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Paul already posted about the new Jonathan Swan report, which details how the people who tried mount a coup d’état on January 6th are planning to turn the entire Executive Branch into an extension of Trump’s dictatorial whims. Paul also zeroed in on a crucial implication: One thing that [Merrick Garland] ought to take into […]
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Republican Putinism

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On April 5, 2022
I know that there’s nothing particularly new about regimes using state power to reward supportive oligarchs and corporations while destroying opponents. But the current “global patrimonial wave” — and its relationship to democratic backsliding — tracks back not just to Orbán but, ultimately to Putin. So we should call it what it is: “Putinism.” Greg […]
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The vast majority of Republican Senators are about to demonstrate, yet again, that they are authoritarians, cowards, or both. So I think it’s a good time to share Mark Graber’s reminder that the grounds for Trump’s conviction do not depend on criminal incitement. The extent to which impeachment risks being overlegalized can be assessed by […]
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