AOC isn’t an extremist. On economics, she’s about where FDR was before he passed away.

You’re assuming her statement was an “overt lie” instead of a figure of speech that was inaccurate in a specific context. It’s not like she printed out a fake chart. It was also one statement in a single interview, not a series of racist speeches at the heart of Trump’s campaign strategy. Equating the two is wrong.

No one is selling misguided cynicism. Quite the opposite.

I said that an overly narrow focus on factchecking can obscure moral questions. They’re both important.

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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