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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: If the GOP was betting on Jan. 6 going away, it is a unhealthy wager

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Newsweek:

Trump Threatens Pennsylvania State Lawmakers Resisting Election Audit: ‘Will Be Primaried’

Donald Trump lashed out Monday at two Pennsylvania Republicans who he stated are resisting an audit of the 2020 presidential election.

“Why is State Senator Jake Corman of Pennsylvania preventing so exhausting that there not be a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election Rip-off? Corman is preventing as if he have been a Radical Left Democrat, saying {that a} Forensic Audit of Pennsylvania not happen,” Trump stated in a press release.

“Why is Senator David Argall taking part in the identical recreation? Are they silly, corrupt, or naive? What’s going on?” Trump requested.

It’s not over, it’s ongoing.

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Philip Bump/WaPo:

We’re studying extra about how Trump leveraged his energy to bolster his election fantasies

He had already been impeached on allegations of utilizing federal assets for his personal political profit

The Instances report and one from CNN that centered on the identical cache of emails present two alarming components at play within the post-election Trump White Home. The primary is the demonstrated credulousness of the president of america in embracing disproved or clearly ridiculous conspiracy theories concerning the election in an effort to retain energy and/or assuage his pleasure. The second is an instantaneous employees completely keen to do the work of placing Trump’s cockamamie concepts in entrance of senior authorities officers as if they have been worthy of time or effort.

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AL.com:

Whitmire: Alabama lawmaker desires to ban crucial race principle, so I requested him what it’s

That could be a quick invoice, if not a easy one. However it didn’t reply my query: What is that this crucial race principle educators could be forbidden to show? Pringle has seen sufficient laws to know the regulation requires specificity. Many payments start by laying out their authorized definitions. How would his invoice outline crucial race principle?

“It principally teaches that sure kids are inherently unhealthy folks due to the colour of their pores and skin, interval,” Pringle stated.

That sounded very critical, certainly. Nazi-like, even. So I requested Pringle if there have been any crucial race theorists he may level to who’ve been spreading such poisonous rubbish?

“Yeah, uh, properly — I can guarantee you — I’ll should learn much more,” he stated.

I started to get the sensation that Pringle didn’t know as a lot about crucial race principle as I had hoped. Have been there different examples he may give me the place crucial race principle was being put into apply?

“These folks, after they have been doing the coaching applications — and the federal government — should you didn’t purchase into what they taught you one hundred percent, they despatched you away to a reeducation camp,” Pringle stated.

After which learn this thread:

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Anthea Butler/MSNBC:

Southern Baptist Conference 2021 presents a Trump and demanding race principle litmus take a look at

The Republican “tradition wars” playbook can be entrance and heart at this high-profile assembly of America’s largest Protestant denomination.

Regardless of the declining numbers, the SBC might very properly determine to play the race card, playing that white concern of America’s racist historical past is vital to its conservative membership. This is similar gamble GOP lawmakers are making throughout the nation, as state and nationwide lawmakers attempt to legislate college curricula.

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David Rothkopf/Each day Beast:

Right here’s What Biden’s Workforce Expects From His Assembly With Putin

Diplomats with whom I spoke additionally added that among the many heaviest diplomatic lifts of the week was the one managed by Vice President Kamala Harris throughout her journey to Mexico and Guatemala. Regardless of the superficial protection within the press, Harris arrived in Mexico after 4 years of Trump speaking about constructing a wall, deploying troops to the border, separating households, and worse. For all these caught up within the tone Harris used with an NBC reporter, let’s attempt to keep in mind that Trump raised the concept of constructing a moat full of alligators between the 2 international locations.

Within the wake of this Harris had nice conferences with the Mexican President (he referred to as them transcendent). The settlement of the Mexicans to enter right into a significant cabinet-level safety dialogue with the U.S. was a serious breakthrough. So too was Mexican settlement to assist stem the movement of refugees into the U.S., together with their participation in efforts to work with Central American governments on addressing the foundation causes of migration. Restoring funding to applications centered on these root causes and organising facilities to assist course of authorized migrants in Central America have been concrete achievements of her Central American journey. Whereas the press bought hung upon her admonition to refugees to not come illegally, it uncared for that she stated in the identical sentence that they need to pursue authorized channels of entry into the U.S.

It was a politically fraught journey that additionally concerned undoing an enormous quantity of harm inflicted by the prior administration. In that respect, what you noticed from each the president and the vp and their groups was one thing else way more vital than the assembly with any particular person world chief: A coordinated, professionally managed, goal-oriented, long-term, sensible, experienced-based, mature US international coverage being carried out.

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Ezra Klein/NY Instances:

What the Wealthy Don’t Need to Admit Concerning the Poor

The American financial system runs on poverty, or not less than the fixed risk of it. Individuals like their items low cost and their companies plentiful and the 2 of them, collectively, require a sprawling labor pressure keen to work powerful jobs at crummy wages. On the suitable, the barest glimmer of employee energy is handled as a coverage emergency, and the whip of poverty, not the lure of upper wages, is the suitable response.

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Tim Miller/Bulwark:

Get Prepared for the Shitstorm That Will Comply with the Arizona “Recount”

Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy’s plan for Arizona is similar because it was earlier than January 6.

Right this moment the revolt is ongoing and the subsequent doubtlessly violent inflection level will come within the weeks after the outcomes of the Arizona “audit” are revealed. The audit, which is being carried out by the “Cyber Ninjas” and funded not less than partly by my outdated pal Lin Wood, is ready to ship some kind of end result quickly. The state senate’s audit “liaison” Ken Bennett (congrats on the flowery title, Ken) stated that they anticipate the method will take a lot of the “rest of this month.”

Very like Trump’s 4 Seasons Complete Landscaping coup try, the Arizona audit is being ignored by Republican leaders resembling Mitch McConnell and Kevin Mccarthy, who’re not engaging on the subject publicly and privately think about it shambolic sideshow. This whereas conservative allies dismiss these of us who’re alarmed concerning the ongoing dangers to democracy.

In the meantime the entire Arizona circus is being taken lethal severely by Trump himself—he referred to as Republican pols who’re ignoring the audit “weak”—and by his radicalized supporters who nonetheless wish to “cease the steal.”

Doesn’t this all sound somewhat too acquainted?

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