“I think it’s hilarious that so many Republicans believe that President Obama sent a spy into the Trump campaign to get dirt, and then didn’t use any of the dirt and just let Trump win the election. Brilliant plan!”Woke Romney on Twitter
I find the notion that the Russia investigation itself was corrupt from the beginning to be so bizarre as to border on fantastical. There was ample reason to investigate whether the Trump campaign had improper contacts with Russians. … The CIA, NSA, FBI, and the Republican-run Senate Intelligence Committee agree that this disruption operation morphed into an effort to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.Yes, a Reasonable Prosecutor Would Have Ordered an Investigation of the Trump Campaign | National Review
This is the national review saying this.
Three of the four largest systems in the country have been crippled this winter — and the worst is yet to comeAmerican mass transit is dying
This is a preventable catastrophe.
The president, who relies on cell phones to reach outside advisers and to tweet to his millions of followers, has rebuffed attempts by White House staff to beef up security on his official devices.‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security
Remember when using an non-secure phone was a big deal?
from Facebook May 21, 2018 at 10:41PM
Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion.via ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie
Worth a read.
“This MS-13 nonsense has precisely the same structure as the racist drug war rhetoric of the crack years. Politicians would use wildly racist language to describe drug dealers, but if called on it would say “oh so you’re defending drug dealers?””Chris Hayes on Twitter
The GOP is doubling down on its older white base—and hoping the more diverse Millennials don’t show up to the polls.via The Republican Party’s Generational Bet
TLDR; The GOP has nothing to offer anyone, except identity politics.
There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, or legal accountability.via There Is Only One Trump Scandal
All the scandals all link to this single root scandal.
While the left-wing critics of the democracy movement have no sympathy for Trump, they do not share this analysis of the threat he poses. To begin with, these critics see the threat posed by Trump as his policy agenda, not any damage to the American system of government. Liberals see the Constitution as a flawed document that contained high ideals that have, in fits and starts over two centuries, come closer into alignment with reality. Leftists regard it as a bitter joke barely worthy of defense. Rana dismisses defenses of “Constitution and country,” and the belief that “the founding principles” contain “a basic commitment to universal equality” as “homilies [politicians] had to repeat to be taken seriously by party gatekeepers and thus rise to prominence.” In truth, Rana asserts, “American capitalism” is “inherently oppressive.”via Why Trump’s Assault on Democracy Doesn’t Bother the Radical Left
This is a growing problem that is not getting the attention it should get.
Reactionary centrism is an ideological stance that isn’t really centrist at all. It can elevate a speaker in the mainstream media as a liberal-ish critic of liberalism and make someone feel good about being above it all and not taking sides, but it’s increasingly a stance that leads to sloppy thinking, especially as the Republican party continues to lurch rightward and away from democratic rule.We Need to Talk About Reactionary Centrists – Member Feature Stories – Medium
I used to call this hippie punching. agreeing with liberal principals while attacking actual liberals based on straw man liberal caricatures.
Apparently, using Zwe and Zwim to refer to "men's rights advocates" trolls them right over the edge, with Wiley Coyote levels of fail.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) May 21, 2018
Remember to always use their preferred pronouns while they explain why they shouldn't have to use other people's preferred pronouns.
from Facebook May 19, 2018 at 01:09PM
On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted. And tweeted. And tweeted.Donald Trump said 11 false things in just 5 tweets Sunday morning
nice point by point rebuttal.
I'm torn between my repulsion of all things monarchy and my respect for Harry and Meghan doing great job of making the royals uncomfortable.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) May 19, 2018
The very same census report projects that as far out as 2060, 68.5 percent of the population will be white. It’s just that a reasonably large share of the white population will be partially descended from Latin American immigrants. A further 6.2 percent of the population will belong to “two or more races,” with a large share of those likely identifying at least in part as white. The difference here is between an exclusive and inclusive definition of whiteness.via Study: overhyped media narratives about America’s fading white majority fuel anxiety
There was a time when those who were Irish, Italian and Slavic were not considered white. This is in keeping with American traditions in letting people be white over time.
Hurricane season begins in two weeks, but little has been done since last year’s devastating storms to make vulnerable communities more resilient.America Is Not Ready for This (Again)
who could have guessed that it would be hurricane season again?