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One Thing Is Not Like the Other Thing 0

Robert Reich takes exception to a comment by noted fifth columnist Tucker Carlson:

Days before Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison, Tucker Carlson gushed over Vladimir Putin, saying, “Leadership requires killing people.”

Well, I’m sorry, Tucker. You’re wrong.

Real leadership is the opposite of thuggery.

Follow the link for the evidence.

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A Picture Is Worth 0

Republican Thought Police.

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Russian Impulses 0

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Dis Coarse Discourse 0

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All That Was Old Is New Again 0

Dick Polman.

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The Swift Vote Conspiracy 0

Sam and his crew find themselves dismayed by the delusional dimensions of this dis coarse discourse.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

If not de jure, most certainly de facto.

Also, too.

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American Establishmentarism 0

Thom talks with Tim Alberta about how the confluence of bad history and bad theology are feeding American establishmentarianism.

This is well worth the few minutes it will take to listen to it.

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The Invading Horde 0

But the folks in Eagle Pass, Texas, say the invaders are not who you might think they are. Here’s a tiny bit from the story:

Residents of the border town at the center of an ongoing feud between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Biden administration made it clear over the weekend that the only people they see as “invaders” in their community are the 14 Republican governors and a convoy of Christian nationalists calling themselves “God’s Army.”

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While local residents with the Eagle Pass Border Coalition told reporters and supporters that they of course welcome all visitors to the community who respect their culture and diversity in a civil manner, they believe the recent arrival of Republican governors and a trucker convoy of Christian nationalists in support of Abbott’s violent rhetoric helped to spread “hate and descension” in their community over the weekend.

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Psychological Psychopathic Projection 0

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Flooding the Disinformation Superhighway 0

At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gene Collier suggests that the liars are winning, benefiting from the “liar’s dividend.” What is the “liar’s dividend”? In his article, he defines it (emphasis added):

First described by law professors Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron in 2018, it says that when a culture becomes awash in lies and disinformation, the liar benefits from the public’s diminished ability to identify actual truth. The liar’s dividend, of course, is metastasizing as the unscrupulous seize advantage of the described uncertainty.

Methinks he has a point. Read the full piece and decide.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

Republican Elephant entangled in razor wire.  Behind him, also entangled in the wire, is a sign reading 'Partisan Poliitics at the Border.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

Methinks Atrios makes an excellent point or two.

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The Platform 0

Fox News interviewer asks Donald Trump,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Republican Family Values 0

(Warning: Poor sound quality, but still worth a listen.)

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“Mean Girls” 0

Jamie Stiehm suggests that you skip the movie.

Watch the real mean girls in the House of Representatives instead.

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Courting Disaster 0

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What’s in a Word? 0

At the Las Vegas Sun, Ricky Kendall asks (to paraphrase), if January 6 was not an insurrection, what is?

Methinks he is onto something.

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A Notion of Immgrants 0

Methinks Atrios pretty much nails it.

Aside:

Today’s Republican Party understands buy-partisan. Indeed, it is a treasured Republican Family Value.

In contrast, it finds the concept of bipartisan repelling.

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Russian Impulses 0

Thom talks with Heidi Siegmund Cuda about the mechanics of Russian interference in the 2016 election via the Disinformation Superhighway.

One more time, “social” media isn’t.

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