Greg Sargent

Greg Sargent


Columnist for Washington Post Opinions.

This confusion is being caused by the DeSantis administration. Recent guidance tells school librarians that if they "would not be comfortable" reading something aloud, it probably should be removed. That's meant to "scare" librarians, this rep tells me:

@petestrzok  Don't let the House GOP propaganda committee win by gaslighting voters into thinking all congressional probes are political. Dems need to show that the Barr/Durham abuses were very real *and* that oversight of them can be performed in good faith:

@IlhanMN  The GOP case for kicking Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee is very weak. I went through some of the details of the GOP resolution here: https://

Ginni Thomas "sought to annihilate" the "democratic aspirations" of "81 million Americans." Her "deep MAGA mindset" thrives on "victimhood, denial, whataboutism, resentment, lies." Great close reading of her testimony to the 1/6 committee by @fdwilkinson 

The vagueness is the point. It's meant to make educators feel on thin ice, perpetually fearful of violating antiwoke orthodoxy. This invites more complains from parents and encourages them to see plots to indoctrinate their children around every corner:

Funny moment captured by @Milbank : Kevin McCarthy tries to look tough and confrontational by demanding that *Biden* name the spending cuts that will get Rs to drop their debt limit extortion. Special bonus clowning on the bungled language. @PostOpinions 

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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*

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:

Don't overlook this. Trump's Ohio rally was unhinged, but he also delivered a clear message: He fully expects a GOP Congress to shut down any/all investigations into him. The bargain with the GOP is this: I give you my base, you place me above the law.

1) This is extraordinary. Sinclair is now reportedly requiring dozens of local stations to air a segment that defends the tear-gassing of migrants and describes them as an “invasion of our country.” I’m not sure we’ve figured out how to conceptualize this adequately. *THREAD*

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:

Shockingly, Elon Musk's strategy of berating and coercing private companies into handing over advertising revenues, rather than making Twitter attractive to them, appears to be backfiring in remarkable new ways, according to the Financial Times:

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This is really something. @RepAdamSchiff  said on CBS today that the Director of National Intelligence has told the Intel Committee that he was instructed not to turn over the whistleblower's complaint by a "higher authority":

No more euphemisms. Say it clearly: These Trumpist candidates for governor and secretary of state are running on a vow to ensure that as long as they have control over elections, no Democrat will ever win a presidential election in their state again.

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