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We're all thinking it, but the Times says it.

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Assume no one's missed this towering Jeffrey Goldberg interview. But just in case ...

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Awesome infographic piece. Truly awesome.

At the margins, it might've made clearer that Hezbollah is an Iranian proxy. Also missing from mention, here and everywhere, is the chance to start solving Turk/Kurd. That'd be such a huge win, and the right cards are on the table now.

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Amen.

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It has taken too long, but even an overdue miracle can be stunning to witness. Politicians in Columbia and in statehouses across the South spent much of the 20th century and a decade and a half of the 21st wrapped in a lie — that the Confederate battle flag was some harmless cultural signifier and not a living tool of violence and oppression. The debate over the fate of the flag, such as it is, pits people who know the truth against people who will not hear it. It has taken a horrifying act to shred the lies, to shame those who took pride in their unwillingness to be shamed ...

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Exactly: swing voters don't actually exist.

"Democrats seem finally to have taken on board something political scientists have been telling us for years: adopting “centrist” positions in an attempt to attract swing voters is a mug’s game, because such voters don’t exist. Most supposed independents are in fact strongly aligned with one party or the other, and the handful who aren’t are mainly just confused. So you might as well take a stand for what you believe in."

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