Archive for February, 2021


I’ve been putting it off but I feel obliged to say something about this unpleasant topic.  Limbaugh was an awful human being, but an enormously consequential figure: as Michael Tomasky notes, he did more to poison American politics than anyone ...

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The Trial

The necessity for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump was in no way obviated by the predictability of its outcome.  An unprecedented blatant assault on our democratic constitutional order by a sitting President of the United States had to ...

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Bipartisanship RIP

I can’t provide a link or exact quotes, but I can remember way back to around 2007 when a rising young internet journalist named Matt Yglesias was enthusiastically promoting the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama. In praising his candidate, Yglesias ...

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