Adam Servianski

Adam Servianski

Senior Editor, @TheAtlantic

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@svdate  @MikeGrunwaldI  don't think it changes anything on the stimulus. But birtherism doesn't elect his successor without Obama getting elected to begin with.

I’ve lived in Texas for almost two years now and one thing it has really made clear is the misleading reductionism of “red state” and “blue state,” a heuristic that has utility for describing governance but little for describing people who live in those places.

Please don’t do the “oh you just figured that out,” thing, obviously not, I am referring to how this experience has driven that point home.

Texas is, by design, one of the lowest turnout states in the nation. But that is changing.

looking forward to doing tv hits with my prestigious bookshelf filled with omnibuses of star wars comics behind me

Enjoyed this thoughtful meditation on totalitarianism and freedom I received in my inbox.

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@JasonAbbruzzese  A lot of my maga hate mail is written like this. They think that this way, you’ll see what they are saying even if you don’t open the email.

Many of the conservatives I have known really thought it was about fiscal restraint and limited government because that’s what they care about, but that was never what animated the masses of GOP voters.

And in case it’s not clear, American history shows progressivism is not *inherently* anti-racist, and is hardly immune to a disconnect between its masses and its intellectuals. The nature of the coalition a movement answers to is what matters.


Some people out here who think police murdering a black 12 year old with a toy gun is justified suddenly get really into forgiveness and grace when a white teen loses his chance go to Harvard.

When they say they’re willing to die for the economy what they mean is they’re willing to let you die for the economy.

The question is now: how many Republican officials were profiting off their secret foreknowledge of a mass casualty event while the president and his propaganda network were assuring everyone that the coronavirus was “contained?”

Watching the Roy Moore re-endorsements I'm reminded of the many, many times I've seen white people on cable news arguing black culture is excessively tolerant of criminal behavior.

“I’m voting for the tax cuts not the racism” isn’t a thing. It’s a package deal.

"You don't have freedom of speech at your job", is weird for an admin arguing businesses can refuse gay customers on free speech grounds

I personally saw Ferguson police use crushing force against protesters for much less than what the Nazis in Charlottesville are doing today.

White people insisting their European ancestors came “legally” during a period where the US had open borders and didnt even require immigrants to learn english is one of the dumbest and most harmful myths guiding our current politics.

Robert E. Lee was a traitor, a brute and a slaver who wouldn't even trade black union soldiers taken prisoner for the lives of his own men because he saw black people as property to be owned.

It's telling that resentment towards wealth in sports is always directed at black athletes and not the vastly wealthier franchise owners.