Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


Reading Time: 3 minutes
The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

Don’t Let ‘Em Gaslight You: Ukraine Scandal and Impeachment, Edition


Reading Time: 6 minutes
Holy mother this is your Sunday deep dive news read. The Mother of All Explainers! How does the Ol’ Pussy Grabber turn so many otherwise sober rational people to his twisted conspiracy-driven paranoid interpretation of the world? In other words, how does gaslighting work? Why are human beings so vulnerable to it? And, most importantly, how do we resist it? I explain it all right here in six minutes.

What the Dangerous Lack of Trump’s Expertise Tells Us About Removing Him From Office


Trump likes to boast that he is the very model of a modern stable genius. In other words, he thinks he knows everything, an expert in everything. He has absolute confidence in his thoughts and cannot learn from mistakes. But, he’s not an expert. He is the worst of the dilettantes. Experts have an entire arsenal of knowledge, experience, and tools at their disposal. Everyone else has a hammer and if hammering it don’t work, we’ll just carry on and hammer some more. Trump’s hammer is chaotic fighting over crises he’s conjured.