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  1. Mar 2017
    1. Outrage will fall victim to its own ubiquity.

      Considering this for my tombstone.

    2. I think it’s important not to dismiss the president’s reply simply as dumb. We ought to assume that it’s darkly brilliant — if not in intention then certainly in effect.

      Yes, in the end it doesn't matter if Trump has the overt intention of eroding the value of facts if his actions have that effect.

    3. His objection is to objectivity itself.

      This is a core issue: not just disagreeing about facts, but disagreeing that facts even exist, locating "the truth" in the understanding of "you and I", the "common people", despite that there's no guarantee that our understandings are accurate.