There are reasons to hate this website.
Twitter is a great leveler and can get interesting people in conversation. but the herd mentality and the cyber snark and psuedo-bullying is just a turnoff. I can take it, but it's not pleasant and some days not worth it.
And some days I'm just plain resentful that I and millions of others produce content of value to other people for the profit of Twitter, and with a fair amount of aggravation along the way.
Kind of reminds me when the early @HuffPost was hounding me to produce election-related content for no compensation.
Except @huffpost had a comments section that one could ignore when not in the mood but @Twitter *is* the comments section come to life.

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More from @rickhasen

7 Jan
My new oped in the @nytimes: "We must not succumb to despair or indifference. It won’t be easy, but there is a path forward if we begin acting now, together, to shore up our fragile election ecosystem."…
Let’s begin by reviewing some of the key problems. Those who administer elections have faced threats of violence and harassment. One in four election administrators say that they plan to retire before 2024.
Republican election and elected officials who stood up to Mr. Trump’s attempt to rig the 2020 vote count are being pushed out or challenged for their jobs in primaries by people embracing Mr. Trump’s false claims, like Representative Jody Hice.
Read 23 tweets
3 Jan
And the way to think about January 6 is not what it meant for then but about the lessons it teaches for election subversion next time, as i lay out in this @harvlrev Forum forthcoming article:…
@HarvLRev Josh, you should spend time as I have talking to people like @LarryDiamond Steve Levitsky, Gretchen Helmke, who study how democracies become authoritarian countries. The danger signs are all here.
Read 4 tweets
28 Dec 21
I wrote five opeds and commentaries in 2021 about the risk of election subversion and what we need to do to help preserve American democracy from the risk of a stolen presidential election in 2024. It started with this pre-Jan 6 @theatlantic piece:…
On January 11, I wrote @slate The Only Way to Save American Democracy Now…
Then, in the @LATimes I wrote Election Law Can’t Protect American Democracy If Our Representatives are Lawless…
Read 12 tweets
22 Oct 21
The headline here is John Eastman is backpedaling because he's losing and he was caught in still more lies in the National Review interview.
And Eastman's whole point is preposterous: he put "crazy" wrong theories in a legal memo from him to be distributed to others, without even noting that the arguments are weak or don't represent his own views? No respectable lawyer does that in giving legal advice.
And even now Eastman hedges, saying the issue of the VP's authority to unilaterally reject electoral votes is not "resolved." Absurd and dangerous.
Read 8 tweets
27 Sep 21
The risk of election subversion and a stolen election in 2024 became a national story last week, even though the issue isn't new (I wrote about the danger in @nytimes back in April)…
Here's why I think it's starting to resonate and where we go from here. /1
First, we had the release of the @costareports @realBobWoodward book peril, with revelations about the Eastman memo that literally directed VP Pence how he could simply steal the election for Trump. /2
This was followed by @CNN obtaining first a two page draft of the Eastman memo, and then Eastman himself (!) giving CNN a six page version that made him look even worse. /3
Read 22 tweets
23 Sep 21
I wrote @slate about how @Fedsoc is trying to play it both ways here. They won't confirm or deny if Eastman remains head of one of their practice groups, even as they continue to list him as a contributor. It's despicable.…
Here's the relevant bit on @Fedsoc's relationship with John Eastman.
I've spoken at many @FedSoc events, and I'm listed as a "contributor" on their page.…. They often bring a liberal onto their panels for a better discussion.But I won't ever speak at another FedSoc event again while Eastman remains a member in good standing.
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