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Historian. Author. Professor. Budding Curmudgeon. I study the contrast between image and reality in America, especially in politics.

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Republicans lost WH in 1932 and did not win the presidency again until 1952 (needing a nonpartisan war hero). A dev… https://t.co/SvUh3Tm3RD
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)He joined a $90,000 county club while making $170,000 as a judge https://t.co/uToBqmTeyS
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)"Ending the COVID-19 pandemic"??? What? https://t.co/4AiV6WRL50
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say. https://t.co/OWMgWHOfeD
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)As a reminder in Georgia due to voter suppression efforts some folks were still in line waiting to vote at 12:01am… https://t.co/lbpVV1SuJY
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)7 days. Make each one count.
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)"Also note Justice Kavanaugh's factual errors..." https://t.co/uUgG3oU09O
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)I still have my usual existential dread about this election because in any normal country we wouldn't be obsessing… https://t.co/7Iu1sB8VCd
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)The Trump administration is fighting in federal court to block states from giving billions of dollars in emergency… https://t.co/tai31DiVsK
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)If you’re shocked that Kavanaugh would have so many errors in his lunatic writings, it helps to remember he’s not a… https://t.co/78zf5ExM7v
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Seriously, how do you vote against someone because of the behavior of their child while you support someone who pai… https://t.co/QqnqNGsJ1R
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Donald was tweeting at Obama on TV as Obama was telling him to stop tweeting at the TV. Hilarious.
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Barack Obama: "Our current president, he whines that '60 Minutes' is too tough. You think he's gonna stand up to di… https://t.co/hLSZbl4TRJ
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)I’m thinking today of the words of Rep. Elijah Cummings. At a hearing for a bill to restore voting rights, he said,… https://t.co/q1mcstYhJX
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) @drhonor This.This is embarrassing https://t.co/mRlJK0rHSW
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Now is a good time to review the approval of EVERY SINGLE JUDGE TRUMP PUT FORTH IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS with an extr… https://t.co/k2MKguPfDO
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)The lawyer’s prayer to St. Thomas More: “... stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose… https://t.co/e6ZsGztjE7
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Thread. https://t.co/M8EJ7IIABOTrump has sent more than 70 tweets and retweets already this morning. It's like he knows he's about to lose in a l… https://t.co/X3eSUBaEDZ
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)If you haven't mailed in your ballot yet, you need to drop it off in person to be certain that it gets in soon enough to be counted.
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)I'm no legal genius, but intentionally screwing up the postal service and then declaring late ballots don't count s… https://t.co/0L7n3Ghlfo
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)This. https://t.co/L1pnTsKfwRI’m thinking of Frederick Douglass’ response to the Dred Scott decision: “Such a decision cannot stand. God will b… https://t.co/41VKIn1V1t
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)When your first act after confirmation to SCOTUS is to film a campaign commercial for Donald Trump 8 days before th… https://t.co/650zwpTC9q
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)🚨🚨🚨 If you have problems voting, call this number. Non-partisan voter protection hotline. https://t.co/iRfqnq63aE
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)These dueling opinions from Kavanaugh and Kagan on mail-in ballots may be the most important story of the day: Kav… https://t.co/FwBs91mGz5
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Friends in blue states - please vote early. We need the largest popular vote margin so Trump has fewer arguments t… https://t.co/se6IE9ni6D
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)This is remarkable. The photo. The timing. The context. Justice Barrett let herself be used as a campaign ad for th… https://t.co/3znI4zmk3i
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)We must be ready for anything - massive polling error - an event changing things this week, or bad shit they do to… https://t.co/vbf6YYzcPi
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)The more you think about it, the more outwardly hackish this Kavanaugh argument reads.
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Kavanaugh shows his hand in his opinion. He is not interpreting the Constitution, but promoting the lies of Trump.… https://t.co/rDLWzEdYtX
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)In contract law, the "mailbox rule" states that the date that an acceptance is mailed (postmarked), not received, i… https://t.co/CNRjR7ptSL
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Across the pivotal northern swing states the GOP position is: — You can’t start counting ballots when they arrive… https://t.co/HjoL14rktI
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)You can't say Kavanaugh didn't warn us. https://t.co/5v2BzVgqnQ
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Barrett should be routinely requested to recuse herself. She has acted as a political partisan and made clear she has prejudged issues.
