Category Archives: Resistance Rebellion And Death

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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But for a Lieutenant…

When Il Trumpe and his henchman Attorney General Bill Barr tear gassed lawfully assembled citizens a couple of weeks ago, this appeared to have disappeared under the radar (boldface mine): But General Milley and Mr. McCarthy warned the Guard throughout … Continue reading

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Policing as an Ideology

Will Wilkinson recently asked: At the risk of making an actually, well, yes, actually (boldface mine): The incidents in Chicago and Philadelphia are evidence that American police across the country share a coherent ideology. Armed white boys don’t code as … Continue reading

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Policing, Police States, and a Failure of Governance

What has been made clear over the last couple of weeks is that, in many cities, there has been a complete loss of control by ‘civilian’ authorities over local security forces. I put ‘civilian’ in quotes because the police are … Continue reading

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D.C. Mayor Bowser Needs to Stop Collaborating with Trump and Cancel Tonight’s Curfew

Yesterday, supposedly under pressure from Trump*, D.C.’s Mayor** Bowser declared a 7pm curfew that also will be in place today–and there’s a primary election today in D.C., with the polls open until 8pm (but I’m getting ahead of myself). As … Continue reading

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The Morning After

Some photos from Sunday morning, near Lafayette Park, D.C. On the wall of the White House Historical Society: Trans lives matter: MOAR BELOW THE FOLD!: Fixing the Oval Room: Just say no? The Hay-Adams got tagged: And busted: Not fans … 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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Three Thousand COVID-19 Deaths Per Day–Mostly Preventable–Is Not Normal

Nor should it ever be. Monday, news broke that a draft CDC report estimates that the U.S. will have 3,000 COVID-19 deaths every day by June. Yesterday, the U.S. had ‘only’ 1,015 COVID-19 deaths. By contrast, scaled by population, South … Continue reading

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Heroes, Patriots, and Service

A lot of navel-gazing pundits are bandying around the word ‘hero’ to describe people who are simply doing their jobs under difficult or even dangerous conditions. This has led to an understandable–and correct–backlash from those who are putting themselves at … Continue reading

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People Are Going to Die Because Professional Democrats Suck at Performative Politics

Over the weekend, there were five astroturf demonstrations in the U.S., calling for removal of COVID-19 based physical distancing measures. As you might imagine, our national political press corps provided important context and made it clear that these dingbats represent … Continue reading

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