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THE REPUBLIC WE CANNOT KEEP
In his return to writing, Andrew Sullivan wove a rich longread full of joy -- America is very tolerant! -- and despair and literary reference.
The thesis: Donald Trump is an America-destroying tyrant:
TRUMP HAS DUMB DEBT PLAN, SHOCKINGLY
Dip$#%! Donald wants to renege on the U.S. debt -- you know, the money we mostly owe ourselves -- by "negotiating" a less-than-100-percent payout.
This is a stupid plan.
Such a deal would wreck Americans' retirement savings more than stick it to the Chinese, notes Brett Arends:
DUMP FACEBOOK, DON'T REGULATE IT
Reports emerged this week that Facebook's "trending" news team was biased against conservative issues.
“I’d come on shift," a former curator told Gizmodo, "and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.”
But as Republicans in Congress have started to push an official investigation, David Harsanyi argues that the conservative approach isn't government oppression; the conservative thing to do is to just quit Facebook:
The Federalist: The Senate Has No Business Investigating Facebook
A few more bites:
"'I’m not running against him. He’s doing a fine job of doing that himself,' she added. If that line sounds familiar, it should. 'I’m not running against Donald Trump' is the assertion made by those Republicans who ultimately lost to Donald Trump." - Noah Rothman on Hillary Clinton's failure to competently battle the creature that is Trump, via Commentary
"I am compelled to return the overblown series of blog posts that some wretched opportunist at HarperCollins saw fit to print, bind, and inflict on the people of the United States of America." - Neal Dewing's refusal to review Andrea Tantaros' book Tied Up in Knots, via Twitter