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Dean’s Big Idea

Howard Dean wants the swamp social-media platform Gab tried as an accomplice to murder. The stupidity here is remarkable. I have no love for Gab and its denizens (though I have no idea if it’s all white supremacists and Nazis or just a conducive hangout for them). But this sort of thinking is insane. I have nothing but ill will for the Daily Stormer, and I’m sure one could just as easily put similar “blame” for this or similar murders at its feet. But that’s not how First Amendment law or criminal law works. I’m sure someone will tell that me I shouldn’t be taking Dean literally, just seriously. I’m not sure either is warranted.

Everything is going to get dumber.

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