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Denmark is a real country. In comparison even to most other European states, it is a robust social democracy – albeit one with features that the American left would consider “neoliberal.” Since 2015, Denmark has implemented increasingly hostile policies towards refugees and immigrants—with the notable exception of Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s recent invasion. What do […]
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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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Senate Republicans appear poised to block a bipartisan investigation of the first non-peaceful transfer of executive power in modern American history. McConnell has found some procedural objections to hide behind, and it looks like the new narrative is that House Democrats were ‘too partisan’ for…. not coming to an agreement with the dude who said […]
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