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Democracy’s Fragility

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On January 30, 2018
This story on a few racist teenagers creating havoc at Texas universities by spreading white supremacist propaganda reminds me of a point I have known for a long time: that democracy is incredibly fragile and it only takes a very small amount of people to destroy it. When those people are aided and abetted by […]
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As Charlie Pierce discusses, it’s maybe not such a great idea to not only have the nation’s 4th largest city, but also critical parts of the American infrastructure in an area that will be repeatedly annihilated by climate change-enhanced superstorms. Item: And this one may be my favorite, which is to say, the one that […]
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Priorities

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On August 25, 2017
Look, if you are going to run a government dedicated to ethnic cleansing, the important priority when a hurricane brings catastrophic flooding to south Texas is making sure the people of the Brownsville area, many of whom are undocumented, can’t flee north without getting their papers checked. Think of all the people the Border Patrol […]
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