He also gives several renditions of his pretty hilarious Mitch McConnell impression.
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I have always found Noam Chomsky’s arguments incisive and useful for clearing away the power of the conventional “freedom and democracy” explanation for U.S. behavior on the global stage.
The ability of 41% of the Senate to stop any bill from coming to a vote simply because they oppose it is deeply undemocratic and unrepublican (using those terms in their nonpartisan sense).
My basic reaction to Joe Biden’s first formal press conference as president was that he did fine, came across as decent, coherent, reasonably progressive, and someone who knows his own mind and values.
The former Minnesota congresswoman led a seven-hour livestream event to rally the troops who still contend that the Trump won reelection fair and square.
In states that have a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled legislature, the measures to make voting harder are thriving.
In the most recent survey, the portion of Republicans who want government to lend them a hand has shot up more steeply than among Democrats.
Not only Democratic but neutral and expert observers agree that voter fraud is a small problem in the big picture and that very little fraud occurred in the 2020 vote.
David Litt tells the tale of little-remembered filibuster history in The Atlantic.
According to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker operation, the pace of Trump’s falsehoods actually increased, with nearly half of his falsehoods coming in his last year in office.
Hewitt managed to get through the analysis without clearly acknowledging that Democrats won the majority of the House races and got more votes in all House races combined.
It’s roughly impossible to reconcile this with the principle of one person, one vote.
“Only a serious and sustained reform effort can repair the damage done during the Trump era to the perception and reality of basic rights and freedoms in the United States,” the report says.
Fintan O’Toole’s advice — to give up on reconciliation with the Republicans — gets the title “To Hell With Unity.”
After a couple of months of sulking, Donald Trump is back, unchanged.
Klein begins by talking about the amazingly lame excuse and ignorant analyses coming out of Texas after its energy debacle.
“When we faced a genuine crisis — and there were challenges to what we knew about the outcome of the election — our courts did their job,” said Jamieson.
Few, if any, other “democracies” have anything this undemocratic built into their systems.
The prominent Republican’s Sunday New York Times op-ed was headlined “Why Are Republicans Still This Loyal to a Mar-a-Lago Exile?”
In reading through some of the Jamie Raskin profiles published in recent days, I stumbled on this in a brief New Yorker profile by Bill McKibben.