Mike's Blog Round Up
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
May 16, 2021

Alicublog: Roy Edroso breaks it down.

Teri Kanefield: The radicalization of the Republican Party and drifting toward totalitarianism.

Letters from an American: Thoughts from political historian Heather Cox Richardson.

annieasksyou…: Misinformation threatens democracy; how do we counter it?

Finally, check out Crooked Timber's series of posts on The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson's new book on climate change, including a reply from the author.

This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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