Pro-Trump Twitter aghast to learn: FBI agents were offended by Trump's mockery & ridicule of grieving parents of war heroes.— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 13, 2017
Under SB1142, Arizona’s racketeering laws are expanding to include rioting. This gives the state government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest that turned violent and everyone who participated.via Goodbye 1st Amendment: New Bill Seizes Assets of Anyone Who Plans or Participates in Protests that ‘Disturb the Public Peace’
This hasn’t gotten coverage, it should. If you care about free speech, you should care about this.
Montana Republican Greg Gianforte has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, a month after he body-slammed a reporter who had questioned him about the GOP health care bill. (June 21) AP BILLINGS, Mont.via Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte misled investigators in assault case
Just a reminder: Montana Republicans voted for a guy who was recorded assaulting a reporter.
Some 66% of Republicans classified by the researchers as “Always Trump” agreed that “because things have gotten so far off track in this country, we need a leader who is willing to break some rules if that’s what it takes to set things right”, according to a random sample of 2,019 adults.via Survey: two in three Trump supporters want a president who breaks the rules
This didn’t get the coverage it should have. This is scary. Much more so than Antifa every could be.
Republican Roy Moore, removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for his erratic behavior and banned from the mall for harassing teenage girls, has cloaked his campaign for the Senate in the language of “spiritual warfare.” As such, he is the most apt representative of the Republican Party in our age of cult politics. Moore is pitching himself as God’s candidate and his voters are slopping it up like poisoned applesauce.via The GOP Has Become A Dangerous Cult
This is in Forbes, not some fringe left wing blog.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees asked a federal judge Friday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are twice as likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. via 3 Men Accused Of Kansas Mosque Bomb Plot Ask Judge For Pro-Trump Jurors
This is terrorism and they think that rural juries will be more sympathetic to it.
Without net neutrality, your ISP can modify what you see without your permission.
Decency wins— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 13, 2017
Steve Bannon's "Belly-flop into an empty pool" strategy is really paying off.— driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) December 13, 2017
And I'm proud to be an American...— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) December 13, 2017
5) "Non Fox" an important caveat. Whereas at WashPo, NYT, CNN etc it's a rare day when a reporter makes a hurtful mistake; at Fox it's big news when Shep Smith is allowed to tell the truth.— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 9, 2017
The tax bill approved by the Senate is many things, offering a huge tax cut for corporations, lower rates for the wealthy, and a big victory for Republicans and the White House.via How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill
There are few moments when a political party can be said to have lost its soul. GOP support for Moore is one of them. It is the complete abandonment of morality in the cause of power. Shockingly cynical, cruel to Moore’s (credible) accusers, an abdication of ethical leadership.— Michael Gerson (@MJGerson) December 5, 2017
WASHINGTON — Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him.via John Conyers Will Leave Congress Amid Harassment Claims
Both sides are not the same.
Al Franken credibly accused of sexual harassment. Dems: Resign from the Senate!— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 6, 2017
Roy Moore credibly accused of child molestation. GOP: Welcome the the Senate!
We all now know which one is actually the party of values, and which is the party of power above all.
Republicans long ago ceased to regard tax cuts as a normal policy position to be analyzed on the merits; they have become an article of faith like the virgin birth and Hillary Clinton’s awfulness.via Max Boot in the LA Times: If you back Trump for his tax plan, you have to own his racism, misogyny and amorality too