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Someone asked me this morning what happens to @ProjectLincoln when this is over. For starters, we'll see you in Ge… https://t.co/GhNFlDYb3p
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)US Postal Service on-time delivery times for First-Class Mail have dropped again — now nearly as bad as the worst p… https://t.co/jULl2cVgLq
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Justice Barrett has her own Evita moment. Telling that her new colleagues (except Clarence Thomas) did not attend… https://t.co/r31pAi2snx
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Authoritarians want you to feel demoralized, hopeless, isolated, and powerless. It is not hopeless. You are not al… https://t.co/ktVA7kv7cL
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Seems like the Today Show also just took the Trump campaign video without checking. Not everyone is as pedantic as… https://t.co/Hh4PpTqTfa
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)If there was really a big concern about ballots being counted AFTER Election Day then you’d also see those who are… https://t.co/IRwDH6qXkL
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)This isn’t surprising. Denying allegations of sexual assault was not part of Trump’s official duties, as his Justi… https://t.co/9qnvIATKtS
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Democrats should take a cue from the generation of Northern Republicans that governed in the 1860s. Expand SCOTUS,… https://t.co/4Ur8C6UukY
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Brett Kavanaugh’s stunning opinion last night should be a huge story today. It cast aspersions on mail ballots. It’… https://t.co/Ahqe20Xk5Q
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)1/ This week will see desperate attempts to block votes & corrupt the voting process. The weeks after will see the… https://t.co/sA9ZiUoRIi
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)These aren’t “differing opinions.” One justice is a vote suppressor. The other believes in democracy. https://t.co/7fYoFaa6ge
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)“If we have 100 ICU beds but only enough staff for 10, we only have 10 ICU beds.” Health officials talk about sta… https://t.co/z7OvyzhAbJ
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Actually, Senators Loeffler and McSally *weren't* elected; they were appointed (the latter after, you know, *losing… https://t.co/qdlnGTAx5B
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)A part of me thought that some very moderate Dems were bluffing a bit on court-expansion and would express far more… https://t.co/k1RtuLmgvG
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)I consider this one of the most important columns in my nearly 3 years @SatEvePost, & would love a signal boost if… https://t.co/iOlGw7b1QJ
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)NEW: An SDNY judge has just rejected the Justice Department's attempt to substitute the United States for President… https://t.co/F99ICJDQyS
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)"unexpectedly rapid technological improvement in renewables and battery technology has made clear that fossil fuels… https://t.co/96IHlsfwe3
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)We’re still tracking any issues people have voting leading up to Nov. 3. If you are noticing anything odd you think… https://t.co/LEL2hAvc27
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)No, two of those senators — McSally and Loeffler — were appointed to their seats rather than bring legitimately ele… https://t.co/yzyjJcHxsc
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)It's the middle of the night so I'll have to do a full analysis of DOJ's unsuccessful attempt to comply with Emmet… https://t.co/9PCwTPT2iL
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)First completely partisan installation of a Supreme Court justice ever. https://t.co/EXyZlc5L0d
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Markey rips GOP for support of Amy Coney Barrett: Originalism "just a fancy word for discrimination"… https://t.co/BJ25xAqCEz
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)The CDC is warning people to avoid eating Italian-style deli meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. https://t.co/HKASEX2pVy
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)One of the things the Trump people are counting on is the superspreader events he's holding this week won't generat… https://t.co/zId1TMK9xe
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)And also, Garland was a moderate. Barrett is to the right of virtually the entire court. https://t.co/G1QP0NHdOU
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)This is what Senate Republicans can accomplish in a month. Yet 145K people have died since the 2016 election from g… https://t.co/5CVrwaDfxH
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Calling the president a traitor should not be done lightly. But failing to call him one when he has betrayed the c… https://t.co/8OIX0rRNVK
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Amy Coney Barrett is so independent and unbiased she made a campaign ad for Trump a week before the election. https://t.co/0YIy6K5kaN
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)One theme running through the #SCOTUS opinions refusing to extend Wisconsin's mail-in ballot receipt deadline is th… https://t.co/jhLEA1y5Wn
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)"More than 84,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19… https://t.co/dMuFv2Uci5
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Dogwhistle for heavily-armed white supremacists to intimidate voters at the polls👇 https://t.co/whbfdgQZni
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Why did the president knowingly mislead America about the coronavirus threat?
