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Telling Fake Matt Gaetz Apart from Real Matt Gaetz

JIM SWIFT: Trumpism, social media fakery, and a cagey congressman.

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Kim Wehle: On The Fate of Democracy As We Know It

On today's podcast, Charlie Sykes and Kim Wehle discuss cameras in the classroom, the transformation of JD Vance, the semi-anniversary of the insurrection, and SCOTUS's recent voting rights decision.

ATMA: 'The Tomorrow War' Podcast

On this week’s episode, Sonny Bunch, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Peter Suderman discuss the great Richard Donner, who died on Monday at the age of 91. They also discuss the new Prime Video offering The Tomorrow War.

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MORNING SHOTS: Six Months That Changed America 🔐

CHARLIE SYKES joins the piling on of J.D. Vance.

THE TRIAD: Why China Is Crushing Its Own Tech Sector 🔐

JVL on power centers.

ATMA: Favorite Movie Presidents 🔐

On this week’s special members-only bonus episode, Sonny explains why President Thomas Whitmore is not only the greatest movie president of all time, he’s the greatest Republican movie president of all time. Alyssa explains why the president in Love Actually helps reveal how silly that movie is. And Peter picks a TV show president, naturally.

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In Today’s Bulwark...

What We Lost When We Won the Cold War

MONA CHAREN: We defeated tyranny, but did we abandon liberty?

Getting to Yes on Voting Rights

MICHAEL S. STEELE: Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the possible.

🚨OVERTIME 🚨

Happy Wednesday! For the first time in a long time, England has something to be happy about, as they defeated Denmark 2-1 in extra time.

Speaking of Britain… They’re importing the Fox News-style culture wars. But it doesn’t seem to be doing too well in the UK.

Cilantro sauce… Here’s a recipe you can use. And it’s a testament to the level of work that goes into restaurant, or in this case, food truck recipes.

Ohio Republican women against Josh Mandel… The Ohio Senate race just got a little spicier.

Tired: Earthlink Lawyers.
Wired: AOL Lawyers.

No offense to the AOL users among us, but if I had to rely on a lawyer in a must-win case, I am not sure I would go for one whose primary work email is with America Online. That’s just me, though. Maybe I’m missing out.

America is already great. Juvenile has refashioned his big hit to push vaccines.

While we’re talking about vaccines… This, as Sonny points out, doesn’t really make any sense…

Ой…

This is probably not the last we’ll be hearing about this, as it seems Tucker was making the NSA allegations in an effort to get out in front of something that wouldn’t look good for him. Is this it? Time will tell.

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives thought, rightly, Putin was bad. Tucker isn’t sure whether he is, you know, bad. Он просто задает вопросы!

That’s it for me for today. We’ll see you back here tomorrow. Tech support questions? Email support@substack.com. Questions for me? Drop me a line: swift@thebulwark.com

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