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Republican Thought Police 0

Teacher, writing the word

Via Job’s Anger.

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Establishmentarians 0

Elie Mystal looks at the recent court decision in Alabama and sees a pattern:

We are entering a new Dark Age, one where, like the last one, science, education, and facts mean nothing, and Christian myths and legends are given the force of law. I don’t know how to stop them, but I think the first step is to recognize and name what they’re doing.

And, speaking of patterns . . . .

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The Lake Effect, Still Rising Again after All These Years Dept. 0

How many are The Secesh?

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini runs the numbers:

I finally have an answer to a question that many individuals from Arizona and around the country have asked me during the past couple of years.

It is: Roughly 25%.

The question being: How many Americans do you figure are as wacky as Kari Lake?

Follow the link for the calculations.

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Diminishing Returns 0

PoliticalProf.

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Know Them by the Company They Keep, Reprise 0

Visitors to the House of Wax.

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Establishmentarians 0

Michael in Norfolk is somewhat perturbed.

At the Des Moines Register, Jason Benell has more about the effects of establishmentarianism.

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Know Them by the Company They Keep 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini points out that Arizona Congresscritter Andy Biggs keeps some pretty sketchy company.

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Willful Blindness and the Republican Thought Police 0

At the Bangor Daily News, Solomon D. Stevens argues forcefully that we should not blind ourselves to our country’s faults, as the Republican Thought Police would have us do. I cannot say that I agree with everything he says, but I do think his piece is worth the few minutes it will take to read it. Here’s a snippet, one which I think we are seeing being validated in real time:

When we close our eyes to the fact that our country is flawed, patriotism can turn nasty. It can become defensive and angry. It can lead to the desire to strike out at, to harm, those who dare to question our vision of the country. This can turn what should be a healthy patriotism into a toxic force.

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Missing the Point 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Eden King and Mikki Hebl explain that the fuss over DEI is much ado about a misunderstanding. They point out that the term doesn’t mean the bad things that those who oppose claim it does.

What King and Hebl don’t address, though, is this: The persons who oppose DEI detest diversity, equality, and inclusion, regardless of the words used.

Those folks really want to go back to the good old days, if not the 1850s–that’s where their hearts truly yearn to be–at least the 1950s, before Rosa Parks boarded that bus.

It doesn’t help if we look away, look away, look away from what’s going on here and fail refuse to recognize that they are still rising again after all these years.

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A Picture Is Worth 0

Republican Thought Police.

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Republican Thought Police 0

At the Des Moines Register, a history professor argues against a bill currently being advanced in Iowa to whitewash–I use that term advisedly–the teaching of American history in primary and secondary schools.

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It turns out that Florida Governor DeSantis lacks the courage of his conniptions.

He’s now trying to backpedal from the book banning furor that he fomented.

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Courting Disaster 0

Title:  Memory Problems.  Frame One, labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Foxy Shady. a Notion of Immigrants Dept. 0

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Driven to Destruction 0

Florida Man.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

David talks with a caller about the situation at the border and makes the stunning argument that this self-styled “nation of immigrants” should continue to be, well, a nation of immigrants.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Republican Family Values 0

You can’t make this stuff up.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

Grung_e_Gene looks behind the anti-migrant rhetoric at those who spout it and what he sees is not pretty.

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