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Professor, author on Russia, war, nukes, and "The Death of Expertise." Noted curmudgeon. Cat guy. Ex-GOP and Never Trumper "human scum." Views solely my own.

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People of all stripes want witnesses. It's not close. And mark my word, more will come out. They'll call it pleadin… https://t.co/2YLLZ3bnEK
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @mistressmatisse When you've explained something a billion times, you go for a more economical reminder that people… https://t.co/CLCQ6BXXfI @smotus Not exactly. @CharlesPPierce asked me who; not going there. But comrades behind the lines tell me there's p… https://t.co/uQMduGFcUx‘World’s worst cat’ up for adoption at North Carolina shelter. ‘She’s just a jerk.’ https://t.co/roOaYFzyae
Retweeted by Tom NicholsIt's impeachment week, so I'll see you tomorrow morning on @Morning_Joe. Rest up, we've got stuff to do. https://t.co/t3R5XMrdKu @russellhuegel @DerekCrimLaw It's not the only date that matters. GOP was rolling up wins - and developing a loyal… https://t.co/bso7kN06Zv @russellhuegel "since 1/20/17" is doing a lot of work here. Just stop carping and keep showing up. @caro @kittypurrzog @TitaniaMcGrath https://t.co/ZTv01IV0Dz @farcepest All those things will happen. Stop trying to panic and just show up.when’s lunch https://t.co/y5D2JJ7AYy @BlueBellBuoy (I'm not a Harvard prof. I teach in the Extension School. But thank you. 🐈) @mistressmatisse I do my best to stop out urban legends. Every time. Think of it as pro bono work.The Chief Justice should slam them in irons https://t.co/2qg7TKVNLq @MeansNefarious @stevenmc180 @alwaysaliberal Until the Democrats understand why it's important to put some daylight… https://t.co/ieoIa6kW6D"The left is again dividing into identity groups, each of which feels justified in elevating its concerns above oth… https://t.co/1tDLDXi05c @RaySuarezNews @JMoLawre I'm not talking about the FD, I'm talking about the people who thought (and still think) t… https://t.co/A6b2GOL0dCWhich is not at all cultish https://t.co/1hFMYmkHVvThose of you who followed me and @CharlesPPierce arguing yesterday about the right's sins and the left's mistakes s… https://t.co/e0fesG4Ixj @RaySuarezNews Yes, the ability to scale up without fear of government reaction was a big deal, that I admit, but j… https://t.co/v1MKaHHUuG @alwaysaliberal Where was the insult? And you know my position on this, right? Or do you just tweet as therapy? @JMoLawre @RaySuarezNews I'm always surprised at how many Americans think the government could regulate speech that… https://t.co/grFRzVg95c @RadioFreeTom “He knows some of my thoughts..” I’ve never felt sorry for John Bolton before
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @RaySuarezNews The thing was, you could always run a "response" at 3 am once a month and check that box. I'm glad R… https://t.co/tQQWFXhFBF @RaySuarezNews Welllllllll....except Rush and other talkers were already on the air. I mean, there were plenty of o… https://t.co/Nqmr3hKhYv @RaySuarezNews "The Fairness Doctrine mattered" is a cherished myth around here. @RadioFreeTom That cable is different from broadcast media is something little understood by the wider public. The… https://t.co/KdqtKNMkCc
Retweeted by Tom NicholsSir Michael Palin: "He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the comp… https://t.co/lJFBcAFPqR
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @Juror_No_144 This made me laugh. Thank you. @joshtpm It's almost like he's a mentally unstable old man who has no inner monologue and can't control the interfa… https://t.co/hrrVxR4kwtThe second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the Ame… https://t.co/BB5NAAKhmQ
