RT Anne Applebaum
Important thread from a Republican who recognizes reality

Jaime Herrera Beutler: In conversations w/residents about this week's impeachment vote, some are unclear on what transpired before & during that involved President Trump.

Here are the indisputable and publicly available facts ⬇️
twitter.com/anneapplebaum/stat

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RT Mike Birbiglia
To the 197 republicans who voted no on impeachment, what would it have taken? Storming the capital in a tan suit? twitter.com/birbigs/status/134

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Yes!

Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸: I moved to New York City 25 years ago. I came of age, fell in love, and became a father here. Seeing our City in so much pain breaks my heart.

Let’s fight for a future New York City that we can be proud of – together. Join us at

YangforNY.com twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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Re Many people appear to believe that (1) there is no such thing as a "dangerous psychopath" or (2) it's impossible to render a good-faith judgment about whether a person is one.

In addition to being absurd, these beliefs are a recipe for ethical and legal paralysis. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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When the history of this period is written, we will learn just how close we came to losing our country to Trumpism—and it will be sickening regardless of any bad things that might occur under Biden. Trump was a bulwark against nothing but decency, sanity, and the rule of law. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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One can be strongly against "cancel culture" and still support the cancellation of dangerous psychopaths. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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RT Shane Goldmacher
We really still do not know the full scope of the mayhem inside the Capitol last week

Andrew Solender: Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon reveals:
- Rioters tased officers and beat them with pipes
- One tried to shoot an officer with his own gun
- One will “likely lose an eye” and others have head injuries

twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher/st

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This is beautiful.

Rex Chapman🏇🏼: This mother’s reaction to seeing her son passed the Bar is everything...

twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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Re @Scott_Mashburn @DavidSacks You don't understand my position. I'm concerned about the conscious and repeated weaponization of lies that destroy people's lives (e.g. Alex Jones's Sandy Hook "crisis actors" allegations that unleashed a mob of lunatics on grieving parents). twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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RT Claire Berlinski.
Pompeo is a perfect example of this thing that just baffles me. He owes America *everything.* His grandparents immigrated from dirt-poor regions of Italy at the turn of the C19th. He graduated *first in his class* at West Point.

John Harwood: from Reuters:

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people fam..

Re @mattsmithlyons There are enormous gaps in opportunity. I just don't believe that they are generally the product of *current* racism. Wealth inequality is surely a major variable. The average white family has 8x the wealth of the average black one. No question that leads to gaps in opportunity. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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Re @BeltProgressive This need have nothing to do with racism. Yes, it is quite possible that the police assumed there would be pro-cop attitude at a Trump rally. But, by this logic, there would have been a massive police presence for an all-white Antifa rally too. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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Re @veronicaminnt @worldbofree I recorded on the 9th, and those details came out later (at least I saw them later). His cleverness and heroism aren't relevant to my underlying point, however. He was alone and in a totally untenable position. He couldn't have effectively used force even if he wanted to. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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Re @NicholasA1715 I recorded on the 9th and was referencing one of the first polls that came out (45 percent of Republicans approve):

However, I wouldn't be surprised if opinion is quickly changing as more details come out (e.g. police officer killed, "Hang Mike Pence"). today.yougov.com/topics/politi twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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Re @nafowler Yes. That's seems possible. But "pro-police" would the relevant variable. If an all-white Antifa protest had been scheduled, they would have been more prepared. twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/statu

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