Author: Scott Lemieux

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Christopher Browning, the great historian of genocide, has a remarkable essay about 21st Century American democracy and its enemies, including the most important one: Because an ever-shrinking base of support for traditional conservatism made it impossible to carry out their authoritarian revision of the constitution, Hindenburg and the old right ultimately made their deal with […]
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Hmm, let’s see how the world’s most well-compensated anti-anti Trump blogger is responding to the latest revelations concerning the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia: The investigation into Trump is, you will “learn,” not meaningfully different than its investigation into Henry Wallace. As usual, I can’t top the parody of the parody: I’ve […]
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The Shit Had Hit the Fan

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On January 11, 2019
Seems normal: In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. The inquiry […]

Not Tulsi Time

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On January 11, 2019

Now here’s a candidate worthy of a hard pass: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the

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