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Taking Facts for Granted

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On February 9, 2022
I think it’s fair to say that ‘the establishment’ treated Trump with smug cluelessness in 2016. I’m not sure why, but the thing I most associate with this attitude is the mockery he received for (literally) hugging American flags at his rallies. But, at least in the early days, Trump was mocking the emptiness of […]
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I agree that arguing about which twenty-first century national election was “the most important” is a bit of an intellectual parlor game. The answer really depends on your prior theory of history. If you think political developments are highly contingent, then your answer will always be the least recent election: consequential changes to an electoral […]
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Zolan Kanno-Youngs has an important piece in the Washington Post about the legal authority for the Trump administration’s deployment of little green men* in Portland. After President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to send personnel to protect monuments, statues and federal property during continuing protests against racism and police brutality, the Department […]
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