Identity Politics Gone Mad, From Trump to Ayanna Pressley

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President Donald Trump’s awful, unapologetic “you can’t leave fast enough” remarks about the four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as “the Squad” came after an also-ugly spat between said Squad and the allies of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.), featuring such collectivist expressions as this:

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We are in the grips of anti-individualist politics, right and left, lament Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch on today’s Editors’ Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, and there are real-world, freedom-constricting implications on current and possible future federal policy. The Reason squad also discuss Obamacare litigation, the state of the Libertarian Party presidential campaign, and the eternal Butch Vig vs. Steve Albini debate.

Audio production by Ian Keyser.

Somnolence‘ by Kai Engel is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Relevant links from the show:

Trump Says Congresswomen He Told to ‘Go Back’ to Countries They ‘Originally Came From’ Should Be the Ones to ‘Apologize,’” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Progressives Lost Big Time on the Border Emergency Aid Bill,” by Billy Binion and Shikha Dalmia

Rep. Ilhan Omar Recklessly Accuses Lindsey Graham of Being ‘Compromised,’” by Matt Welch

It’s All About the Ad Hominems, Baby,” by Jacob Sullum

Intersectionality 101,” by Robby Soave

Donald Trump’s Vile Attack on Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel,” by Damon Root

Paul Ryan Calls Trump’s Judge Remark Racist, Continues to Endorse Trump Anyway,” by Peter Suderman

Donald Trump Is a Bad Person,” by Peter Suderman

House Freedom Caucus Too Busy Scolding Justin Amash To Care About Today’s Bipartisan Budget Apocalypse,” by Matt Welch

Will Another Court Vote to Strike Down Obamacare?” by Peter Suderman


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