Molly Ball

Molly Ball


Politics writer for The Atlantic. I'm not going to argue with you on Twitter. molly@theatlantic.com

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Farewell, Donald Trump - the president so nice they impeached him twice.

@Olivianuzzi  As my beloved aunt, an unemployed chain smoker with a master's in classics, used to say, "Honey, the only good language is a dead language. "

I wrote about today and what it means for the GOP:

I just did not think of us as a seafaring people! So cool!

Gonna be weird to have a presidential speech bingo card that consists of saints and Irish poets instead of insults and lies.

@swin24  This is an earnest question - I'd like to know what people think he achieved, given the general consensus that the federal response was a total failure

Jerry Brown becoming a sort of gnostic political sage in retirement is both predictable and delightful (via @ShaneGoldmacher )

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@ShaneGoldmacher  When I interviewed Brown for my Pelosi biography, I asked him what he thinks drives her. His answer began, "Well, our outward lives are a manifestation of our inward being... "

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The amazing thing about "it might have been antifa" is that Trump literally summoned these people to DC, spoke at their event, offered to walk them over to the Capitol and then praised them afterward.

This is Patricia Gaines, whose father, a liberal minister, was driven out of Selma in 1961 by Klansmen on horseback. She went back to Selma for the first time today to drive black voters to the polls.

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These are the talking points the White House sent out to Republicans in Congress tonight: "The President was entirely correct."

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The GOP is in quite a pickle today. You might even call it... ...the Art of the Dill.

My God. Maybe the whole Trump "movement" has been an antifa false flag operation! Impressive they kept up the ruse this long.

Trump should know better than anyone that you don't have to own something for your name to be on it, right?

A bunch of convention cops & security guys came into the hall to listen to Michelle's speech. They stood, riveted, at the top of the stairs.

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