Look, we’re gonna have some fun today. We’re gonna have happy hour and talk about Philadelphia and Stephen Colbert. But we have to do some soul-searching first. Because no matter what results come in tonight, the policies of the Trump administration, and the chaos and uncertainty it sowed, are not an aberration. Happy Friday?
Here’s a list of everything we talked about today:
- “Trump Proved That Authoritarians Can Get Elected in America” from The Atlantic
- This thread from NBC News’ Ben Collins
- “Stephen Colbert briefly breaks down, says Trump’s baseless claims of fraud ‘cast a dark shadow on our most sacred right’” from The Washington Post
- “Commentators call on Republicans to surround Philly. Philly social media responds: You’ve obviously never met us” from The Philadelphia Inquirer
- And this video:
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