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historian of self-determination, US foreign policy, human rights, Indonesia, development, Univ. Connecticut, DIPG dad. All views my own.
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Brad Simpson 59m
Replying to @marcthiessen
I’m a historian of US foreign policy. Not a single prominent historian of the Cold War agrees with this simplistic, ahistorical perspective on the forces which led to the end of the Cold War. Not one. Your laughter is a sign of your historical illiteracy.
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Brad Simpson 2h
This account of Roger Stone trial interrogation of Rick Gates is stunning. Mueller let Trump perjure himself re foreknowledge of Wikileaks dump and did zilch. Nothing. If sworn testimony is to be believed. An epic failure of due diligence at heart of Mueller inquiry.
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Brad Simpson 5h
Replying to @NormOrnstein
I have had ten dinners and meetings in the last two years with many people I don't know and whose names I can't remember. Actually I don't think I've had ten meetings with anyone who is not my eight year old daughter.
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Brad Simpson 5h
Replying to @yashar
Journalists that Roger Stone has written similar messages to should publish a coffee table book of them on the day of his sentencing.
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Brad Simpson 5h
I would cite my own list but they are all already on here.
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Brad Simpson 5h
This is from a (long ago) former student who is now an academic anthropologist, long-time scholar of Bolivian indigenous social movements, committed radical, and empathetic, critical supporter of Morales who is deeply informed on the present crisis in Bolivia.
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Brad Simpson 8h
Is one of the most progressive, hardest fighting unions out there, representing overwhelmingly women of color. This is a significant endorsement.
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Brad Simpson 8h
Replying to @PadmaLakshmi
I think the real issue here is that SPLC has now got lots of evidence that the White House will have to deal with. Though it’s clear for Trump that Miller’s fascist sympathies and racism are a positive good.
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Brad Simpson 9h
Replying to @lil_yenta
I feel seen
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Brad Simpson 10h
Stephen Miller is a racist and a white nationalist, and SPLC has the goods.
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Brad Simpson 12h
Sure looks like President Trump perjured himself under oath in his written response to Robert Mueller’s questions about contacts between his campaign and Roger Stone regarding WikiLeaks dumps of stolen campaign emails.
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Brad Simpson 15h
Replying to @yashar
Was it a good source?
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Brad Simpson 17h
Replying to @MollyJongFast
The whole point is to get the media to pretend that there is an actual Biden scandal that must be investigated, for no other reason than that Repubs are shouting it as loudly as possible. Sheer propaganda and disinformation, with the sole purpose of muddying media discussion.
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @julianzelizer
Trump: “In order to trigger the haters, this week I will tease you about releasing one of at least two conversations I’ve had as president that don’t involve criminal bribery, extortion, self dealing, or other impeachable acts!”
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @bradleyrsimpson
10/10 This seems to me an extraordinary and important lesson about grief and loss. Grief is always (if one is lucky) communal, and it leaves traces of love and regard that one can turn to at times when you might otherwise feel alone. At least that’s how it feels today. END
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @bradleyrsimpson
9/10 When Elijah was sick, and shortly after he died, I felt like this public sharing of grief was the only thing that kept me sane, because I couldn’t even process all of it on my own. Now I treasure every reminder that others still grieve for him, that other hearts still ache.
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @bradleyrsimpson
8/10 One of my dearest friends just did this, sending me a picture of the shrine that her children built for Elijah on the day of the dead. Acts like this don’t make the grief go away, but they do remind me that it’s burden is shared by many people.
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @bradleyrsimpson
7/10 The grief of losing a child is so deep as to be unfathomable, And 2 1/2 years out I often feel painfully alone, as if no one can possibly imagine what I still carry. And then someone unexpectedly bestows upon me a gift of Elijah’s spirit, alive and breathing in the world.
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @bradleyrsimpson
6/10 The painting says “No one is ever really gone” (in Aurebesh). In the 3 1/2 years since Elijah got sick and died, I have received so much grace and kindness like this, from strangers, friends, family, and people whose lives my son in some way affected.
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Brad Simpson Nov 11
Replying to @bradleyrsimpson
5/10 He and some other Legion members were invited to the premiere for the work they have done, and he commissioned a friend (also a Legion member) to make a painting about his first meeting with Elijah.
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