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)I cannot emphasize enough that any conservative who thinks Bork should have been confirmed must be cool with Bork’s… https://t.co/42h7WhHa0R
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Dictators undermine the media, attack the institutions of democracy, demand loyalty over expertise, and lie to the… https://t.co/U17A23o4oC
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Don’t be deceived by lies. It’s hardly out of the ordinary to postpone calling an election until votes are counted… https://t.co/nKRV1SRz0X
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Forgotten in our anger over the confirmation of Barrett is Mitch adjourning the Senate immediately after. No Covid… https://t.co/4w4Ooqbl2u
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)“I don’t think we should be moving forward with a nominee in the last year of this president’s term. I would say th… https://t.co/7LdA1OjaNV
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Thread. https://t.co/8dStD7GObjThe GOP is simultaneously arguing that early ballots can’t be counted early—but also the only valid count is on ele… https://t.co/XpEB0dI9k6
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)indeed, not just Trump but kavanaugh too. Because the founders original intent was to end the counting process afte… https://t.co/6LYYmLlv1k
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)I would really like to see the flag not used with fascist abandon again. https://t.co/XUPQFeVS9F
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)It took the Senate 38 days after a Supreme Court justice's death to replace her. It's been 215 days since the Sena… https://t.co/0htfrzoOyO
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)This rushed confirmation is more than just a hypocritical power grab. It’s more than an effort to deny voters a sa… https://t.co/gB8lbF5OTu
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Gosh, if only there was some way to show this super secret but definitely real and very good health care plan to th… https://t.co/kyYSlc3xKu
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)These dopey controversies over Biden's positions on energy are all based on the implicit premise that the only way… https://t.co/CUHygzSyRI
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Thread. https://t.co/LF1Hll6XVY @jimmartin4 @davitydave Yes.Thinking about the time John Roberts sniffed that there is no such thing as a “Trump judge” https://t.co/JjNDVBriMV
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Kavanaugh issued what amounts to a veiled threat tonight that the court may need to block states from counting vote… https://t.co/CKUgj1uBy1
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Today was the day Republicans began executing their plan to steal this election. We have a week to stop them. Vote.
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Oh look. A Supreme Court Justice in a presidential campaign commercial. https://t.co/mo5p5MteOr
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)THIS "I really think Democrats' failure to make a bigger stink about the Bush v Gore decision is a big part of wha… https://t.co/TXHz07g3UN
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Powerful. https://t.co/ZLjkWgkidB
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Here’s Mitch McConnell on Fox News saying he thinks Amy Coney Barrett will be a “political asset” for Republican ca… https://t.co/ohdNLmUtQU
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Looks bad because she is bad. As the unnamed consultant correctly noted, she has a lifetime appointment. Zero downs… https://t.co/9qhZZAptGb
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)The first thing Justice Barrett did was to participate in a campaign event at the White House for the president, ei… https://t.co/8tR85VJpVT
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)If you live in Wisconsin, DO NOT MAIL YOUR BALLOT. Drop it off at a dropbox or vote in person. YOUR VOTE WILL NOT B… https://t.co/Q00B6Am8Qk
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)It’s genuinely terrifying that Kavanaugh wrote this passage. He is abetting Trump’s efforts to delegitimize mail ba… https://t.co/cfX48itk2D
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)It took Justice Barrett seconds to disgrace herself after being sworn in. She participated in a campaign rally at t… https://t.co/Yk270ABtry
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Thread. Important. https://t.co/fC2mOuhHj7We win South Carolina and it’s a new south, and we get a true leader in Jaime Harrison in the Senate, and McConnell… https://t.co/5oCFbodgZR
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Me to that unnamed GOP consultant: “It is beyond naive to assume that she is doing anything but showing how much sh… https://t.co/rFR1NtvPEn
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)Schatz I’m furious at what just happened. But the only thing worse than having Coney Barrett rammed down our throat… https://t.co/5hcM6gLeEe
Retweeted by Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR)To be clear: There isn't a *single* state that certifies its results *on* Election Day. When elections are called,… https://t.co/BTVoICSDzX
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