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From Elizabeth Picciuto: The Real Free Speech Violations
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Supreme Court Sacrifices Reproductive Choice for Religious Rights
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President Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence
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Thursday Throughput: Missing COVID Deaths Edition
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From Freddie deBoer: Ending the Charade
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Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Miseducation Edition
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The comments...

AvatarStillwater in reply to Swami
+ Your comments make sense to me from a libertarian pov, so I'm curious if you agree largely the same critique, absent the particuloar ism-signifiers, applies [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Swami
+ Let me simplify for everyone else. The issue is the adoption of the pop intersectionality definition of bigotry by various authorities either through actual belief [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Good catch, and I accept the criticism. See what I wrote above to Kazzy on "breeds" being an appropriate alternative or added term. Also note [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Kazzy
+ No, I would say that it tends to "breed" that ideology, but after saying so, I would extend this metaphor to progressivism as well. [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Pinky
+ I think the fundamental problem is that people by and large say they like their insurance, which for most is what they get at their [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Stillwater
+ A pro-Progressive example on this ideology would be pretty much anything Chip writes. They could put his picture in Wikipedia. A more neutral version of it [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Kazzy
+ "Infiltrated" assumes there is a culture being invaded by something which has no rightful place being there. Yet in the very same breath, noting that this [. . .]
AvatarKazzy in reply to Swami

Just curious... would you say the business world has been “infiltrated” by folks with a profits-over-people ideology?

AvatarSwami in reply to Jaybird
+ Yeah, the "Long March" Pretty much dovetails with my point, though I don’t recall hearing of this term until now. (I am however, old and [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to InMD
+ I have an odd thought about his. I don't know how to describe it, but here goes. Observation 1: If one party favors a policy, [. . .]

I assume it's referring to the phenomenon that Rudi Dutschke called the "long march".

AvatarStillwater in reply to Swami
+ Interesting comment. I'm not sure what it means, though. Could you define "progressivism" more precisely than "a particular secular faith-based world view based upon certain [. . .]

That's because five out of six people convicted of federal crimes are personal friends of the president.

AvatarSwami
+ "Firings, deplatformings, and social stigma for self-expression are not always wrong. They are wrong on a case-by-case basis." I agree and disagree. I certainly think that an [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Pinky
+ I see it as the distortion from which most other distortions arise. But to your point fixing it is hard, and nothing is harder [. . .]
+ Saw a state that Trump has made a record-low number of pardons/commutations, only 36 so far -- a tenth of the usual number. Of [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird
+ The rest of us have all heard a lot of things elsewhere that have nothing to do with the subject at hand. If you want [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels
+ If there is even one shred of a silver lining to all this, it is that Trump has exposed the Republican Party as complete and [. . .]

At least re the tweet, critical steps of "charge" and "convict" seem to have been left out :^)

AvatarKazzy in reply to Swami
+ It’s a quarter-baked though, at best. But I’m always a fan of nuance. Plus, I think if we’re going to (hope to) change [. . .]
+ I've had conversations with folks who have made the claim and have seen numerous examples of people making it. Should I bother googling it? In any [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Kazzy
+ That is an interesting way to look at it. You are right it is one thing to escalate against the powerful, and another to escalate [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to InMD
+ I think this is everyone's second-favorite reform idea. It actually might be my first. But it would take a lot of political will [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird
+ You keep bringing that up when nobody makes that claim. Does it disappoint you that no one is taking the bait? Or is it enough [. . .]
AvatarInMD
+ The problem here seems less of a religious freedom v. reproductive rights and more another bullet to the list of shortcomings in our healthcare system. [. . .]

Ahem, it's possible the volume is in the rare books collection. They should ask an archivist for more information :)

AvatarBrandon Berg
+ Good news! Contraceptives are still legal, and available for purchase at a reasonable price. Reproductive choice remains safe! If you feel that the best way [. . .]
AvatarMichael Drew in reply to Chip Daniels
+ I had to fight off the urge to tweet that I felt she should reproduce a lot of what she was getting, partly to call [. . .]
AvatarKazzy in reply to JS
+ Well... There is some evidence the risk of spread from kids is much much lower. So it’s not “Fuck parents.” It’s “How do we balance [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Dark Matter
+ If and when enough of society accepts Trans, she will be forced to change her mind, shut-up, or lose sales/friends/etc. That hasn’t come yet. She's [. . .]
+ It kinda makes you wonder about Ayishat Akanbi, doesn't it? Do you think that she's merely wrong or do you think that she's an enemy agent [. . .]
AvatarJesse in reply to Jaybird
+ People disagree, which is why we're in the cultural moment we're at. Also, it's more like, things 20-100 were acceptable, and now we're working to [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Dark Matter
+ Oh balderdash. There is a real world with material facts. People indeed have different values. Their perception shapes what they believe, but when hateful zealots [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to DavidTC
+ Everyone is the hero of their own tale. Everyone thinks they're wearing a white hat. And everyone has subjects we're not rational on. Subject [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Heh, yeah, I don't want to imply the CIA was great either. Let's just say, during the Red Scare, the CIA was doing useful work while [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to DavidTC
+ There was a fascinating tale of Jame Jesus Angleton, the head of the CIA's counterintelligence operation. He became so fixated on the idea of Soviet moles [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to CJColucci
+ The absurdity of the Verona revelations was just that, that almost none of the accused Communists were actually Soviet spies or even assets. Almost all of [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to DavidTC

We are talking past each other, and the joke isn't worth the time to explain.

AvatarDavidTC in reply to Dark Matter
+ The cultural shift I’m talking about is “are we going to accept trans people”? She wasn't criticized for 'not accepting' trans people. She was [. . .]
AvatarAlison in reply to Philip H
+ Agreed. There is nothing inherently partisan about the religious freedom argument. After all RFRA was in many ways initially a liberal cause. And yet progressive [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ Huh? We're talking about transphobes that are repeating transphobic talking points, over and over, that no basis in reality. So...yes, there are people in there. The problem [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to DavidTC
+ Although the Lavendar Scare _did_ seem exceptionally bad at failing to discover the homosexuals in the higher-up positions. For example, somehow the FBI failed to [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to George Turner
+ We've know 'There were a bunch of Soviet spies' for years, and the right keeps writing articles about to supposedly justify the witchhunt, except...no one, [. . .]