andrew Feinberg, after he asked her during a media availability outside the […]

Slow learner

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On July 16, 2019

George Conway, husband of the Mouth of Sauron, has just figured out that Donald Trump is like, really racist: To this day, I can remember almost the precise spot where it happened: a supermarket parki

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Today we have the pathetic spectacle of various news organizations pointing out that Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting that AOC et. al. go back to “their broken and crime-infested countries,” are factually inaccurate, because three of the four Democratic members of Congress he targeted were born in the United States, while the fourth left her country […]
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I’m convinced that one of the downstream effects of putting a totally unqualified and mentally unhinged grifter into the White House is that lots of far more modest prudential rules than “don’t make a thieving madman at the head of a cult of personality president of the United States” get much easier to ignore. One […]

ITMFA?

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On July 12, 2019

Sean Wilentz says yes, although much more politely of course: Pelosi, more surprisingly, is also ignoring the chief political lesson of the Nixon impeachment. The case against authorizing an impeachme

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Morning in America

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On July 11, 2019
A few days ago David Remnick talked about how at the beginning of Trump’s presidency a lot of media types talked about how important it was not to normalize Trump. I myself said that several times back in the day, but the fact is Trump is president of the United States. That’s about as “normal” […]

Ross Perot

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On July 9, 2019

Ross Perot has died. Perot’s bizarre 1992 presidential campaign, which despite its flagrant amateurishness (he sort of stumbled into running for president in the spring, withdrew from the race i

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