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @underwhelmed04 As a legal or governmental action? No. Boycott their advertisers. All they know is money, so hit them where it hurts.The whole world knows what sort of loose screws are rattling around in Trump's head because he tweets his thoughts… https://t.co/msAvHE9ecrIgnore people who say this. They're trying to spread panic and depress turnout. https://t.co/z95eNoYMphThe 👏 Fairness👏 Doctrine 👏 would 👏 not 👏 have 👏 affected 👏 Fox 👏 News https://t.co/u0rUVdtAtY @quinncy @homemaidmama11 @simcha1972 @TomJChicago They see themselves. He's the guy who's never gonna let you put in him a home. @RadioFreeTom I’m literally beating my head against the wall. It would be so easy to beat him. He is so hated. All… https://t.co/54fpKYv3hY
Retweeted by Tom NicholsAFTER MIDNIGHT: In an extraordinary moment, Chief Justice Roberts rebukes both Trump lawyers and House managers for… https://t.co/Z47zhGui8K
Retweeted by Tom NicholsBrilliant impeachment explainer from former director of the Office of Government Ethics https://t.co/7HPt3BYZAP
Retweeted by Tom NicholsPeople who thought Trump was toast now see themselves as getting a new slot on FOX, or as a Deputy Assistant Secret… https://t.co/w9DgHlLYRqDemocrats, while you're fighting among yourselves, here's something that should worry you. The reason so many forme… https://t.co/w817bwpSENIt's fitting that only hours after John Roberts called for civility, Trump erupted in a supernova of lies and bad f… https://t.co/2PenQwJgoD
Retweeted by Tom NicholsThe greatest moment in the history of Facebook. https://t.co/XyYGuEjnNO
Retweeted by Tom Nichols🔥 https://t.co/yMSOUz5sxWMultiple chances yesterday to show independence, yet @SenatorCollins failed Maine and America again. The People's C… https://t.co/t4oeSbIO1s
Retweeted by Tom NicholsDamn. https://t.co/OuEAZaNHQv“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that i… https://t.co/GQpKjpNxha
Retweeted by Tom NicholsScene from the @EffinBirds book signing at @ScrawlBooks @aaronreynolds: What should I write Me: Oh I dunno AR: Hey… https://t.co/kpXTolcrkD
Retweeted by Tom NicholsThis is what Senate Republicans are actively supporting -- Trump here is implicitly admitting he's concealing evide… https://t.co/IGi2UyycvA
Retweeted by Tom NicholsA good listing of publications @NavalWarCollege National Security Affairs Department is at… https://t.co/KeLHufyCSe @DerekSReveron @davidgsmithphd @tjroehrig @probswithpilots @KaurinShanks @PeterDombrowsk6 @AndrewWinner7https://t.co/2mxzy5gkIq @DerekSReveron @davidgsmithphd @tjroehrig @probswithpilots @KaurinShanks "Across the street, you can meet with lead… https://t.co/0EtDaN2rhE @DerekSReveron @davidgsmithphd @tjroehrig "Just down the passageway, you can talk with @probswithpilots about The P… https://t.co/eFoQmFu2wn @DerekSReveron "Your future colleagues can assist thinking about mentorship like @davidgsmithphd and Athena Rising:… https://t.co/614QRAaXPXI will rethread @DerekSReveron's tweets here, so if you're a postdoc thinking of joining us at the National Securit… https://t.co/SA6laFAUULI'm too tired to ridicule this, so I'll just put it here and note that in a day at Davos he's called America "a dev… https://t.co/iweNRjWzJjTrump in Davos asked about US troops at #Iraq's al-Assad airbase medivaced out for concussions, possible traumatic… https://t.co/tM6pXEgXzq
Retweeted by Tom Nichols. @SenSusanCollins, do your job or Maine will find someone who will. You’re no Independent. You're protecting… https://t.co/4zeWC9aM3I
Retweeted by Tom NicholsRepublicans are voting against witnesses, documents and a fair trial because they are afraid of the truth. That’s it. That’s the Tweet.
