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Memo From Turner’s Diary

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On February 21, 2019
America does indeed have a real terrorism problem: A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists. Christopher Paul Hasson called for “focused […]
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The Week In Clarence Thomas

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On February 20, 2019
It’s been quite a week for connoisseurs of Clarence Thomas’s crank concurrences. He started with arguing that New York Times v. Sullivan should be overruled: On Tuesday, Justice Clarence Thomas made a stunning announcement: The justice wants to overturn perhaps the most important free expression ruling in the Supreme Court’s history, New York Times v. […]
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The Metaphors Are Flat

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On February 20, 2019
Deep Thoughts, with Tom “Suck on This” Friedman: Could we have our first four-party election in 2020 — with candidates from the Donald Trump far right, the old G.O.P. center right, the Joe Biden center left and the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez far left all squaring off, as the deepening divides within our two big parties simply […]
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