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Tom Pepinski, who wrote a terrific post on the banality of life under soft authoritarian regimes, has a new piece entitled “If American Democracy Collapsed, You Almost Certainly Wouldn’t Notice It.” Democracy, in fact, makes it particularly challenging to know if democracy has collapsed. That is because when democracy functions, challenges to it are usually […]

The Kleptocrats!

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On September 6, 2019

The consequences of the Trump administration have been both depressing and predictable. The only uncertainty: the scope and speed of the cruelty inflicted on the vulnerable and the ultimate extent of

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Today in Trump’s America

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On February 23, 2017
White people feel emboldened to kill people of color in Trump’s America. A Missouri man is accused of shooting and killing an Indian immigrant engineer he thought was Middle Eastern and wounding two others after shouting “get out of my country” and opening fire. Adam Purinton was arrested after fleeing Austin’s Bar and Grill, a […]
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Remember when we used to talk about how sometimes Republicans would “say the quiet parts loud” or that “subtext became text” when they would say the racist stuff out loud without trying to hide it? That’s such a cute thing of the past. Because in Trump’s America, you can just be an open racist and […]
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Today in Trump’s America

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On December 12, 2016
The Fuhrer’s followers feeling free to attack anyone they identify as the enemy. A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime after police say he stabbed a worshipper near a Simi Valley mosque. Police said reports of people fighting sent them to a shopping center parking lot near the mosque around […]
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