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Talking Points Memo · 3h ago

On The Ground In Charlottesville

Many of you will have seen this by now, but I didn’t get a chance to watch it in full until last night as we were waiting for Alabama returns to come in. If you missed it, it’s a segment Ell...
Talking Points Memo · 13h ago

The House Is On Fire - Accepting the Truth of the Trump Revolution

For those who’ve recognized what should really be obvious, this is quite a paragraph in the Times’ account of today’s Trump press conference … No word in the Trump lexicon is as tread-worn a...
Talking Points Memo · 15h ago

This Is Going To Be A Fun One

It may depend on your definition of fun, but the GOP establishment, led by Donald Trump, trying to keep ex-Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore from winning the GOP primary runoff is going to mak...
Talking Points Memo · 19h ago

Full Transcript of Trump's "Both Sides" Charlottesville Presser

White House releases official transcript of today’s off-the-rails Charlottesville presser. Full transcript after the jump.  Read More →
Talking Points Memo · 20h ago

True Colors

After that Trump racist meltdown, it’s hard to believe that Monday was devoted to whether he would say the right thing about Charlottesville.
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Inside Trump Tower Toronto

Bob Mueller is reportedly most interested in two Trump mega-developments: Trump Soho in New York City and Trump Tower Toronto. The first has already gotten a fair amount of attention, the la...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

The Battle For Memory and Forgetting Started Immediately

I wanted to follow up on yesterday’s post about public memory, the Civil War and Robert E. Lee with some more discussion and documents from the year’s just after the Civil War. One of the th...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Some Thoughts on Public Memory

Debates over public memory and the valorization of history are frequently complicated and politically vexed. But on the margins, in extreme cases, they are often pretty straightforward. For ...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Fits The Pattern

James Fields, the man accused of killing one woman and injuring 19 others when he rammed counter-protesters with his car in Charlottesville, reportedly had a long history of physical assault...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

About Those Pictures

Over the last twenty four hours or so we’ve seen reports of numerous white supremacist marchers in Charlottesville who also show up in meet-and-greet type photos with members of Congress and...