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1. National-Affairs Correspondent, The Nation 2. email: jeetheer1967 at gmail dot com 3. Twitter essayist 4. Profile drawing by Joe Ollmann

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No joke, but the competing Left Democratic Front of Kerala, India deserve to be part of the conversation. https://t.co/af9UtfGlfmJudge Dredd. Tough but fair. (This is a reworking of a Brian Bolland cover from 1984 that originally featured Reaga… https://t.co/TGxRZ2VUEGIt's a sign of my mental collapse but whenever I hear the word "praxis" all I can think of is that parody of Red Sc… https://t.co/RWwXzkxIbi @drvolts @benyt ?? Seth Rich was murdered in 2016.The vast majority of elected Republicans are not going to break with Trump. Which means even if he's not the nomine… https://t.co/JVdgg2zaa4The Senate is going to be a key battleground for Democrats in the coming years and Adam Jentleson is doing the best… https://t.co/w7VAuvSmRWThere's a parallel between how these institutions are acting and how the GOP is handling the violent Trumpists: in… https://t.co/KWfHmqd6xeThe smears weren't homophobic because he was singled out for being gay. They were homophobic because the people mak… https://t.co/g0L2U0FPyp @maiasz @AdamSerwer A particularly dumb firing. https://t.co/Oh1Xm0UhGNThis week alone, people were fired from the New York Times, the Niskanen Center, and Fox News for making conservati… https://t.co/FOFMhg20U9
Retweeted by Jeet HeerI wonder if the @NiskanenCenter is thinking about the reputational loss from this stupid move. I'm someone who disa… https://t.co/7J0quuejZ6The only elected officials who are going to pay a price for Trump inciting a mob to attack congress are the Republi… https://t.co/kKElZTWvUEThis is why, by the way, Democrats should have pushed for an impeachment immediately after the attack and pushed GO… https://t.co/4AQu2cbcgC @AppropriatingN2 Who was the president when America burned?This has been the pattern since 2015: Trump says or does something terrible (insults vet family, Access Hollywood t… https://t.co/ZzflXfW4tk @maxbsawicky You didn't miss much, tbh.I'm also grateful to Larry King for being the straightman that let @dannypudi shine here: https://t.co/cHHkowGw7YBefore watching this, I didn't have any strong feelings about Larry King one way or the other. Now, I mourn my fall… https://t.co/L1uRFf3I8m @AlexParkerDC @MichaelMcGough3 I'm surprised it's so low. It often felt like every movie had a King cameo. @t_lacy @bradleyrsimpson @DougHenwood Trust me, you don't want to know!She really nails the "I'm American" after the 2nd or 3rd try. https://t.co/sXnpbQdaHa @xpressivculture Sorel-curious? @lionel_trolling The point about a shared hostility towards Antifa & (especially) BLM is the tell. I'd add there is… https://t.co/EZKQ8sSPFxIt's interesting that the two major American champions of Georges Sorel were James Burnham (grand-father of the alt… https://t.co/KiLTSt0e5hReally smart thread (and also recommend the linked to article at the end). https://t.co/BOG6hjVfXU @wil_da_beast630 I just think it's a very specialized set of choices. @wil_da_beast630 75% of your categories contain black people. You might want to think about that. @IzzyDew It was a joke! @nataliesurely I've always been struck by that line -- pure ideology.Okay, I'll bite. What's a wristwatch? @naconanix @lionel_trolling Well, the Dems put a lot of faith and power in Mueller. @OnAsiaandMore @lionel_trolling Um, I've been saying this for 4 years. @lionel_trolling I think the mistake the Dems made was to see this only through prism of Russia and not Trump's lar… https://t.co/MQtOehTsyj @sookyinlee There are places in North Etobicoke where you can get 3 samosas for a dollar (or at least there used to be.) @ganeshran Fusion.I've gone there and those are good samosas, although my mom always says if you pay more than a 40 cents a samosa, y… https://t.co/oaCyfBZHK6
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Not sure how this would work. Q is not really a membership organization, but a cluster of violent & delusional idea… https://t.co/IlclYksMYt @lionel_trolling Kind of calls your Italiophilia into question. @emilynussbaum @sternbergh I do think that if we have have to have super-hero narratives (big if...) it is better f… https://t.co/gQW3zbQxyrHi everybody! What is it that we say? Personal news? I have personal news. https://t.co/6gPL8tHH5Q
Retweeted by Jeet HeerA geophysicist? I was told that QAnon didn't include any PMC. https://t.co/xrd7onZ5rA @ben_towle I'd say Toth and @xaimeh are up there. @sternbergh I can't say. It's not my cup of tea (and in general MCU isn't my cup of tea). Just speculating based on little I saw. @douglaswolk Is this separate from the Marvel book? @sternbergh Again, a guess, but I suspect it'll turn out to be a failed form of self-therapy.https://t.co/0zJRPmQvFY
