Author: Paul Campos

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The cult

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On January 14, 2021
There are three kinds of people in the United States at the moment: those who believe a fact — Joe Biden won the election — those who believe a fascistic Big Lie crafted by Donald Trump and amplified by the words and deeds of countless Republican politicians all across the country — Trump won the […]
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Impeachment Open Thread

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On January 13, 2021
This is an open thread to discuss the House of Representatives’ debate and vote on the second impeachment of Donald Trump, which is taking place now. I’m particularly interested in how many GOP reps actually attempt any substantive defense of Trump, rather than merely arguing that impeachment is “divisive.”
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How did someone who voted for Barack Obama become a passionate insurrectionist, who ended up bleeding to death on the floor in front of the Speaker’s Lobby in the U.S. Capitol? The short answer is that Donald Trump told Ashli Babbitt, in person, to attack the seat of the American government, and she followed his […]

Remember the Alamo

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On January 12, 2021

When help was on the way? President Donald Trump will bookend his administration’s focus on immigration with a trip to his signature border wall on the US-Mexico border, a visit on the heels o

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More on the 25th Amendment

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On January 12, 2021
One year ago I published an article advocating reforming the 25th amendment so as to make at least potentially more possible to use it to remove an unfit demagogue from the presidency. This was the conclusion, which considered what was likely to happen if Trump lost the election : Seventy-seven days would pass before the […]
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