“The Bible says, ‘If you do this to the least of these, you do it to me,’ ” Sheila said, quoting Jesus. “But the least of these are Americans, not the ones crossing the border.”
Family Separation, Evil Via Policy and The Internal Contradictions of Trumpism
Performative cruelty and channel separation. This is excellent analysis.
Trump Showed Kim Jong Un A Fake Movie Trailer Starring The Two Of Them As Heroes
‘Fox & Friends,’ stuck with Donald Trump for all eternity
How the White House’s Tolerance for Wife-Beaters Exposed That It Was Harboring Counterintelligence Threats – emptywheel
Trump’s Hair Illusion Came Undone and We All Missed It
There is no strategy to Trump’s Twitter feed; he is not trying to distract the media. He is being distracted. He darts with quark-like speed from topic to topic in his tweets because that’s how cable news works.
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President
This is the excerpt from the upcoming book and it is NUTS.
This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold
Denial Is Not A Strategy for Confronting North Korea
The Globalized Jitters
All the cool kids have anxiety disorders these days. I’m not claiming that this makes me one of them. Correlation, as we all know, does not imply causation, and I am reliably informed that the cool kids also understand Snapchat, wear floral jumpsuits, and know how to talk to people they fancy without pulling a face like a spaniel on acid.
Richard Painter says the DOJ demands on AT&T and CNN are ‘impeachable offense’
“ATT – Time Warner should take DOJ to court ASAP. Demand discovery of all Trump/WH communications on this deal,” Painter, an outspoken Trump critic, wrote, adding, “Use of antitrust enforcement power to punish CNN for exercise of First Amendment rights is an impeachable offense. The time is now.”
“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”
Should We Be Punching Nazis?
Nazis deserve to get punched. A few sucker punches here and there probably send a salutary message. But it’s not always wise to give people what they deserve.
Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run
Trump’s Council of C.E.O.s in Disarray Following Remarks on Protest
Was just spouting off to y about how I expected all of his CEOs on advisory councils to have resigned by now, and at least that is in motion.
‘The moment when it really started to feel insane’: An oral history of the Scaramucci era
Via Funkaoshi. Looks like I picked a heck of a ten days to go on vacation and then get sick. My favourite part is “Pickle”.
Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon
Wow. Trump hires the top people.
Goodnight, sweet wince.
Experts Analyze Trump’s Handshakes
Some of these are truly exceptional
Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim
This headline would make an unwatchable romcom
Trump Stumbling into War in Syria
The U.S. now finds itself in a much more dangerous situation in the Middle East, where the war against ISIS, which has broad bipartisan support, could become a wider regional conflict of the type that Trump specifically promised to avoid.
Power Causes Brain Damage
Subjects under the influence of power, he found in studies spanning two decades, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people’s point of view.
Recapping a stunningly bad two weeks for the Trump White House
It really has been quite a ride