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Columnist @TheWeek. Lecturer in the Critical Writing Program @Penn Author: The Theocons; The Religious Test. "Right of the left & left of the right"

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@JakeOrgan @LarryGlickman @jbouie @nils_gilman I’ll be writing my column tomorrow about this. It’ll be up on Tuesday.
7/6
2020
“Many amazing writers, journalists, and think-tankers—some young and some old, some relatively obscure and others v… https://t.co/frYoPHMuyg
Retweeted by Damon LinkerReports show that COVID-19 cases in Red states like Florida, Texas and Arizona are going up. Yet, cases are also go… https://t.co/gSE54nG1UI
Retweeted by Damon LinkerMorality demands that The Washington Post be renamed The Amazon Post.“It amounts to a refusal on the part of lots of Americans to think in terms of the social whole — of what’s best fo… https://t.co/QIzKIx5PNG
Retweeted by Damon Linker @willwilkinson Troll. @sullydish It’s crucial to recall that Trump decried “American carnage” in his inaugural address, when it didn’t ex… https://t.co/yjUgDOjOXR
Retweeted by Damon Linker @TheAlanNoble Just replied to your first tweet saying that. 😜 @TheAlanNoble Haven’t they always supported Trump for this reason? I was talking about largely secular suburbanites… https://t.co/wlLaCPQEia @BillTaggert I think that's likely, too, but think Tucker is a more likely nominee.I think such a backlash is likely, but I don't think it will help Trump, who is widely and rightly viewed as the ca… https://t.co/DXrURxPPkb @JacobHeilbrunn Anything people will let me be president of.I, too, am running for president. #2020visionThe left has its own irritable mental gestures. https://t.co/MGsCaFYzwuSo does Kanye draw more from Biden or Trump? @Brian_Riedl Every woman in my life puts “Burn” near the very top.
7/5
2020
@michelleinbklyn @kevincarey1 @nancygoldstein Same. Reality is now too ridiculous to believe.No it won’t be hilarious. It’ll be stupid, like most of the cancelling going on. https://t.co/6btg79d4KP @Yascha_Mounk I am extremely fortunate not to follow, or to be blocked by, people who are denouncing Hamilton. @Steven_Hyden Third and fourth albums are also great. IMHO. Especially #3.I hereby affirm that @DamonLinker was part of a reactionary cell that included @Yascha_Mounk, whose insincere denun… https://t.co/AnJ1XyPs7S
Retweeted by Damon Linker @conor64 “You mean he supported that nice man who has such civil conversation with EJ Dionne on NPR every Friday afternoon? My God!”“Words can have a power their authors cannot control. The Declaration's language changed nothing in Virginia, but i… https://t.co/JCnOiMkxqZ
Retweeted by Damon LinkerI denounce Yascha for failing to denounce @sapinker and @nytdavidbrooks quickly enough and with insufficient zeal. https://t.co/wdEvz4ZyBSSounds like a winner. https://t.co/xLxeTBQf54 @joelmmathis It's a very moving song. I saw the show in Philly last year with my family and had to choke back tears.
7/4
2020
Re-upping for the Fourth of July: Conceiving of the Founding in 1776 Honors America's Diversity in a Way That 161… https://t.co/K5bSqn2G0T
Retweeted by Damon LinkerAn episode from Babylon Berlin. https://t.co/zZL27I17cSExtreme 2020 energy: https://t.co/nO07cZtXzR
Retweeted by Damon Linker @joelmmathis Oy. Stay safe. Especially your wife.What's the core problem? "It amounts to a refusal on the part of lots of Americans to think in terms of....what's b… https://t.co/esDCdGAHsB
Retweeted by Damon Linker @jennfrey I honestly don’t see it. I see calls for police reform, sure. But Bernie Sanders-style economic reforms?… https://t.co/vxFJfEfsm3 @jennfrey Except that no one is asking for real change (by which I assume you mean economic change). This whole mom… https://t.co/Gx0Cw5JH67"The big, bad Orange Man is a symptom (both an effect and a cause) of a political system and national culture losin… https://t.co/oudTBSDPJA
Retweeted by Damon Linker @gobsmackled The world has caught up to my pessimism.The Washington Egalitarians @gobsmackled Plenty of room for everyone to have a list. @Steven_Hyden I'm old enough to remember Reagan getting this wrong in real time -- during his 1984 re-election campaign.Delighted to welcome the eminent Eliot Cohen and welcome back David Priess for this July 4 special B2D. https://t.co/bUJnFcJxEm
