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How will we explain this chapter of American history to the next generation?

Everyone suspects that, in the wake of the Thanksgiving weekend, things will get a whole lot worse on the COVID-19 front. And things are already really, really bad. [Ted Cruz was apparently wrong when he told us that we’d never hear another thing about COVID-19 after the election.] As of right now, about 90,000 Americans […]

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Woolery good. Fauci bad.

Today, the President of the United States shared a tweet claiming that the CDC and other public health officials are “lying” about COVID-19 in order to hurt his chances of winning reelection. It wasn’t clear from the tweet, which was authored by second-rate conservative conspiracy theorist Chuck Woolery, the former host of the syndicated daytime […]

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The Russian bounty hoax

Donald Trump said today that the Russian bounty story is a hoax. It is not. We know that the Russians, through Unit 29155 of the G.R.U., has been offering Taliban-linked fighters up to $100,000 for each American military member they’ve been able to kill. And, as of this evening, it looks as though we even […]

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Can we at least agree on this much?

I know we don’t agree on much, but I’d like to think that most of us can at least agree on the following two points. 1. Leaving aside to what extent it helped Donald Trump, or whether or not members of the Trump campaign encouraged its happening, I’d like to think that we can all […]

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