Retweeted by Jeet Heer @sternbergh My guess is that Wanda has used her magical powers to create an alternative reality where she and her (… https://t.co/ypMkjXxKXx50% is a pass, I guess. https://t.co/sAe9Bn7jXS @Vinncent I feel like they're doing a good job destroying themselves.Bad news people, Ozymandias has gone QAnon. https://t.co/M2VFQtCYzs @AryehCW Wait, Ozymandias has gone Q? https://t.co/LI1nmicAF9 @OsitaNwanevu Cold War, I'd argue. @AdamSerwer Equally amazing how the impulse of American democracy towards conformism due to social pressure, someth… https://t.co/GUR42TX0pVYes he has. https://t.co/wh9MGyj82h
Retweeted by Jeet Heer @JamesSurowiecki Both factors. But there have been some non-lazy fascists (Milo) who have been deplatformed. So it's a powerful tool.Good stuff. https://t.co/1dmkONsuen @ryanlcooper @maximillian_alv That's the name that turns pathos into comedy gold.A rare chance to see ideology being created by editing in real time. https://t.co/l6U72Qa1D3Based on this anecdote, I feel like Robert Browning would have been an easy victim for a Bart Simpson phone prank. https://t.co/npiv9ISD2lGood stuff. https://t.co/ojJzVXChdIThis is something I was wrong about. I thought if Trump was deplatformed he'd find a way to get his message out thr… https://t.co/KL6Dp46Pqd @xlorentzen The third option is a separate issue, no? @alex_shephard It's usually presented as him disguising himself as his wife. Although, who knows? @alex_shephard He fled the Union army disguised with her shawl.Biden will be quaking in his boots now. https://t.co/02mjm1JQMCWith both Joe Biden and Josh Hawley citing Augustine, these are dark days for any American Pelagians. @dick_nixon I believe the kids call this "cringe," sir.I was planning to make a joke this week about how Fox will soon be arguing that Biden should be impeached for not d… https://t.co/HnluSILxkA"I'm not joking you. I never joke people. Joke people and you make enemies. That's what I always say." "You're rig… https://t.co/MXAnZazl5dNational Right to Work criticizes Biden for firing employees without sufficient cause: https://t.co/iUVF5R4Aeh
Retweeted by Jeet Heer @michaelbd "I'd tell her, too," said the count. "I'm not joking you. I never joke people. Joke people and you make… https://t.co/NqW0IDKONiAs a wise centrist committed to preserving civility and norms, I'm ready to sanction the two extremes, both those w… https://t.co/LcRol3zDsz @CoreyRobin @herr_naphta @AliceFromQueens This is a minority position among confederates, most of whom justified su… https://t.co/CWwqt9GLR5 @MattBruenig @NiskanenCenter There's only one think tank that understands free speech.This sorry episode does illustrate the deep flaw of the entire Niskanen Center project. Fetishizing civility as the… https://t.co/Ys5VfqDWiw
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@atossaaraxia That's true but there are some truths best left unspoken.This is a completely ridiculous move on the part of Niskanen Center. The intent of Wilkinson's tweet was clearly ir… https://t.co/O00dIn1NMw @herr_naphta @AliceFromQueens Nope, all the actual political leaders of the confederacy justified their action by s… https://t.co/C91mNeTaVT @AliceFromQueens So we agree that when people say they believe in the constitution, we shouldn't take them at their… https://t.co/AFc9IKHNvB @AliceFromQueens Did the Confederates denounce the Bill of Rights or did they say they were defending the Constitut… https://t.co/Yx1Egg4aZwGoing out on a limb I'd say people who think Hollywood and the Democratic Party are run by Satan worshipping pedoph… https://t.co/3hKcJjjn0T @KerbyTsxventure It's all on tape dude @RonaldR06512437 It's all on tape dude. The whole world saw it.Sure, except for the time he incited a mob that killed a cop. https://t.co/Ak4Ni3wY4kThis leans heavily on the "P" in "WASP" https://t.co/eENyQO4sbd @lionel_trolling Après moi, le déluge. @SWGoldman I take the point that there is a hard line between people definitely seen as not-white (Blacks, Asians,… https://t.co/TWfmdTb0Jc"... a new birth of freedom, and that government of the normies, by the normies, for the normies, shall not perish from the earth." @SWGoldman Real estate covenants restricting Jewish ownership was pretty pervasive till post-WWII, along with conco… https://t.co/kjMVIb9fe9 @attackerman Great news!When there is a full investigation of Jan. 6, this might turn out to be a key part of the story. https://t.co/vd5gx8zuWI @michaelbd The KHive is a mysterious force. I wish someone would analyze it.Good stuff. Purge the Trumpists right away. https://t.co/i6PNXS9x9T @KerryHowley @jtlevy That's what makes me cautiously optimistic -- that we're in for years of renewed congressional… https://t.co/CJ3gazxwFP @reldred79 @lionel_trolling Just as well since the one he composed was bad. "The Gift Outright" was a good substitute.This guy's parents literally hated the America of Eisenhower/JFK/LBJ so much they moved to fascist Spain, which the… https://t.co/lCBSZ9gHaP @lionel_trolling Definitely the best inaugural poem ever. I mean Frost's was super-cringe. This one was good.The normies have won. https://t.co/JrTaz5bkLU @jennyschuessler @Clarkivist There's probably a good piece to be done about the challenges historians are going to… https://t.co/jZfaukKhMb
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Sad moment for Sean Wilentz, bittersweet for Arthur Schlesinger Jr. https://t.co/HIJRRb8j4N
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