Retweeted by Tom Nichols @CharlesPPierce @PostFactSojourn @DavidNeiwert @davidavilasilva @jwgop Did you read the fucking tweet, Charlie? https://t.co/HIWhO6UdKx @DustyClem @jordanbpeterson @KevinMKruse @joerogan I wrote a book on it and have been a guest on a couple dozen podcasts.Rules are for other people. https://t.co/nN78f0XuuM @joero3 @CharlesPPierce @davidavilasilva @jwgop You're never going to get Charlie to admit that identity as a strat… https://t.co/PrXy5mdITq @JohnJHarwood @CNN Congratulations, John. You're part of the Conspiracy now, we meet at wait, was that out loud @toxchick42 @CharlesPPierce @joshhayes51 @jwgop Don't kid yourself, the Massachusetts tag hurt Mitt. @PostFactSojourn @CharlesPPierce @DavidNeiwert @davidavilasilva @jwgop Yeah, I didn't block him for his views on na… https://t.co/gMrH8WixJB @PostFactSojourn @DavidNeiwert @CharlesPPierce @davidavilasilva @jwgop I just blocked that guy for that tweet. I ge… https://t.co/FqEC16klir @JMoLawre @joshhayes51 @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Because Trump is vulgar. Kerry spent his life trying to create a faux… https://t.co/qnAjyoDJSD @jdavereed @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Too bad you couldn't point the way to a polling station for your voters, who cons… https://t.co/3CDU9J5VUB @CharlesPPierce @joshhayes51 @jwgop "Hey, we ran a liberal from Massachusetts and got creamed in 1988." "Hmm. Stup… https://t.co/jo5zgajunf @CharlesPPierce @joshhayes51 @jwgop You ran a guy who couldn't get to 270. You had a layup against a guy who was up… https://t.co/Ddz7pSb9Cu @CharlesPPierce @DavidNeiwert @davidavilasilva @jwgop How can a man as old as you have the politics of a sophomore at Swarthmore? @CharlesPPierce @joshhayes51 @jwgop I think all Kerry had to do was start talking and he was doomed. I couldn't bel… https://t.co/IRl0vXgRlA @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Yes, those were all Republicans in the streets of Southie. @CharlesPPierce @neeratanden @davidavilasilva @jwgop Sure, after we totally wreck the joint and start crying about… https://t.co/31FU7ClTjr @joshhayes51 @CharlesPPierce @jwgop I just don't want you to keep making the same mistakes over and over. Kerry was… https://t.co/A9oAQoAM9Z @DavidNeiwert @CharlesPPierce @davidavilasilva @jwgop This is how you lose. And could lose again. @neeratanden @davidavilasilva @CharlesPPierce @jwgop He started it, Mom. @CharlesPPierce @davidavilasilva @jwgop He put himself out there at book length about why he thinks he's right. You… https://t.co/GeSDsgGfzV @davidavilasilva @joanwalsh @CharlesPPierce @jwgop The genius of both parties for decades has been to convince peop… https://t.co/kRfuFkBpgd @joanwalsh @CharlesPPierce @davidavilasilva @jwgop Well, you can all duke that out among yourselves on the left, pr… https://t.co/ChUwTrncQd @BrianTorri @CharlesPPierce @jwgop What you and others don't realize is that I worked for a Democrat for over two y… https://t.co/frUa2HSXy9 @CharlesPPierce @davidavilasilva @jwgop I was talking to the other guy, who asked what I meant. And of course you h… https://t.co/y6VXNMd8dK @BrianTorri @CharlesPPierce @jwgop (Boland gave Neal a quiet heads-up on retirement, short-circuiting the Dem field… https://t.co/ZdoQMWioxm @BrianTorri @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Or you could talk to my mom's family about how the Irish in Springfield were goi… https://t.co/IktP7q00Ae @BrianTorri @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Sure. If my father were alive, you could ask him how he felt in 1969 while Ted K… https://t.co/ERllFbfaL6 @thomassova4 @joshtpm Not sure what you're looking at, but there's only duplicate there and I'm not sure why I boug… https://t.co/omamvug92RThe problem is that a significant number of people in America hate competence and intelligence, and prefer the mook… https://t.co/V9VTBggbEe @BrianTorri @CharlesPPierce @jwgop I wish Democrats had thought to look around and think about why people who were… https://t.co/eutkNDEzvH @BrianTorri @CharlesPPierce @jwgop I'm not the guy who keeps rolling into my tweets to try to fight about Reagan an… https://t.co/8Sc7waN8Zn @davidavilasilva @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Read this. https://t.co/bpncZfqKUs @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Your party profited from it plenty. Once it was played out, they moved to a different strate… https://t.co/8lRT2DI8It @quickkickyoung @BenBernatz With an intelligence of 4, he was already -5 on the save @FregiaRuiz @CharlesPPierce @jwgop “Stop relitigating every other election” would be a good start. @R_Nwanguma93 @DavidDeLong62 Yet another stupid urban legend that I’ve had to debunk here a million times and won’t bother doing again. @windy_moon It’s not that interesting story. My family was among millions of working class white voters the Democra… https://t.co/oCEzSj6bHL @CharlesPPierce @jwgop You’re determined to cling to a fantasy that farm-state liberals and the Duke were your part… https://t.co/mf7MFOQpUJ @cassandramar @CharlesPPierce @jwgop Feel free to remind Charlie of that. @CriticalCricket @CharlesPPierce @jwgop No, no, he was a racist who was elected by racists to do racist stuff because racism was racist. @shane__lewin My advice is stop coming up with the idea that there will be significant vote tampering as a way of i… https://t.co/9ROMFUZuY5 @CharlesPPierce @jwgop If you can't remember why a lot of working-class ethnics were Republicans, and all you can… https://t.co/Sj8fKAwDB6
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