… is a very interesting read. Details here.
Meanwhile, the Rachel Maddow Interview: Continue reading Comey’s Book
Among the most meaningful words spoken on the West Wing. Continue reading … looking for a mind at work.
LOL. This would all be unnecessary if he had Town Meetings. Or, if he simply was defeated by Dean Phillips in November: Continue reading What is it like to call Erik Paulsen
Congratulations to citizen Adam Jennings for running a fantastic campaign in the Third Congressional District DFL!
Adam reminds us of the essential nature of the Democratic Leader. He embodies the spirit of Lettered Democrats and Progressives Past (JFK, RFK, FDR, and even TR and possibly LBJ on a very good day). The Jennings campaign did not prevail at today’s Congressional District convention, but they made an excellent showing, and many left the hall thinking, “Adam’s got to run for something important, soon.” My recommendation for a future run: Start calling yourself AJ. It flows.
Congratulations to Endorsed Congressional Candidate Dean Phillips for also running a fantastic campaign in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. A somewhat more fantastic campaign, apparently, winning the 60% super majority needed to gain the DFL Endorsement on the first ballot! Continue reading Today’s Minnesota Third Congressional District Convention
I’ve been cautious about predicting what Trump will do next, and when I do predict I’m usually wrong, because he is so random. But right now I’ve got a strong feeling that he is about to make a move on Mueller.
I know, I know, it’s been looking that way all along so saying that now is meaningless. But not really, because now is now and before was then. I know I know, he can’t do it because the law says he can’t. Well, wrong. That has never been true. I know, I know, it will be like the Saturday Night Massacre all over again. But no, that play has been made by Trump and it failed. Nixon had the balls to make the SNM work, and when Trump did the same thing he got told to sit down because he is basically a bully, and thus, spineless. So, he’ll be doing it a different way. Continue reading Cover the fans, the sh*t is coming
When you see an election result like “98%” for a sitting president who is actually a dictator do not assume that this dictator would have lost the election had the election been fair.
I lived in Zaire. Mobotu Sese Seku Kuku Kibombe, the arch-typical syphilitic dictator, the model for all the other African dictators found in real life and fiction, would win by 99% every time he ran. He did that because of two things. Continue reading How Trump Gets To Be Dictator
Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and leaves long-lasting physical and emotional scars. During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves not only to lifting the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding sexual violence, but also to raising awareness, expanding support for victims, and strengthening our response. Continue reading Presidential Proclamation: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Trump camp is claiming that Donald Trump has made huge strides in stemming human trafficking, and they have been comparing Trump’s numbers to Obama’s numbers. However, the claim is false and pernicious. Continue reading The Truth About Trump’s Human Trafficking Claim
A core Democratic Party value, it seems, is to not talk about health insurance reform. This is at odds with the rapidly developing grassroots movement that insists that we talk about almost nothing but health insurance reform, until we get it fixed. And, for a majority of Americans, fixing it means going to a universal, single payer plan. Continue reading Are health insurance companies pulling the wool over our progressive eyes?
The world of power was built to make men, not women, comfortable. In the just released book Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, Jennifer Palmieri explains how those rules are going to change. Continue reading Dear Madam President
In a single picture: Continue reading How Democrats Lost, How Democrats Will Win
Steve Benen, of the Rachel Maddow Show, notes, Continue reading Trump should watch The West Wing for pro tips
Here is the US’s new national security adviser talking about guns in the Motherland.
Let me know when you are done watching this, then I’ll explain why it is funny.