How a right-wing stereotype fuels negative partisanship and hurts our politics
Joshua TaitMy latest for Arc Digital - a look at the caricature of liberalism that prevails in much of the conservative media complex and how it galvanizes the right in exchange for functioning politics and positive ideas.
For the longest time, the right believed originalism to be synonymous with respecting the Constitution. Adrian Vermeule wants to change…
Joshua TaitCheck out my dive in @ArcDigi on Adrian Vermeule's Atlantic essay on "common good constitutionalism", his conservative critics, and what it all means for the politics of the conservative legal movement.
Joshua TaitA longish read where I try to make sense of a push to supplant the reigning conservative legal doctrine from the right.
Joshua TaitSocons will (and have) argued Justices Roberts and Gorsuch are exchanging progressive wins for a recognition of textualism. I think we're going to see an increasing call for a break with conservative legal orthodoxy.
This is not about equating their actions. But equating their politics? That’s what a media industry fiercely committed to accuracy would…
Joshua Tait"We are adrift in a sea of false equivalencies and faux-neutrality from the media that only serves to normalize and perpetuate white nationalist violence." Trenchant from @DavidAstinWalsh.