Professor, author of "Our Own Worst Enemy." Curmudgeon. Cat guy. Democracy enthusiast, defender of experts. Contributing Writer, @TheAtlantic.

Newport, RI
Joined January 2012
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I am watching Hannity right now and it is a stream of consciousness, mad Libs, fill in the blank, ramble that everything is bad and it’s all Joe Biden’s fault and then an appearance by special guest Peter Navarro this literally can smooth the brains of otherwise healthy people
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Inspired by @StevenTDennis, here's an entry from #FridayNightFalloutZillow "Spectacle Island: Vault Style! This elevated clinic/ cafeteria / living area is conveniently located near the route to Warwick Homestead. Multiple laser and missile turrets, and full Vault-Tec power!"
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Next time Bond tries to ski his ass out of Piz Gloria, he's dead before he gets out of the gate
Replying to @StevenTDennis
Does your megamansion have its own snowplow and fleet of snowmobiles? Didn't think so! #FridayNightZillow
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@RadioFreeTom friend sent me this from her flight and I had to share w you:
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Doug effing Flutie is dead to me. The pass to Phalen or no. No excuse for a Massachusetts boy to be involved with this clown show
Trump is hosting a fundraiser for Senate candidate @HerschelWalker in Florida with several sports figures serving as honorary hosts including Tom Glavine, Doug Flutie and … Ric Flair. #gapol #gasen
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The same distinction applies to Nazi references. It's potentially reasonable to say "This is a tactic the Nazis used." It's quite different to say "This is just like Nazi Germany."
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You can say something reflects a mentality typical of the Cultural Revolution. Hell, there’s plenty of that going around. But that’s a somewhat different thing than saying "This is just like the Cultural Revolution."
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This is what I mean when I say that more education isn't the answer. You can teach all the civics classes you want, but when a U.S. congressman shows up and says "defy the public health orders of our state government," long lectures about Federalist 41 aren't really the issue.
This fucking guy: Rep. Good encourages Rappahannock students to shed masks at school and rise up in opposition to mandates rappnews.com/news/schools/re… via @rappnews
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This is such a betrayal of fellow officers, many of whom were injured or pelted with racist vitriol, and some of whom are dead… it’s actually, genuinely shocking.
BREAKING: A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter's involvement in January’s insurrection. apne.ws/JiWFkfh
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How many times do I have to tell @StevenTDennis that I'm not willing to sell at any price. I mean, where would I keep my sword and axe collection
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Sharing this Rhode Island home for two reasons: 1) PROPER TELEVISION PLACEMENT. 2) And, oh, the axes and swords everywhere. $1.275M. Nice house. #FridayNightZillow zillow.com/homedetails/340-S…
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Thanksgiving! Who is writing these contempt charges, Susan Collins? The fuck.
The House is going to move quickly on a floor vote holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress — a vote that will definitely happen before Thanksgiving politico.com/minutes/congres…
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The Kennedy administration called it a “quarantine,” but it was a blockade
@Jeopardy to the 1962 parameter around Cuba. Wouldn't that have been called a quarantine since blockade is technically an act of war?
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.@RadioFreeTom: "Now you have people basically saying you have to shut down the marketplace of ideas. You have to destroy the universities. You have to implement censorship." #TheReidOut #reiders
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The insurrectionist party.
At the rally last night for GOP VA Gov candidate Glenn Youngkin, they said the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ to a flag that was carried during the insurrection on Jan 6, as if it was sacred or something.
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