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Dems and the Folly of Micromanaging the Trump Spectacle

Josh Marshall Talking Points Memo
What is going to stop ex-President Trump from returning to the White House is voters refusing to vote for him. Indictments and prosecutions can play a role in that inasmuch as they are the society communicating to itself what is okay and what is not. They can play a role in shaping public opinion but they are no replacement for an election.

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On the Frontline of the Meme Wars

Mary Fitzgerald Prospect
This book, writes reviewer Fitzgerald, is a "rigorous, meticulously detailed narrative of how right-wing internet subcultures came to dominate US media and politics—and 'memed' Trump into office."
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