The D’Souza pardon affirms a basic point: the heart of Trumpism is not any policy but performative cruelty, inflicting maximum harm on those outside the tribal fold, and extending the benefits of power and the powers of state for those inside the fold. D’Souza is a loyalist so he gets rewarded with the prerogative power at the President’s discretion. The rationale isn’t legal. It is not in spite of but because of D’Souza’s racism and aggression. It is as simple as that.
|February 28, 2021 3:59 p.m.
We are either coming up on or just now hitting the first anniversary of the COVID pandemic. We’ve been at…
|February 28, 2021 9:40 a.m.
From TPM Reader MM … I grew up across the road from 4096 acres of protected public woodland and watershed,…
|February 28, 2021 9:38 a.m.
My exchange with TPM Reader ED … The most infuriating thing about this situation is that it’s all bullshit. I…