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Schlepping past Watergate

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On May 24, 2019
I haven’t blogged much lately. There are plenty of ‘good’ reasons for a partial hiatus. I’ve been revising a book, doing research related to a grant, and trying to finish a few (overdue) papers that I owe other people. But the truth is that other factors explain my silence. The most important one is a […]

The Potemkin Wall

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On January 10, 2019

How effective is the kind of steel pike barrier that Trump’s been peddling? As it turns out, it can’t withstand a saw. In fact, “testing by DHS in late 2017 showed all eight prototyp

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The Mainstreaming of Fascism

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On October 23, 2018
Paul already posted about Trump’s latest foray into contemporary crypto-fascism, but I want to underscore a few things. A little over a year ago, I warned about “the repackaging of old-school anti-Semitism under the rubric of ‘globalism’ and attacks on George Soros.” I concluded that “this is just one of many fronts that nominally responsible […]
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Michelle Goldberg writes some important things about what connects the anonymous “senior administration official” op-ed to the fact that Kavanaugh is almost certain to be confirmed. You’ve seen the line of argument before, but Goldberg makes it exceptionally well. Since this dystopian regime began, I’ve wondered how Republicans who collaborate with Trump despite knowing he’s […]
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Today in American Ethnic Cleansing

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On July 3, 2018
This administration is absolutely vile. After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave the country with your kids — or leave the country without them, according to a […]

Things are… not good

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On June 28, 2018

I’m late to the rending of garments. It’s hard to escape the feeling that the United States has hit crisis point. But crises are not purely objective conditions. They are as much cultural

Normalizing Trump

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On April 9, 2018

In late March, ABC News reported that the Republican National Committee has spent nearly $1 million at Trump properties since the election. In total, “Republican-affiliated” groups have &#

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