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Transitional Rot

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In Biden Administration
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On January 20, 2021
Let’s start with a spot of good news: the Biden administration has already fired Michael Pack. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the partisan hack who wanted to tern the Voice of America, RFE/RL, and other government overseas news services into right-wing propaganda outlets. I’ve occasionally blogged about Pack’s corrupt, dangerous efforts to […]
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The Apotheosis of Nixonism

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In democracy
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On February 23, 2020
We really are living through Nixon redux. Except with an idiot playing the part of Nixon and a totally plaint congress. The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than […]
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Discussions of liberal orientations in U.S. foreign policy often quickly escalate into debates about the use of force, hypocrisy, and the status of “The Liberal International Order.” These are weighty and important issues. To the extent that liberal ordering drives—rather than simply serves as a rationalization for—American military interventions, we’re talking about hundreds of thousands […]
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Beachhead Teams

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In General
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On March 8, 2017
ProPublica is collecting information on some of the lovely people President Bannon has hired to staff government agencies. It’s lovely. A Trump campaign aide who argues that Democrats committed “ethnic cleansing” in a plot to “liquidate” the white working class. A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a […]
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