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Slow-Motion Assasination

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On June 19, 2019
It really seems like this merits more attention: In the months before the military seized power in July 2013, Mr. Morsi brushed off warnings that General el-Sisi might betray him. Photos from the time show a smiling General el-Sisi sitting opposite Mr. Morsi. But once Mr. Morsi had been ousted, Mr. el-Sisi appeared to single […]

“Civility”

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On June 19, 2019

He keeps doing this: At his NYC fundraiser tonight, Joe Biden said that Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge was “one of the meanest guys I ever knew.” But, he added, “At least there was som

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Normalizing Trump

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On June 17, 2019
Good essay by Lili Loofbourow on how Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s assured lying functioned for Trump: So that’s the reality-distorting rhetoric of Sanders, and why the headline on a Margaret Sullivan retrospective calls her the “Queen of Gaslighting.” But the secret to Sanders’ success wasn’t just to sanitize the president’s every impulse as commonsensical and justified; […]

4 Months

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On June 16, 2019

We are being governed by unfathomably evil people: The youngest known child taken from his parents at the U.S.-Mexico border was a 4-month-old baby named Constantin Mutu. While he was sent to Michigan

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The Just Not This Woman crowd did not like Elizabeth Warren’s plan to close the racial wealth gap: Bernie: "I want to strengthen and enlarge the New Deal." Extremely Online Bernie supporters: "Only Bernie recognizes the necessity of nationalizing every dry cleaner and convenience store." pic.twitter.com/BABFLpPe3C — Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) June 15, 2019 I like […]
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