Russia is losing the long war.
Wee bit off topic, but one of the idiots - Cawthorne - is gone. Not that the person who won is so great, but take what we can.
Charlie, I really appreciate the many units of punditry I’ve heard you use, of which cornucopia is my fave.
Re D'Souza, he does what he does for the money. As Mencken said, no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. D'Souza is working the corollary whether anyone could go broke underestimating the credulousness of the American people.
An undergrad degree from Dartmouth does not entitle the diploma holder intellectual credence to demean degrees from well established institutes of higher education. Assuming he believes any of the drivel he is spouting, he is devoid of intellectual integrity. Intelligence does not equate wisdom.
Where was Elise Stinkpot and the rest of the dimwitted morons of the republican party when St Ronnie Raygun gave amnesty to 6 million illegal immigrants back in 1986? Oh wait, she was all of six or eight years old and knows not of which she speaks.
Americans don't recall that it was their Canadian subsidiary that opened the door for McDonald's to enter Russia. Akin to Nixon's ping pong diplomacy, it was hockey that kept the then Soviets and Canadian governments talking, which eventually opened that door.
Are there any sane Rs running in PA? Is there anyone a sane R can vote for?
Proud of Amanda! I’m also a blue collar girl from a tiny mountain town who worked her way through a state college. I’ve managed to be fairly successful. Dinesh sounds like an…elitist.
Good newsletter today. Thanks for the NATO maps. Never realized their growth if so many countries in past 30 years.
I propose we stop calling it the Great Replacement Theory and call it what it actually is: the White Replacement Theory.
On everything after the Russia lede--can Bulwark PLEASE drop the "Dems are messing up" stuff and just get to the logical consequence of its reporting: shout from the rooftops every day that no one should vote for any Republican, at any level (possible exception Liz Cheney, but certainly not Dan Crenshaw), no matter how bad or "extreme" the Democrats act. The country's survival is at stake.
I'm old enough to remember when the Right got super-duper mad at SNL for making fun of Crenshaw's eye-patch.
I'd love to see the calculus Stafinck used to come up with 11 million immigrants the Dems are smuggling in for voting.
Also, the Ding-of-Bat obviously doesn't realize that states (most controlled by ReTrumplican'ts) determine voting eligibility, not the federal government.
The deadly behavior of one more paranoid lunatic seems to have more to do with the unprecedented widespread enabling of violent fantasies, social isolation and the breakdown of mental health treatment in this country than any policy agenda.
That said, fear of immigrants runs in generational cycles. The 1924 legislation - strongly supported by American labor - severely restricted the entry of non-Nordic persons. Not coincidentally, labor, freed from low wage competition, enjoyed its golden age in succeeding decades. After forty years, 1965 legislation loosened the barriers. So here we are again.
"Replacement" theory was simultaneously bolstered by the "minority majority" rhetoric pushed by liberals like John Judis and Ruy Teixeira. Now that it has percolated into the general population, it seems to have outlived its objective validity, but not its emotional impact.
The deeper truth is that human nature can tolerate only so much "diversity." It is risky to rely entirely on imported foreigners to sustain a population, lest the native born become dangerously alienated from their own society. That's why the low birth rate in the West is problematic and needs to be addressed. Ironically, politicians on the Right (not least the Right to Life movement) seem loath to support a safety net that might help to do so.
But as I suggested, that doesn't explain the extreme pathology. After all, Tucker Carlson doesn't urge teenagers to shoot up schools, but they do it just the same.
Grossman's article was trash, in my opinion. It completely ignores how Twitter has actively put its thumb on the scale on a number of issues to an extraordinary degree. He may have his own views on the gender debate, for example, if they align with Twitter he is allowed to voice them. If they don't they are banned. Twitter richly deserves this happening to them, and if it also offends uninformed scolds like Grossman, then even better.
Amanda is a real character, love her. And time for her to come on show again???