1. Exquisite Tweets from @stewart

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    "And he's just getting started." • It's still so hard to believe that this is real life. Nearly every action seems gratuitously … evil. twitter.com/KellyannePolls…

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    I can't understand the motivations or reasoning. The only thing that makes sense is "everything that came before is tainted: burn it down!"

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    All progress on civil rights, any movements towards criminal justice reform, attempts to prevent or mitigate looming environmental disaster…

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    … carefully negotiated international relationships, reform of a broken health care system: all must urgently and wantonly be halted.

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    And the idea that this will somehow strengthen the US? Moral authority is as powerful a means of influence as guns and steel.

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    And we're throwing that away. Immigration is unambiguously an economic benefit, but, doesn't matter: do the right thing because it's right.

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    My grandfather came from Poland between the wars, at 17, sponsored by an elder sister. Two more siblings made it. Everyone else died.

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    Their parents were shot in the streets & thrown in a mass grave (we believe). Their other siblings died in the camps.

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    Every cousin (and really, everyone they knew) was killed. That whole branch of the family tree snuffed out.

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    And now we want to do this to others. It's bewildering and confusing and terrifying. No idea how it ends.

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    I guess we all need to periodically reaffirm the obvious. All human beings are equally valuable. Black lives matter. LGBT deserve marriage.

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    (Just as a start, of course.) Because otherwise, maybe, we can collectively hypnotize ourselves into forgetting these fundamental truths.

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    And we'd lose the last few thousand years of progress towards an understanding that we are all brothers and sisters.

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    So yes: many of the kindest and most intelligent people I know are muslim. And even if they weren't? All equal. twitter.com/KayriaT/status…

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