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Saturday January 28, 2017

Tweet of the Day

Moulton is a former U.S. Marine who is a now U.S. congressman representing the 6th district of Massachusetts. He's responding here to a Dec. 2015 Tweet of then-Gov. Mike Pence suggesting that Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims is offensive and unconstitutional. Trump has now made good on that campaign promise as it relates to Muslims in seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen. An annotated version of Pres. Trump's immigration order can be found here.  

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Posted at 05:44 PM on Jan 28, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Friday January 27, 2017

Tweet of the Day

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Posted at 08:01 PM on Jan 27, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Wednesday January 25, 2017

Tweet of the Day

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Posted at 02:03 PM on Jan 25, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Monday January 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

“I found much that was alarming about being a citizen during the tenures of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. But, whatever I may have seen as their limitations of character or intellect, neither was anything like as humanly impoverished as Trump is: ignorant of government, of history, of science, of philosophy, of art, incapable of expressing or recognizing subtlety or nuance, destitute of all decency, and wielding a vocabulary of seventy-seven words that is better called Jerkish than English.”

-- Philip Roth, in the New Yorker piece, “Philip Roth E-Mails on Trump,” which focuses on how prescient Roth was with his 2004 historical novel, “The Plot Against America”: a political neophyte (Charles Lindbergh), with a deep admiration for a foreign dictator (Hitler), becomes president on a xenophobic and “America First” platform.

Philip Roth

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Posted at 08:20 AM on Jan 23, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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Thursday January 19, 2017

Quote of the Day

“The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.”

-- Charles Simic, “Age of Ignorance,” New York Review of Books. 

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Posted at 05:43 PM on Jan 19, 2017 in category Quote of the Day
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