Author: Paul Campos

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Remember the IRS targeting scandal? The one in which President Obama ordered the IRS to target Tea Party and other conservative non-profits for extra scrutiny, to determine if they were violating restrictions on partisan political activity by such groups? When news of this egregious abuse of the federal bureaucracy for partisan ends first broke, Even […]
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Trump’s latest crazy-ass disjointed stream of consciousness parody mashup of Bob Dylan 1960s liner notes and Molly Bloom on acid is hard to get through. I suggest turning to Joy Reid’s twitter summary if you want to avoid too much brain damage. Key observation: “It is absolutely stunning that this person is president of the […]

A year in Trumpland

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On December 27, 2017

One year down, three to go. Some reflections: (1) 414 days later I’m still in a state of disbelief. This morning I was watching some top seven sports stories of the year nonsense on CNN, and one

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That’s super

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In General
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On December 25, 2017
Seriously, this whole it’s OK to say Merry Christmas again nonsense is in its own small way a perfect encapsulation of how Donald Trump pollutes everything he touches or looks at or references. For example, over the last month I’ve become hyper-aware of people saying “merry Christmas” to me at the conclusion of ordinary financial […]

Reason to believe

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On December 22, 2017

A Dutch journalist just asked new U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra why he said there are “no go” areas in the Netherlands, where radical Muslims are setting cars and politicians on fire. Hoekstra den

The phony left

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On December 19, 2017

This post draws its immediate inspiration from Simon’s and Scott’s discussions of Cornel West’s criticisms of Ta-Nehisi Coates, and less immediately from many other posts by my co-bl

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