Greg Sargent

Greg Sargent


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Until Republicans fully admit to these three things, they can't participate in a genuine accounting: * Insurrection was incited by Trump * Rioters were inspired by lies that Republicans themselves fueled * Biggest radical threat is right wing extremism

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The next phase of Biden's plan, the caregiving phase, will include another $1 trillion in spending. This draws heavily on core insights of progressive economics, which is why I think @DouthatNYT  is off in claiming Biden is primarily repurposing Trumpism:

It's notable that both Tucker and Marjorie Greene responded to the Chauvin verdict with wildly crazy hyperbole about BLM pushing US cities into collapse. Irrevocable detachment from reality in depicting the leftist threat justifies anything in response:

The United Mine Workers' announcement that they're open to transitioning to a green economy is a big deal. It raises the prospect of giving working people a stake in a green future. We talked to a union official about the challenges here, which are brutal:

@jbview  I think the right balance here is that we need to get more comfortable with the idea that a party can argue for things out of a genuine believe that they're in the national interest even if they're also beneficial to the party. 1/

Question, @jayrosen_nyu  @brianbeutler  @jonathanalter  et al. Isn't this a problem? Shouldn't we (and the press) be pressing harder on this core question?

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This is a huge tell. A GOP strategist tells Bloomberg that Senate Republicans don't want a big stimulus bill now because they want to pivot hard to austerity under a Biden presidency, which could cripple it. No wonder McConnell is laughing. New piece:

McConnell's vow of a rigged trial gives Dems an opening. They can try to force votes on fairer rules, and call for admission of new evidence, putting vulnerable Rs in a tough spot. Expert@mollyereynolds  helps explain the process. @paulwaldman1  and me:

NEW: All the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee just wrote a letter to Vice President Pence, urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump:

It's time for news organizations to cover Trump's current moves as an effort to steal the election. No more euphemisms. That's what they're doing. And no, the fact that it is not going to work doesn't give you an escape clause from describing it clearly and accurately.

Holy crap. This is from the new DHS whistleblower complaint. He says he was ordered to "modify" a threat assessment, particularly "the section on White Supremacy" to make "the threat appear less severe," and "include information on the prominence of violent 'left-wing' groups."

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1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency. Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.” Trump is engaged in *disinformation.* This is a different thing entirely. *THREAD*

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