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In one of the many horrible decisions of what might be the most reactionary Supreme Court term since the New Deal, a bare, consistently anti-voting-rights partisan Supreme Court majority upheld an extreme voter purge law in Ohio as being consistent with a federal law. A new study indicates how important and how bad the effects […]
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Trumpists of the Past

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On July 21, 2018
I’m glad I’ve developed the reputation as a go-to person for journalists to interview when discussing horrible Americans of the past. In this case, I was asked to provide some context for this Vice piece on the early 20th century Texas congresscritter Thomas Blanton, who was almost unbelievably awful and who almost got kicked out […]
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All Republican displays of dismay that their fellow Republicans have gone all-in for 45 are unconvincing. But displays by former members of Congress are less convincing than most. Here’s Joe Scarborough’s effort, which would have been improved by cutting all of the words save the last paragraph. Or perhaps everything but the last two sentences. […]
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