Sunday, January 31, 2021

Recommended readings

Cults


"Anyone storming the Capitol who thought that Pence was a traitor and Pelosi satanic, and felt they were fully justified in using violence, even against police officers — such complete and blind devotion is classic cult behavior."

"Steven Hassan, who has studied cults for decades, says the most ardent Trump believers need help liberating themselves."  By Steve Nadis Boston Sunday Globe, 1-31-2021

https://edition.pagesuite.com/popovers/dynamic_article_popover.aspx?artguid=6a41d439-1b30-4540-a6a8-41dbaf353b7d&appid=1165


Conspiracy Theories

“Arm yourself against conspiracy theories There are basic ways to distinguish the plausible from the far-fetched.”  By Scot Lehigh, Globe Columnist, Boston Globe, 1-29-2021

https://edition.pagesuite.com/popovers/dynamic_article_popover.aspx?artguid=a70a1e24-6d34-459e-915c-46aeb1434681&appid=1165

 

The Filibuster

 

 

The definitive case for ending the filibuster.   Every argument for the filibuster, considered and debunked.

@ezraklein

https://www.vox.com/21424582/filibuster-joe-biden-2020-senate-democrats-abolish-trump

 

 

Once Warnock and Ossoff take their seats, the Democratic half of the Senate will represent 41,549,808 more people than the Republican half.”

"America’s anti-democratic Senate, in one number 41,549,808" 

https://www.vox.com/2021/1/6/22215728/senate-anti-democratic-one-number-raphael-warnock-jon-ossoff-georgia-runoffs

 

Republican Party 

It Was All A Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump 

by Stuart Stevens, Penguin Random House, 2020

 

 

 

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