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Jan 9, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
I confess I'm confused by Graham and Pence's apparent attempts to thread a needle that, as far as I can tell, doesn't exist. Trump extremists engage in splitting; they don't "give you credit" for resisting impeachment (or the 25th Amendment) once you've resisted Trump in any way. Maybe they're still banking on the existence of a soft middle somewhere? Or are simply attempting to lower the temperature of the anger against them since appeasement of that kind clearly, uh, works.
Jul 29, 2020 127 tweets 34 min read
I love this photo of my mom as a little kid because she looks so ABSORBED in what she’s doing. She’s *in the moment* with that wheelbarrow, experiencing what some guy later in the century will call a state of flow Image Normally my mom looks a little sad or tormented in photos when she’s around this age. Image
Jul 10, 2020 16 tweets 3 min read
I get the longing--I even share it--but the naivete is annoying. Online pundits should know (and factor in) that social media as a "public square" where "good faith debate" happens is a thing of the past. Disagreement here happens through trolling, sea-lioning, ratios, dunks. Bad faith is the condition of the modern internet, and shitposting is the lingua franca of the online world. And not just online: A troll is president. Trolling won. Perhaps we can agree that these platforms aren't suited to the earnest exchange of big ideas.
Dec 31, 2019 25 tweets 8 min read
Just randomly picked up forty or so old issues of the Nation from the 20s and 30s and are just sitting down with them and there’s so much, wow The answer to this turned out to be my god, yes
Dec 4, 2018 15 tweets 6 min read
She spent the '60s running SHA out of her apartment, teaching DIY abortion classes and publishing The List--a kind of Yelp of ok doctors--and trying to get arrested so unjust laws would be exposed. She's 90 now. I got to profile her. Meet Pat Maginnis.… Here she is in 1963, handing out leaflets about abortion when it was still a crime to disseminate info about it. "I feel great indignation as a woman to think that women have to subject themselves to second-rate medical care for a safe, surgical procedure"
Oct 18, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
really wish somebody had done a poll like this before a lot of good outlets fired their writers to pivot to video no one seems to want only the 1% wants it! the jokes, they write themselves
Sep 20, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Charging documents say he offered a woman a ride, then strangled her unconscious and masturbated on her. He pleaded guilty to a single felony assault charge and got no jail time. I mean, why would he, prolly just horseplay… Woman has trouble breathing, goes to hospital. She's sedated and kept overnight. Doctor visits her room several times. Rapes her. She tries calling for help; nurse's button is unplugged. He's tried, found guilty. No jail time. Why would there be…