Category Archives: Conservatives

One Problem with Right Wing Conspiracism

As movement conservatism continues its long descent into nothing more than a mass communicable psychotic break, it leaves behind lots of wreckage. One problem is that the sheer number of hardcore Trumpists means that de-Trumpification will be extremely difficult, if … Continue reading

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Power, Politics, and Our Political Press Corps

Over the weekend, this tweet came trundling across the Twitter transom: To which some asshole with a blog Twitter feed replied: Alter’s question is really telling about how the political press corps views politics. Many GOP senators like Trump’s policies. … Continue reading

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Jury Nullification, the 2019 Edition

In an excellent, must-read piece by David Neiwert about a shooting during a confrontation between anti-fascists and Milo supporters (in the ancient days of 2017, when he was still famous), he describes something very disturbing from the trial of the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Resistance Rebellion And Death, The Rule of Law

The Nextdoor Presidency

When the left, construed very broadly, fails at governance (which isn’t the same as legislating), it creates room for very bad actors to offer superficial solutions which lead to very bad things. But I’m getting ahead of myself. By ‘Nextdoor’ … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Homelessness, Housing

If Kavanaugh Had Happened to Republicans

I know after two plus years of Il Trumpe, the device of “If Democrats did X…” is trite, but I’ll use it anyway. If the weekend revelations substantiating Kavanaugh’s shoving his penis into a female student’s hand were about a … Continue reading

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Camps for the Homeless and the Political Consequences of Failed Governance

Recently, Trump has tried to make homelessness in cities a political issue. Of course, being Trump, his solution is horrible, as it involves shipping the homeless to camps–and this has gone beyond the bullshitting stage, with officials touring unused federal … Continue reading

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“Take the Land”: Impeach Him, Impeach Him Now

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives used to get upset when–oh fuck, why do I even bother? (boldface mine) President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that … Continue reading

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