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    If you like reading Heather Cox Richardson, you'll also enjoy reading Truth and Consequences.

    It is written by Michael A. Cohen, a frequent opinion writer for the Boston Globe. Here is the rest of his bio:

    Michael A. Cohen is a regular contributor for The Boston Globe on national politics and foreign affairs. He is also the author of “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.” Michael has written for dozens of news outlets, including as a columnist for the Guardian and Foreign Policy and he is the US Political Correspondent for the London Observer. He previously worked as a speechwriter at the US State Department and has been a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

    Like HCR, he uses substack to publish his articles. He started Truth or Consequences three years ago at the Boston Globe, but recently decided to strike out on his own. In view of the fact that that newspapers continue to shred jobs, it's a smart move on his part.

    His column from yesterday is worth reading:

    https://truthandcons.substack.com/p/failure-is-not-an-option

    His comments about Rush Limbaugh are dead on. Here's the last paragraph:

    The line between Limbaugh and a Republican Party dominated by Donald Trump is a straight, short one. Trump’s political ascendancy came about because he was a carbon copy of Limbaugh - cruel, obnoxious, and devoid of empathy. He had no actual ideas on governing, but he knew how to attack his enemies and whine about his alleged mistreatment. Both men showed what Republican voters truly cared about - and it wasn’t lower taxes, less regulation, and cuts to government spending. It was victimhood, racism, and fear. Limbaugh and then Trump gave conservatives what they crazed more than anything else - validation to hate.

    I suppose the nicest thing I can say about him is, may he rest in greater peace than he left behind.