“The Zephyr Song” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Fly away on my zephyr. I feel it more than ever. And in this perfect weather, we’ll find a place together.”

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Right-Wing Militias are Preparing for Civil War

“Some writers popular on the militant right had been warning that wars don’t always start with a clear, decisive event—an attack, a coup, an invasion—and that you might not realize you’re in one until it’s underway.”

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“No Depression” by Uncle Tupelo

“I’m going where there’s no depression, to a better land that’s free from care. I’ll leave this world of toil and trouble. My home’s in heaven, I’m going there.”

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Trump Lost in the Real World, But Not in Trumpland

“The election is over. But pro-Trump media outlets are helping Trump spin the narrative that it isn’t.”

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The Census, Gerrymandering, and The 2020 Election: A Republican Win

“Every 10 years, after the census, congressional and state legislature districts are redrawn to account for population changes. This gives whoever is drawing the maps the power to maximize the number of districts that favor their party — a tactic known as gerrymandering.”

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Tucker Carlson Is Not A Credible Source For News

Tucker Carlson is not a credible source for news. Fox News and a US Federal District Court Judge appointed by Donald Trump agree.

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The Changing Republican Party

This collapse of a major political party as a moral governing force is unlike anything we have seen in modern American politics.

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Identity Politics is Not Going Away

What we know now is that there are two Americas separated by very different visions of both the present and the future. Trump’s America is angry and in a mood to keep tearing down the institutions it feels have turned against it. Biden’s country is aghast that there are people who don’t see the very different future it does.

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Stop the Count!

Donald Trump’s call to stop the counting of votes and his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud are an attack on democracy.

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Trump Is A Liar and Far Too Many People Don’t Care

Dishonesty has been a defining hallmark of the Trump presidency. The sheer volume of untruths, both petty and profound, has been cataloged and quantified time and again, the subject of a shelf full of books and endless hand-wringing over the “post-truth” world.

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