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Gimme Shelter: Hatred of Refugees is an American Tradition

by Rick Perlstein | Nov 19, 2015 | Foreign Policy, Politics, Rickipedia

photo: Josh Zakary Republican governors and presidential candidates are tripping over each other to pronounce their horror at the prospect of accepting Syrian refugees, lest some terrorist slips through. Which is, of course, insane: what aspiring suicide bomber would submit himself to the 18-month to three-year vetting process it takes to get refugee status when a […]

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The GOP Circus: Truth-Defying Feats

by Rick Perlstein | Oct 30, 2015 | Politics, Rickipedia

A reporter friend writes me to ask a question about my exposés of grifting and deception as the warp and weft of the conservative movement. He tells me he’s trying to write about that story, instead of the clichéd horse-race one about “GOP IN DISARRAY.” But aren’t they the same story? An institution built on […]

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Sociopaths on a Merry-Go-Round

by Rick Perlstein | Oct 29, 2015 | Politics, Rickipedia

I sure hope you didn’t bother to watch the absurd Republican debate on CNBC Wednesday night. That’s what you have me for. Here are two takeaways: Ben Carson said “crap.” (Specifically, that “the government picking winners and losers” is “a bunch of crap.”) And, remember that time a few years ago when I wrote that […]

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