Category Archives: Resistance Rebellion And Death

They Will Not Lose Gracefully

And that’s an understatement. Watching how most Republicans are reacting to the ongoing counts and recounts taking place around the U.S., it’s pretty obvious if Trump is knocked out, they’re not going to concede gracefully–or at all. Which brings us … Continue reading

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You Maintain Power By Using It

Alex Pareene, in a very good column about using and losing power, misses something important. Before we get to that, Pareene (boldface mine): When Americans overwhelmingly voted to give Congress to the Democratic Party in 2006, party leaders had a … Continue reading

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Some Post-Election Thoughts

Bit of a late night, and since the professional pundits are all geared up for instant analysis, here are some thoughts about tonight’s election: Democrats did better in the House than I thought, and were (possibly) true to form in … Continue reading

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Maybe Democrats Need A Little Bit More ‘Leninism’

At least a very tiny bit. Damon Linker correctly sums up the Republican style of argument for the midterms, if not well before (boldface mine): This is an almost comically tendentious and radioactively nativist message. But that’s where President Trump … Continue reading

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We Won’t Be Able To Deprogram Them

In an excellent post, Ed Burmilla describes how Facebook, much more so than Fox News, is melting the brains of elderly white people (boldface mine): If you are under the age of fifty, the odds are that you have at … Continue reading

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The Democrats Need To Show The Flag In Trump Country

Daniel Block committed some excellent journalism, in that he went to Trump country, the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and decided to talk to Democrats who voted for Clinton. While there’s a lot to chew on in the piece, it is … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility In The Heartland

Or, what’s the matter with Iowa? Usually, when I’m discussing voting, I approach the topic from more of a ‘how do we get people to pull the lever’ perspective. The danger in constantly thinking like that, however, is that you … Continue reading

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