There's no country on the planet - no dictatorship on earth - as comfortable with locking people up as the state of Texas. The detention policies of the current administration may be more understandable in this context.I know a lot of conservatives will disagree with me for saying this, but this sort of invective is beneath Sullivan.
Pop quiz, Andy: Would you rather live in Texas or North Korea? Texas or Cuba? Texas or Libya? Unless one or more of your answers wasn't Texas, what's the point of going out of your way to unfavorably compare that state to every dictatorship on earth?
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