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Donald Trump uses lots of nasty rhetoric when he throws infants and toddlers into concentration camps, so naturally Peter Baker is extremely concerned about how the president of the United States’ nasty rhetoric leads to a “coarsening” of public discourse.  As opposed to being a little more concerned with, say, the president of the United […]
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On June 19, 2018
After days of insisting, falsely, that the separations were the result of some Democratic-passed law, the president has partially shifted gears, defending the policy in a series of tweets. The most shocking is this one, with its description of unauthorized immigrants as an “infestation”: In late May, a debate erupted after Trump said, during a roundtable in […]
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Joint and several liability

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On June 16, 2018
One argument you still hear a lot about the 2016 presidential election, usually from leftier than thou types, (see this comment thread for illustrations) is that you can’t blame X for the outcome, because the outcome was multi-causal, and who’s to say that X was the decisive factor? The problem with this argument is that […]

Radio Rwanda

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On June 14, 2018

A few months ago, I was looking for a document in the rare book collection of the university’s main library, and I came across a copy of Der Giftpilz (“The Poisonous Mushroom”), the

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Cult of personality

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On June 13, 2018
For some reason this strikes me as the most obscene moment of the Trump presidency yet: Jacob Soboroff‏Verified account @jacobsoboroff FollowFollow @jacobsoboroff More Starting to get some handout photos from our tour with @HHSGov. Here’s the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants. Also their beds and the towels they shower […]
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