Category Archives: Conservatives

The Trump Administration Finally Admitted What Their COVID-19 Response Plan Is

And it’s what some asshole with a blog told you it was a couple of months ago. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Over the July Fourth weekend (by the way, we’re now calling Independence Day “All Countries Matter Day”, … Continue reading

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Vichy Republicans Test Out Surrender to COVID-19

I don’t like military metaphors for a public health crisis, but the Trump administration’s new slogan about COVID-19 they aired over the weekend, ‘We need to live with it‘, is nothing more than an admission they won’t do anything significant … Continue reading

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If We Had an Effective Federal Response to COVID-19…

…then what Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did would be grounds for resignation (boldface mine): Gilmore said they told her that a resident in the home had recently gone to the hospital, where she tested positive for COVID-19. The … Continue reading

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Joshua Chamberlain Just Rolled Over in His Grave

Lest there be any confusion that the Confederate flag is about ‘heritage’, an outgoing Republican member of Maine House of Representatives, would like to set you straight (boldface mine): An outgoing Republican lawmaker who sits on the Lincoln Town Council … Continue reading

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Policing, Polling, and Federalism

There’s some recent polling that has led to a lot of willful misinterpretation (boldface mine): For example, 39% of respondents supported proposals “to completely dismantle police departments and give more financial support to address homelessness, mental health, and domestic violence.” … Continue reading

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Is the Problem “American Exceptionalism”, or Something Else?

At Foreign Policy, Jeremy Konyndyk has a very interesting article about the U.S.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s arguably the best synopsis to date of the policy failures in the U.S., and it’s definitely worth the read. In it, … Continue reading

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You Know Who Else Wanted to Defund the Police?

No, not HITLER! Here’s a hint (boldface mine): President Donald Trump was not shy about his admiration for police officers on the 2016 campaign trail — at one point simply stating, “I love the police. They’re the greatest.” But when … Continue reading

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Yes, Trump Has a Plan to Deal with COVID-19

It’s just too monstrous for decent people to contemplate. While I realize Ezra Klein’s latest rhetorical trick is to act astonished when horrible people somehow end up doing horrible things, it becomes a real analytical stumbling block. In a recent … Continue reading

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When Movement Conservatism Collides with Reality

One of the hallmarks of movement conservatism–and which is why some asshole with a blog often writes, “Nothing in movement conservatism makes sense except in the light of creationism”–is the ability, often successful, to ignore reality, even as it collides … Continue reading

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One Reason Some Governors Want to Reopen So Quickly

Follow the money (boldface mine): Republican governors in states like Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina have announced plans to begin reopening their states’ economies despite warnings by health officials that it’s too early to do so. The decisions mean that … Continue reading

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