One of the most important Tuesdays ever

A reminder: The most interesting incident Tuesday morning was my walking to a building on Thirty-fourth Street to enter a booth and push levers on a voting machine. I have never understood why anybody passes up that bargain. It doesn’t cost a cent, and for that couple of minutes, you’re the star of the show, …

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This should be handy

The Republicans are worried about the November elections, and they’ve got good reason. They’ve ginned up talking points about the horror show which might occur if Democrats win the House and begin doing real oversight of the Trump Administration. Axios obtained a copy of them. It’s interesting that the GOP didn’t do any original work …

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Trump is getting worse

As bad as we thought he might be, he’s becoming infinitely worse. So writes Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post, and it’s impossible to disagree. What’s really terrifying is that the Republicans in Congress are mostly quiescent. They’re either afraid of Trump’s 35%-of-voters base or they really don’t give a damn about what Tillerson’s done …

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Cover up!

The House Intelligence Committee (that title is now revealed to be an oxymoron) has concluded that, by golly, nobody in the Trump campaign ever did anything really bad with those Russians whom they met for the purpose of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton at Trump Tower in the summer of 2016. Perish the thought! “We …

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A compendium of greed

The Boston Globe’s columnist Michael A. Cohen has compiled a list of some of the more egregious instances of corruption in the Trump Cabinet. It’s got the highlights, from the first-class plane tickets to the dining room set to the excessive use of security details. It’s instructive to see them all laid out in one …

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Big election night for Va. Dems

The Democrats won all the statewide races in Virginia on Tuesday, from Governor to Lieutenant Governor to Attorney General. That in itself is pretty impressive, but here’s what’s downright astonishing: the party may very well take control of the Virginia House of Delegates. That’s the lower house of the legislature, the one in which Republicans …

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Voter suppression is the civil rights issue of this era – The Washington Post

From today’s Washington Post: The events in Charlottesville and the president’s apologia for the right-wing extremists there should mobilize anyone passionate about civil rights. There would be no better target for their energies than the clear and present danger to the most fundamental right in any democracy: the vote. Absolutely correct. We need to start …

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Contest everything

After Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, VA, where a mob of white supremacists and Klansmen felt so enabled by the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and the elevation of Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to the highest levels of power in the Trump Administration that they could march unmasked and …

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