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Tom Nichols
Professor, author on Russia, war, nukes, and "The Death of Expertise." Noted curmudgeon. Anti-populist. Ex-GOP. Cat guy. Views solely my own.
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Tom Nichols 3h
Also, I'll just call bullshit on that statistic without even looking, since I assume it's lower in Scandinavia.
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Tom Nichols 3h
Well, if the new government gets its way on vaccinations, they'll catch right up
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Tom Nichols 3h
It wasn't a "nonpartisan" magazine.
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Tom Nichols 4h
It wasn’t an article about how liberals viewed the magazine.
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Tom Nichols 6h
Replying to @dianesbaker1
If they had the courage to do that, they wouldn't be shilling for populists.
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Tom Nichols 6h
I can't defend Carlson, because he clearly made a business decision to fleece Rube Nation, but my point is: cherry-picking guys from 20 years ago and saying they're charlatans now isn't a fair reading of a magazine.
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Tom Nichols 6h
I read every issue from the first. Find me any opinion magazine that bats 1000. It was a group of writers that didn't even agree with *each other*, and if you're going to do this with TWS, better apply that same standard to liberal journals, too.
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Tom Nichols 6h
Replying to @CharlesPPierce
It would have been less offensive if the reason was just money. That, at least, you can sort of understand as a bottom-line business thing. This is just the dumbing down of everything.
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Tom Nichols 6h
Replying to @DanielSamanez
Lord no. I see her as young, politically underinformed, and infatuated with socialist terms and ideas without really understanding them.
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Tom Nichols 6h
Not if I can help it
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Tom Nichols 6h
Replying to @joanwalsh
My Iowa field operation is getting underway a bit slower than I expected, but there's time
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Tom Nichols 6h
When educated, knowledgeable people defend populism, they are almost always doing so out of fear of the mob rather than conviction. Not how quickly they adopt inane populist solutions when the mob growls, and how quickly they abandon those same ideas when things quiet down again.
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Tom Nichols 6h
Also, becoming increasingly clear that the Weekly Standard didn't "go" out of business, it was *put* out of business by its owner, which tells you more about him than about the magazine.
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Tom Nichols 6h
The new government isn't big on vaccines, either.
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Tom Nichols 6h
They're not. They're just paralyzed at this point after doubling-down so many times. They're trapped, not only by making excuses for too long, but by a GOP base that is completely irrational and will punish them for saying anything critical of Trump.
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Tom Nichols 6h
In case you missed me today talking to on about Trump's staffing woes, here you go:
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Tom Nichols 6h
I wasn't even aware he was on Twitter.
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Tom Nichols 6h
"This is what happens when people with a populist mind-set decide that an uneducated opinion is of the same value as an educated opinion, that ignorance sells better than learning." - | Who Killed The Weekly Standard?
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David Brooks 13h
Trump is like those French soldiers who celebrated their glorious early victories on the March to Moscow. Winter is coming.
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Tom Nichols 6h
Replying to @TheRickWilson
Got away easier than he should have, tbh
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