Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.
Yoni Appelbaum"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent.” An important read from Admiral Mike Mullen
Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?
Yoni Appelbaum"Each violation of our Constitution and our civic peace gets absorbed, rationalized, and accepted by people who once upon a time knew better. If…Trump wins a second term, these people may well accept even worse.” —@anneapplebaum
People are receiving little practical guidance about the dilemmas they are encountering.
Yoni Appelbaum"I think she’s emerged as one of the most thought-provoking writers on the coronavirus, and I wanted to encourage people to think about her argument.” @DLeonhardt recommends @JuliaLMarcus’s work in The Atlantic—here’s her latest
Yoni AppelbaumOur first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, told a journalist that an article in The Atlantic “could be worth as much to us as a half a dozen battles.”
How much is it worth to you?
“Transition to Greatness” is a corporate-style euphemism that tries to spin a collapse as a success.
Yoni Appelbaum"'Make America Great Again' was a promise; 'Keep America Great' was a declaration of victory. 'Transition to Greatness' is a confession of failure, a corporate-style euphemism that tries to spin a collapse as a success.” 🔥🔥🔥
To mourn in a moment of collective trauma is to experience not one but multiple layers of loss.
Yoni Appelbaum"That number—100,000 dead from the coronavirus—is hard to grasp … It is graveyard upon graveyard upon graveyard. It is mass burials at Hart Island, bodies stacked in refrigerated trucks outside hospitals and nursing homes.”
The attorney general has openly enlisted as an arm of the Trump campaign and brought the full powers of his office with him.
Yoni Appelbaum"The Flynn dismissal motion and Barr’s careful lead-up to it show an attorney general who has openly enlisted as an arm of the Trump campaign and brought the full powers of his office with him.” Strong words from former Deputy Attorney General Don Ayer
Both the president and his party are committed to a long-term project of impunity from both the law and the electorate.
Yoni Appelbaum"The target of the president’s purge of independent watchdogs is clear: those officials who put the public interest above their loyalty to Donald Trump.” @AdamSerwer wrote this a month ago. It remains true today