Retweeted by Damon LinkerSecond, "Five (really six) great non-corny songs about America" https://t.co/h6KjzA2KwXTwo older Fourth of July columns from me. First, "Five great movies about America" https://t.co/216mfM0W2R https://t.co/GTysACH15m @SWGoldman Of course it’s possible. We’ll see. On the other hand, it’s not like the story is wildly dissimilar from… https://t.co/n06uBdUtOfI tweeted about this piece last night. Please read this profile of Charlie Kaufman. It's simply brilliant. https://t.co/sdhvtMUBVUWe are a country having a nervous breakdown. https://t.co/1NtXfFcazc @davidrieff That's what I thought.My friend and colleague @TheWeek Noah Millman really knocks it out of the park in this deep, moving meditation on t… https://t.co/2c7uXTuU1Ohttps://t.co/98gyruEkrb https://t.co/98gyruEkrb I loved this article. It really made me think about why so many o… https://t.co/AKLgmEefRC
Retweeted by Damon LinkerCHiPs! https://t.co/o4aRp4i9JV @hamandcheese @jmooallem Yes -- fabulous.This profile of filmmaker/scriptwriter/novelist Charlie Kaufman is frigging brilliant. I've long considered Kaufm… https://t.co/sx73w3r520Either we are a nation or moral and intellectual simpletons — or the people who run the country think we are. https://t.co/bsxPfGK5Hd
7/3
2020
@dmarusic @JimSwiftDC Whatever feels right. @dmarusic @JimSwiftDC Oh. Interesting. That only bothers Republicans with female candidates. @dmarusic @JimSwiftDC And note, I’m not predicting he’ll win the White House. Just the GOP nomination. @dmarusic @JimSwiftDC For the present, probably. In four years? We’ll see. @JimSwiftDC Extremely likely.Okay, I quit. https://t.co/ozOXdcZwWV @tkdylan I’m sorry to hear that. @tkdylan FCUK. @varadmehta Maybe 14. @davidmfaris It’s like they think people’s views of the economy are entirely a function of numbers publicized by th… https://t.co/KxJ8ojlZmc @varadmehta It was the biggest book in the country for about 18 hours.Academia in the age of COVID: instead of traveling days to give a paper in front of 10 people, I can give a Zoom ta… https://t.co/h44fHdbJT4
Retweeted by Damon Linker @joelmmathis I was definitely a nerdy kid. I was also reading the NYT every morning from about age 12 on. @joelmmathis Same. Friday at 10pm eastern. @DanPostino I agree. @James_Kabala That's what lies behind my tweet.The only honest answer to this question is that you have idea at all what you would do, what you would think is rig… https://t.co/TR1Cr49TCc🚨Big News🚨 Alongside some of the world's most important writers and activists, I’m starting a new publication and… https://t.co/o5x3CHQmOG
Retweeted by Damon Linker @joelmmathis DOW-Thut, actually. @yhazony Done. @yhazony They’d better rename it “Ohio Capital City.” Anything else risks offense. @yhazony Stupid autocorrect. @yhazony When do they rename the city? @lionel_trolling What have I missed? @AliceFromQueens @ebruenig Agreed. @ebruenig Good for you. @ebruenig That’s an amazing photo.I agree it’s absurd as a campaign strategy— just another version of Trump running a base-obsessed campaign. But I t… https://t.co/HkSNEqwfzx
7/2
2020
BREAKING: Bipartisan Senate leadership rarely gets together on anything. But they have gotten together today to obj… https://t.co/rrPn3uKsKV
Retweeted by Damon LinkerThe coronavirus failures are about so much more than Trump. The virus has revealed how broken America is, writes… https://t.co/oid2YQeZxg
Retweeted by Damon Linker"The big, bad Orange Man is a symptom (both an effect and a cause) of a political system and national culture losin… https://t.co/fEopiLv8ni
Retweeted by Damon LinkerOPINION ⁦@DamonLinker⁩ “The big, bad Orange Man is a symptom (both an effect & a cause) of a political system & nat… https://t.co/hj7REkjkr2
Retweeted by Damon LinkerSobering, astute analysis from @DamonLinker in @TheWeek : Coronavirus is revealing a shattered country https://t.co/JtnCFAxzdz
Retweeted by Damon Linker @sladesr Don’t mention it! @marksjo1 When I talked to Nathan Tarcov about applying to the Committee on Social Thought, he told me I’d end up q… https://t.co/yYT2KgHSCV @robtempio Absolutely.Do I have a field? https://t.co/RcQ0ea90kQ @prchovanec There's always tomorrow! Know hope! @robtempio That's freedumb, my friend. @ayjay FWIW, I would miss you. @conor64 Best columnist in the country, no contest.The Republican Party in 2020 in one quote. https://t.co/lngDvlliP3 https://t.co/CZtNKh4HPk
Retweeted by Damon Linker @SonnyBunch That's ducking ridiculous. @sp6runderrated @varadmehta @brianros1 I will the moment they hold power and do it, or even threaten to do it, post… https://t.co/6kAHBJ7mOrSince we know that Trump's tweets aim exclusively to rally his base and troll liberals, I'm not sure why anything t… https://t.co/S9b89kNV0u @neontaster Shadi must be exhausted. It's been a long day. @DarinMilanesio @yeselson @DouthatNYT @samuelmoyn Aha. Told ya.If you want optimism, read a Hallmark card. https://t.co/HjEePCAFYS @yeselson @DouthatNYT @samuelmoyn I attribute this confluence mainly to the fact they are neighbors in New Haven.
7/1
2020

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