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Garrett M. Graff

Journalist. Director, @aspencyber. Contributor, @WIRED, @CNN, @Longreads. Fmr ed, @PoliticoMag & @washingtonian. garrett.graff AT https://t.co/N8GNSmiLuw OR https://t.co/MvjLegq98s.

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Joined on 11 March, 2007

http://www.garrettgraff.com

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Replying to @skarlamangla: This email broke my heart. Our vaccine rollout just isn’t working if this is how it’s making our seniors feel. https://t.…

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Replying to @samswey: Why does it take 50 Senate votes to cut taxes for the rich but 60 votes to raise the minimum wage?

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Quoted @RoKhanna

A simple Senate majority should revise the Byrd rule from 1985. This is not some hallowed constitutional principle. It was intended to limit reconciliation to deficit reduction by prohibiting extraneous measures. Bad economics. Allow reconciliation for wage raises & job creation.

Why does it take 50 Senate votes to cut taxes for the rich but 60 votes to raise the minimum wage?

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Replying to @JaneMayerNYer: Fox News is a hazard to our democracy. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how. - The Washington Post ht…

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Fox News is a hazard to our democracy. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how. - The Washington Post

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Quoted @AmyCooter

I've seen people talking about zip tie guy's arsenal. I'm not sure folks realize that his cache can be on the low end of normal for many people embedded in gun culture, including those who are just hunters or collectors and don't see themselves as militia members whatsoever.

My sense is one of the biggest culture gaps in America exists between how many guns gun-owners *actually* own and how many non-gun-owners *think* gun-owners own. In reality @AmyCooter is right this is a pretty typical arsenal for a “serious” gun-owner:

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Replying to @AmyCooter: I've seen people talking about zip tie guy's arsenal. I'm not sure folks realize that his cache can be on the low end of nor…

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This email broke my heart. Our vaccine rollout just isn’t working if this is how it’s making our seniors feel.

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Quoted @tylerpager

Josh Hawley signed a middle school yearbook: “Josh Hawley, president 2024.” Really good profile of the Missouri senator from @KCStar

Replying to @Susan_Hennessey: This reminds me of hearing a former CIA official say he viewed it as a red flag when someone said in an interview that…

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Replying to @MichaelDavSmith: @DRobertsIMG @POTUS Relatedly, shutting Trump off from social media has silenced him to a greater extent than I expect…

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This reminds me of hearing a former CIA official say he viewed it as a red flag when someone said in an interview that they'd "always wanted to work for the CIA" because it was a sign the candidate didn't understand the job and was probably interested for the wrong reasons.

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Replying to @mccanner: “It was the harassment of my wife, and particularly my children, that upset me more than anything else. They knew where my ki…

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“It was the harassment of my wife, and particularly my children, that upset me more than anything else. They knew where my kids work, where they live. The threats would come directly to my children’s phones, directly to my children’s homes.”

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Replying to @alexburnsNYT: New - How Democrats prepared for doomsday

My story on how the left built a huge, below-the-radar coalition that coordina…

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Replying to @gtconway3d: Here's my 5022-word essay on why three or four Justice Department special prosecutor's offices should be established to inv…

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(Not counted: Trump’s visits to his own DC area businesses to eat and force taxpayer money to be spent at businesses he still controlled, in contravention of the Constitution and basic ethics.)

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Quoted @joelhellman_SFS

Quite a ruckus when the President has a hankering for a delicious bagel sandwich. ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ stops by my corner bagel shop Call Your Mother for a Sunday nosh.

Joe Biden has now eaten at more DC restaurants and visited more small businesses in his first hundred hours as president than Trump did in four entire years. And by that I mean: Biden has visited a single one.

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Quoted @davidfolkenflik

USAGM names familiar faces as new chiefs for Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia & Middle East Broadcast Networks

Bay Fang reinstated over RFA
Top RFE editor Daisy Sindelar elevated once more as acting prez
MEBN treasurer Kelley Sullivan made acting prez

This is wonderful news. So happy @bayfang is coming back to serve our country and enable the spread and reporting of factual information in a critical part of the world.

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Replying to @JoyAnnReid: A sad statement about the incentive structure of conservative politics / the politics of the modern Republican Party, which…

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Quoted @MattGrossmann

Ties between politicians & violent extremist groups are hard to break

A sad statement about the incentive structure of conservative politics / the politics of the modern Republican Party, which is both a numerical minority party and in essence America's "white interests party," meaning they can't afford to shed even openly white supremacist voters.

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Quoted @vtawesomeness

Here is the link for Passion 4 Paws, a dog rescue organization in Vermont.

Get your authentic Bernie-style mittens here!

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Quoted @ProfFerguson

Remember @geoffreyfowler’s article about how Tesla’s have 360 cameras. Well now police will.

Also, who controls the data?

We remain stunningly unprepared—politically, morally, and technically—for the explosion of data and how it will be used in the next decade.

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@DRobertsIMG @POTUS Relatedly, shutting Trump off from social media has silenced him to a greater extent than I expected. I figured he'd still find some outlet to make a lot of noise but apparently he's too lazy to communicate with his followers if it requires more effort than a tweet.

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Quoted @espiers

American journalism has really undermined itself by using language that implies that journalistic objectivity is the same as neutrality, and non-thinking reporting of empirical facts in some kind of arbitrary format.

Read this whole thread, as @espiers lays down some smart real-talk about how modern journalism’s ongoing inability to understand how the internet works:

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Quoted @JShahryar

This is the most important thing I've ever written.

My friend and family Lauren @Wolfe321 was just fired by the @NYTimes after the NYT was pressured by fascists, Trumpkins and hypocrites on the right for tweeting she had "chills" after witnessing Biden's landing on the 20th.

This whole episode with @Wolfe321 is a troubling (and sad) sign that the NYT still hasn’t figured out how to handle bad faith, faked right-wing performative outrage. It did the wrong thing and should fix it—fast.

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New - How Democrats prepared for doomsday

My story on how the left built a huge, below-the-radar coalition that coordinated a strategy to fight Trump’s attacks on the election

It began early last year w/a warning: “We are 8 months away from crisis ...”

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Here's my 5022-word essay on why three or four Justice Department special prosecutor's offices should be established to investigate—and if the evidence and their judgment supports it, to criminally charge—our newest ex-president.

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Suddenly interested in presidential succession and the American government's Doomsday plans?! I have a book to suggest:

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