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Why are likely Jan 6 defendants so nonchalant about going to prison?

I’ve spent some time thinking about this. Among some quick and easy answers: They don’t fully understand what they’re facing, because… They are appallingly ignorant about our history, our laws, our prosecutorial agencies such as the DOJ, and our conventions. … Continue reading

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Texas. It’s always Texas. So why is there some good news out there?

Today, Mimi Swartz, the estimable Texas journalist, published an incisive opinion piece in the Times. She lays out the surreal realities of Texas politics and politicians, the reason why I find myself frequently muttering, “Texas. It’s always Texas.” For me, … Continue reading

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Hey, what’s new(s)?

It’s dismaying to read so many comments by hyper-smart people, some of them specialists in analyzing the news media, criticizing, even screaming over, how news media report…the news. Headlines are a particular source of their irritation. Given the very few … Continue reading

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