It’s been a busy week for me, loyal readers. Thank you for sticking around.
- Obama’s legacy must be destroyed, the
countryplanet be damned.
- Trump should already be in jail. The perfidy and treason of the Republican Party will define this era of our politics.
- Jared should already be in jail.
- Trump’s lawyer, uh, might deserve to be in jail, I think, possibly, maybe? Anyhoo, he’s also being investigated.
- The escalation of white terrorism will be one of the Trump regime’s saddest legacies. How will we respond? Keep in mind that Trump does not care and Jeff Sessions does not care.
- Huh, Der Spiegel means “The Mirror”:
Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn’t read. He doesn’t bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.
He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist and a cheat. I feel ashamed to use these words, as sharp and loud as they are. But if they apply to anyone, they apply to Trump. And one of the media’s tasks is to continue telling things as they are: Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.
- Indivisible bags a win in Iowa.
- The biggest mistake I made in 2016 was underestimating the sheer hatred of Hillary Clinton. It continues.
- If nothing else, keeping Hillary around will dilute some of the raw sewage of hatred that’s going to be pumped in the direction of Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and other Democratic women.
- Get ready for a decade of KATHY GRIFFIN KATHY GRIFFIN KATHY GRIFFIN KATHY GRIFFIN. The right’s too good at fauxtrage.
- I’m kind of surprised that a Florida Republican operative straight up admitted to collusion with hackers. We haven’t discussed the effect this had on Congressional races at all.
- The New York Times remains a travesty. Getting rid of Spayd is good. Replacing her with… nothing, not so good.
- The mystique of coal is weird to square with the fact that more people work for breweries than in coal. More people work for Arby’s than in coal. Of course, coal has a pronounced impact on the towns that depend on it (“This town died when Arby’s left” will never be said), but even at its peak fewer than one million people worked in coal.
- Richard Spencer is not on SoundCloud anymore. How that happened is a story of smart organizing.
- Please do not tell a student that she is “most likely to become a terrorist.”
- Our society needs to be protected, but the civil libertarian in me has never been very comfortable with the sex offender registry, or what Australia is proposing now. Whatever happened to serving one’s time?
- Finally, the Far Cry series commits to realism with its villains.
- Spelling bees are awesome. Read about what makes them hard. Then read about the Indian-American community’s participation and recent dominance. Or switch up the order, I’m not too picky.
- Wikipedia’s article on the “Ugly Animal Preservation Society” is great. If only they had voted for humans, to be cheeky.