Losers!

Illiberalism

Gilead

Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2023


Fig. 1. Photograph credited to Office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy, date inconsistent with title but given as November 9, 2022, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

The margin against Jim Jordan keeps getting larger.[1]

Aaron Blake, “The effort to install Jim Jordan is getting ugly. But will it work?” Washington Post, October 16, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/10/16/jim-jordan-speaker-hardball-tactics/

Gabriella Ferrigine, “‘Approximately’ 20 Republicans plot to block Jim Jordan amid the ‘dumbest’ pressure campaign,” Salon, October 16, 2023, https://www.salon.com/2023/10/16/approximately-20-plot-to-block-jim-jordan-amid-the-dumbest-pressure-campaign/

Lauren Fedor, “Donald Trump ally Jim Jordan loses vote for US House Speaker,” Financial Times, October 17, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/0c94c4e7-21b2-419e-8f87-97026914b4b1

Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, “House Chamber Gasps as GOP Rep. Makes Very Unexpected Dip Into Jordan’s Résumé,” New Republic, October 17, 2023, https://newrepublic.com/post/176300/house-chamber-gasps-elise-stefanik-jim-jordan-wrestling-past

Lauren Fedor, “Jim Jordan loses second vote for US House Speaker,” Financiall Times, October 18, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/03cd7560-f918-449a-beb8-209c24b2a71c

Ben Jacobs, “Jim Jordan Didn’t Just Lose. The Hard Right Did Too,” New York, October 18, 2023, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2023/10/jim-jordan-didnt-just-lose-the-hard-right-did-too.html

Lauren Fedor and Alex Rogers, “Jim Jordan pauses US House Speaker bid and backs interim candidate,” Financial Times, October 19, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/6b3cf1ee-25b1-499b-86f0-cc9a33304258

Victor Reklaitis, “House speaker election: Jordan says he’s aiming for third vote, as measure backing McHenry stalls,” MarketWatch, October 19, 2023, https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jordan-wont-seek-third-vote-today-for-house-speaker-and-will-back-mchenry-reports-c10bf055

Maegan Vazquez, Mariana Alfaro, and Jacqueline Alemany, “Jordan denounces threats against Republicans who oppose his speaker bid,” Washington Post, October 19, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/10/18/jordan-republican-threats/

Seth Klamann, “Ken Buck says he’s received 4 death threats, eviction notice over his House speaker votes,” Denver Post, October 20, 2023, https://www.denverpost.com/2023/10/20/ken-buck-threats-house-speaker-vote/

James Politi, “Republican disarray deepens as House members axe Jordan’s Speaker bid,” Financial Times, October 20, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/cf1c242c-94be-45ed-a334-c81685274427

Donald Trump
Coup attempt


Fig. 1. Donald Trump booking photograph by Fulton County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office, August 24, 2023, via New York, August 25, 2023,[2] public domain.

Mariah Timms and Cameron McWhirter, “Sidney Powell Accepts Plea Deal in Trump’s Georgia Case,” October 19, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/sidney-powell-pleads-guilty-georgia-trial-85e6543f

Noam Cohen, “The Queens Man Ruled Ineligible to Be President,” Atlantic, October 19, 2023, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/10/trump-eligible-president-abdul-hassan/675669/

Holly Bailey and Amy Gardner, “Trump co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro pleads guilty in Georgia election case,” Washington Post, October 20, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/10/20/chesebro-guilty-plea-trump-georgia/

Illiberalism

Gilead

Donald Trump
Finances


Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to https://www.flickr.com/photos/glynlowe/ [bad link], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.

Kara Scannell and Sabrina Souza, “Donald Trump fined $5,000 for violating gag order in New York fraud trial and warned twice about imprisonment,” Cable News Network, October 20, 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/20/politics/trump-social-media-fraud-trial-warning/index.html


Neoliberalism

Ideology as ‘science:’ economics

Rogé Karma, “The 1970s Economic Theory That Needs to Die,” Atlantic, October 20, 2023, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/10/america-recession-disinflation-fed/675700/


  1. [1]Lauren Fedor, “Jim Jordan loses second vote for US House Speaker,” Financiall Times, October 18, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/03cd7560-f918-449a-beb8-209c24b2a71c; Ben Jacobs, “Jim Jordan Didn’t Just Lose. The Hard Right Did Too,” New York, October 18, 2023, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2023/10/jim-jordan-didnt-just-lose-the-hard-right-did-too.html; James Politi, “Republican disarray deepens as House members axe Jordan’s Speaker bid,” Financial Times, October 20, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/cf1c242c-94be-45ed-a334-c81685274427
  2. [2]Margaret Hartmann and Nia Prater, “All the Mug Shots of Donald Trump and His Alleged Co-Conspirators,” New York, August 25, 2023, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/trump-mug-shot-gallery.html

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