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Yesterday the Times ran a story indicating that the Democratic congressional leadership has decided that there’s little point in trying to continue to investigate Trump’s malfeasance, and that instead the party should focus on policy differences between Democrats and Republicans, particularly those surrounding health care (apparently whether it’s OK to have a proto-fascist career criminal […]
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Another brow-furrower

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On February 13, 2020
This looks like one of those deals where the president says I’ll stop illegally withholding those federal services I’m withholding from your constituents if you stop investigating those financial crimes I committed. “Fredo” btw is Cuomo’s brother, who is a CNN reporter. What’s the over-under on how many impeachable offenses this guy has committed since […]
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The pundit’s fallacy on steroids

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On February 11, 2020
Matt Yglesias coined the term “pundit’s fallacy” a decade ago, to describe this: The pundit’s fallacy is that belief that what a politician needs to do to improve his or her political standing is do what the pundit wants substantively. The 2020 presidential election seems to be eliciting this fallacy in particularly florid forms. See, […]

Jordan Peterson

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On February 9, 2020

This seems like a weird and sad story. Jordan Peterson, 57, emerged last week from an intensive care unit in a Russian hospital after being treated for a dependence on benzodiazepine, an anti-anxiety

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