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Notes From a Dumb Southerner

Notes From a Dumb Southerner

Apparently the current president called his attorney general a “dumb southerner” and made fun of his accent. This is one of many ugly incidents reported in Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book Fear. Look, I don’t like Jeff Sessions. He is a racist, sexist, homophobic, and self-righteous little man. But “dumb southerner” is an insult too far. One of Trump’s most annoying verbal habits is that he slings broad insults rather than specific ones. Calling Sessions a “dumb southerner” implies that all (or most)…

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The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

America is engaged in a longtime, painful power struggle. Thurgood Marshall, our first African-American Supreme Court Justice, was sworn in by Justice Hugo Black, a former member of the KKK. We elevated a Klan member to the highest court in the land almost 30 years before we offered the position to a black man. And the black man’s road to confirmation was rockier. Those who opposed Marshall’s nomination to the court complained about his activist tendencies. It was okay, I…

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