Days 112, 113 and 114 of 1,461 (or 2,922)

  • “Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s said Friday that a review of his last 10 years of tax returns do not reflect ‘any income of any type from Russian sources,’ with some exceptions.” Those poor last three words have to carry the entire sentence.
  • Jeff Sessions will probably end up a worse Attorney General than the guy who went to jail. Perhaps he’s already there.
  • Charlie Pierce:

These people have bargained themselves for cheap. There are rats in all their words. They are the mere husks of public servants, and they’re complicit in the act of hollowing out the republic. If they remain willing to do it, I honestly don’t know where we’re all going. But there is, at the moment, a sense of a great turning in events. Nobody is in control of the story right now, and ordinarily, that would be a cause for concern. But chaos turns upon itself eventually, and that may be the best shot we have.

The record is clear: New Orleans’s Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard statues were erected with the goal of rewriting history to glorify the Confederacy and perpetuate the idea of white supremacy. These monuments stand not as mournful markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in reverence of it. They are an inaccurate recitation of our past, an affront to our present and a poor prescription for our future.

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