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We Are Being Played - Caitlin Johnstone
What are the results of this viral op-ed everyone's talking about? So far it's a bunch of Democratic partisans making a lot of excited whooping noises, and Trump loyalists feeling completely vindicated in the belief that all of their conspiracy theories have been proven correct. Many rank-and-file Trump haters are feeling a little more relaxed and complacent knowing that there are a bunch of McCain-loving "adults in the room" taking care of everything, and many rank-and-file Trump supporters are more convinced than ever that Donald Trump is a brave populist hero leading a covert 4-D chess insurgency against the Deep State. In other words, everyone's been herded into their respective partisan stables and trusting the narratives that they are being fed there.

by generic on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 at 06:56:54 AM EST
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There is nothing in the NYT's anonymous op-ed that isn't in published excerpt of Bob Woodward's book Fear. Therefore there is no real journalistic reason for the NYT to publish that op-ed anonymously.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 at 01:27:27 PM EST
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So the Troll-in-Chief got comprehensively trolled. Good. Fear and loathing in the White House.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 at 02:20:06 PM EST
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