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The roots of totalitarianism & Trump: To a new journalism
October 28, 2020
I do not believe most people espousing QAnon’s agitprop believe it. I believe they want us to believe they believe it. It’s performative: owning the libs, the pollsters, the media, the elites. Our old...
Trump’s scorched Earth
October 27, 2020
What we are witnessing in the Trump times is the last stand of angry, old, white men, who would sooner destroy the institutions of democracy than share them with those who will follow. Conservatives —...
Facebook: Constitution before statutes
October 22, 2020
The Facebook Oversight Board is now open for cases and I look forward to seeing the results. But I have the same question I’ve had since the planning for its creation began, and I asked that question...
The end of applause
September 16, 2020
The pandemic has killed clapping. In the abstract, applause is stupid: You hit yourself, but only when in the company of others hitting themselves, to show approval. The end of applause occurred to me...