unprecedented move.
A weaker State Department could cause problems for national defense
Justin Salhani

Suggestion for journalists — stop using the word “unprecedented” when you mean “it’s never been done because it’s not a good idea.” “Unprecedented” has synonyms like “unparalleled,” “original,” “exceptional,” and while those CAN be used in a negative sense, they rarely are. If you mean the breach of longstanding practices that this administration continually indulges in is a breakdown of effective diplomacy, or a deliberate flouting of transparency norms, or a plain slap in the face to our allies and our people — or whatever else it’s shitting on — then find a way to say so explicitly.

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