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  1. Dec 2022
    1. A lot has changed about our news media ecosystem since 2007. In the United States, it’s hard to overstate how the media is entangled with contemporary partisan politics and ideology. This means that information tends not to flow across partisan divides in coherent ways that enable debate.

      Our media and social media systems have been structured along with the people who use them such that debate is stifled because information doesn't flow coherently across the political partisan divide.

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  11. Dec 2019
    1. But there’s another, more urgent sense in which impeachment exists as an alternative to politics.

      This entire argument is vapid. Impeachment is a constitutional process, in that the constitution is a legal AND political document. But this article is a weak attempt to insist citizens care about it as an existential matter. Please.

      The result is and always will be the politics because the "jury" in this process is the Senate, whose primary concern is to represent the political interests and demands of their constituents. Thus, they are not thinking of existential matters, but political consequences.

      An impeachment trial that contradicts public opinion anywhere north of 30% risks a political upheaval which would constitute a greater threat to American society than anything that could emanate from the Oval Office. Everybody knows this and protestations to the contrary are more vacuous whining from a narrow opposition. It falls on deaf ears.