The Republican Party’s Motivated Reasoning
Chris Deaton on persuasion when people don't want to listen.
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CHRIS DEATON: How do you persuade people who won’t believe anything except for what they want to hear?
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Tim and Charlie Sykes discuss new reports about the military's fear of a Trumpist Coup; the Bucks' playoff run; Olivia Rodrigo's White House visit; and why we should care about Ethiopia.
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In Today’s Bulwark...
TIM MILLER: The world seems indifferent to the war, famine, and ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia. The United States shouldn't be.
BRIAN KAREM: “Rather than competing for consumers,” big companies “are consuming their competitors.”
SONNY BUNCH: On the trickster god’s cosmic penance.
OLIVIA TROYE: It's not about “election integrity”—here’s how you can tell.
Inflation, cars, and chips. An interesting read at the NY Times. We rented a minivan a few weeks back for our family trip to Columbus and St. Louis, and the cost to rent for 10 days was literally 1/10th of its MSRP. We were lucky to get a family discount because a relative works for a rental car company, but that is just a glimpse into how insane things are. People are renting U-Hauls in Hawaii instead of cars. It’s nuts.
Shot / Chaser / Chaser
It’s like they’re good at staying consistent on messaging or something. Is this competency?
Inside the White House Press Corps.
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