There Is No Bottom

Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity. — Dr. James P. Phillips, MD (@DrPhillipsMD) October 4, 2020

NYT Has an Op-Ed Problem

Hypothetically speaking, I do not wish to see an op-ed titled “The Only Good Cop is a Dead Cop,” nor am I remotely interested in engaging in debate with its author, even if their views would provide a fuller and more varied perspective on current public opinion. — sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) June 4, 2020

We’re in Bad Hands

THREAD — A timeline of Trump’s coronavirus statements: Jan. 22: “It’s going to be just fine. We have it totally under control.” Jan. 24: “It will all work out well.” Jan. 30: “We think we have it very well under control.” — Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 17, 2020

Trump’s View of Justice

In this case, Trump is just the embodiment of the broader population’s view of the justice system. That it’s meant to be “won” by appointing more of your friends than your enemies can appoint theirs. Pool report: Trump was asked about losing in court today. “I’ve had a great track record. … within a couple […]

Foreign Government Assistance

Per FiveThirtyEight: A YouGov/Economist poll released Wednesday found that 52 percent of Americans said it is inappropriate for the president to request a foreign government open an investigation into a potential political opponent. (By contrast, 22 percent said it was appropriate, and 26 percent said they weren’t sure.) Wait, what? (Emphasis mine.) What the hell […]

Two-Face Gonna Two-Face

Which brings us to the unique problem of Central American asylum. The Trump admin is in an interesting bind in this region, as they’d have us believe that 1) MS-13 are bloodthirsty “animals” who chop up little girls for fun 2) Asylum seekers are lying about the dangers of MS-13 — Matt Cameron ? (@matt_cam) […]

Service Members Kids

Something about this Trump admin really enjoys going after children. Children in cages. Kids born to military parents not being granted citizenship. USCIS confirms: As of October 29, children born to U.S. service members outside of the U.S. will no longer be automatically considered citizens. Their parents will have to apply for citizenship on their […]

Border Fence

From the Washington Post: He also has told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly, those officials said. Ah yes, our “rule of law” President. The president has told senior aides that a failure to deliver on the signature […]