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Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic is awesome

I just felt like making a thread with this title because Conor really deserves some credit for some of the stuff he has been writing lately, particularly some recent articles he has written about Rand Paul. This article popped up when I checked google news just a few minutes ago in which he quite nicely destroys a column yesterday by Frank Bruni in the New York Times which was quite disdainful and dismissive in its tone toward Rand and everything he is accomplishing in the senate and Republican Party. And if you have not read Conor's amazing column "How the Establishment Press Got Rand Paul Wrong" which was written 2 weeks ago, I suggest you read it right now and save it in your bookmarks because it is the best progressive defense of Rand I have ever read and could not be more spot-on in its analysis of how the media has marginalized both libertarians and Rand Paul, particularly in the context of Rand's remarks on the Civil Rights Act. So just wanted to give this guy some recognition and pass along these two articles... pay attention to Conor in the future because he writes some really good stuff on civil liberty issues as a principled progressive who still probably holds a lot of views that I disagree with but he speaks a lot of important truths in a way that someone like Glenn Greenwald on the left also does... but perhaps is not nearly as well known.