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The War Against ‘Critical Race Theory’ Is Dumber Than You Can Imagine

And by ‘critical race theory’ I mean teaching anything that might be upsetting to white Christian supremacists. Virginia has a bill pending, H. 781, with the usual ‘anti-CRT’ pablum, but it also has this doozy (boldface mine): B. The Board … Continue reading

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Jan. 6 Insurrection Sympathizers: Not a Minor Threat

One week after the failed Jan. 6 insurrection, I was reminded of something Comrade Thers once wrote (boldface mine): Anyway, what we have here is a situation where a relatively small minority of Americans are claiming the right, ultimately backed … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Going to Demagogue on This Policy

Because it would save lives (boldface mine): New cars would be required to have technology to stop drunk people from driving under a mandate Congress approved as part of the sweeping infrastructure bill — a step that could significantly reduce … Continue reading

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Stop When You Get to the Bad Part, Congressman

A Republican congressman tweeted this: Snark aside (though his idiocy deserves nothing more), it just goes to show that, for movement conservatism, as it exists, cruelty is an ideology: …consider, instead, healthcare. A fair number of conservatives don’t have a … Continue reading

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Over 750,000 Dead and Most of Our Elected Leaders Will Pay No Price for It

In a very good piece, Brian Beutler makes an excellent observation (boldface mine): What troubles me even more than the governing errors, though, is the fact that Republicans were able to become competitive anywhere in any blue territory in the … Continue reading

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Wanted the Cops to Shoot the Jan. 6 Insurrectionists

I think a fair number of Senators and House members are worried that they will be implicated in the January 6 Insurrection–more accurately, they know they are but are worried about being found out. But another reason for Republican concern … Continue reading

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Not Hypocritical, Just Horribly Wrong

Whenever abortion politics flare up, there are some on the left construed very broadly who point out hypocrisies: how can anti-abortion supporters be pro-life when they support some hideously murderous policy. Sarah Jones makes a very good point about the … Continue reading

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The ‘Centrist’ Canard

If you want to distract yourself from the ongoing pandemic, you always can take a break by looking at U.S. politics. One of the fictions that has been accepted as dogma for decades is that ‘centrist Democrats’ are savvier than … Continue reading

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The Courage of Our COVID Convictions

Earlier this week, I described the absurd simultaneous acceptance of monoclonal antibody therapy and distrust of the COVID-19 vaccines and the sharp partisan divide in South Dakota, in which Republicans think vitamins are more effective against COVID-19 than masking or … Continue reading

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Why We Need Vaccination Requirements: The South Dakota Edition

From the Gret Stet of South Dakota comes a poll describing what South Dakotans think are effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what South Dakotan Democrats and Republicans think is effective: Just so there’s no mistake, South … Continue reading

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