Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Resign Nikki

The Daily Beast: Nikki Haley, Great Pushback. Now Resign on Principle.

'Change Of Heart'

Teddy Thompson

'Dimming Of The Day'

Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson

Post Truth

Salon: Donald Trump just contradicted himself on why he fired James Comey - Trump offers 2 different reasons as to why he fired his FBI director by Charlie May

The Onion - Hannity Claims Relationship With Cohen Never Went Past Payment For Legal Advice, Defense Strategy In Criminal Cases

The Onion: Hannity Claims Relationship With Cohen Never Went Past Payment For Legal Advice, Defense Strategy In Criminal Cases

Galactic Butterfly Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy

'Voices Carry'

'Til Tuesday - live version

Have An Excellent Wednesday - And I Mean It

work by Yulia Ustinova, crocheted sculptures

Lawrence O'Donnell - Ex-DOJ Official - Trump's Head Will Spin 360 Degrees Over Lawyers

Rachel Maddow - FBI Sought 'Papers Of The President' In Michael Cohen Searches

Big One

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump tips off that he thinks today is the big one by Bill Palmer

Watergate To Trump

Guardian UK: 'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate? As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signs

Of Course

Guardian UK: Trump accuses Stormy Daniels of 'a total con job' with artist's sketch - Drawing purports to show man who threatened porn star - President makes rare comment about actor who claims affair

Public Schools In Declines

NY Times: 25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools
Broken laptops, books held together with duct tape, an art teacher who makes watercolors by soaking old markers.

No Apologies

NY Times: Barbara Bush, a First Lady Without Apologies By Jon Meacham

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET the DOW is +88 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Trump bashes TPP; Tesla's Model 3 ambitions; Starbucks shutdown by Ivana Kottasová

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

'Voices Carry'

'Til Tuesday


WCVB5 ABC: Boston researchers reverse aging in mice, study shows

Stephen Colbert - Comey Compared Donald Trump To A Mafia Boss

Stephen Colbert - Sean Hannity Forgot To Mention Something


Axios: Trump’s make-it-go-away guy

Where's Keith

The Daily Beast: The Trump Super Fixer Who ‘Knows Where All the Bodies Are Buried’ - Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller keeps cropping up in allegations about his boss’ personal life, from affairs with porn stars to Russian offers of prostitutes. by Kate Briquelet

Web Of Stupidity

Salon: Sean Hannity, Michael Cohen and Donald Trump: Three amigos, tangled in a web of stupidity - Maybe Fox News’ biggest name is just a footnote in this scandal. But nothing about his explanation is convincing by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Comey Suddenly Realizes Entire Book Just A Subconscious Defense Mechanism To Hide His True Feelings

The Onion: Comey Suddenly Realizes Entire Book Just A Subconscious Defense Mechanism To Hide His True Feelings

The Superhero Robot Valkyrie R5 From Nasa That Will Go In The Mars Trip

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Yvonne Walker Keshick, all made with quills.

Lawrence O'Donnell - Avenatti On Trump Legal Setback And "Remarkable' Court Moment

Rachel Maddow - Trump Attorney Michael Cohen's Secret 'Client #3' Is Sean Hannity

Morning Joe - Sean Hannity Downplays Relationship, But Is Someone Lying?


The Palmer Report: Sean Hannity seems to think he’s been caught on a FISA wiretap

Another Sick Man

Guardian UK: Scott Pruitt's $43,000 'privacy booth' violated spending laws, watchdog finds - Purchase of a soundproof booth for EPA chief violates federal law that prohibits spending more than $5,000 on office improvements


Guardian UK: California police kill black father with barrage of bullets in Walmart parking lot - The killing of 26-year-old Diante Yarber, who is believed to have been unarmed, is being called a brutal case of excessive police force

The Tape

NY Times: Lordy, Is There a Tape? By Michelle Goldberg
The possible existence of the tape isn’t relevant because it would prove that Trump is sexually debauched and longs to desecrate everything Obama touched; we already know that.


NY Times: Comey Is Trump’s Ultimate Victory By Frank Bruni
...Trump...has define leadership downward and establish new norms of behavior for political candidates and government officials. Everyone is out for himself or herself. No gambit is too tawdry and no accusation too speculative, not if the television cameras approve.

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +214 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The DOW is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: China hits US sorghum; Tesla's pause; Goldman Sachs earnings by Ivana Kottasová

Monday, April 16, 2018


NY Times: Judge Rejects Trump’s Request to Review Seized Cohen Materials By BENJAMIN WEISER and ALAN FEUER


NY Times: Sean Hannity Is Named as Michael Cohen’s Client By ALAN FEUER and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
Before Mr. Hannity’s name was revealed in the courtroom, Mr. Ryan had argued that the mysterious third client would be “embarrassed” to be identified as a client of Mr. Cohen’s.

Itty Bitty Conflict Of Interest

Newsweek: Sean Hannity: All the Times Host Defended Michael Cohen Without Revealing He Was Trump Lawyer’s Client
Hannity also had former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on his program comparing the Cohen raids to the Nazi’s Gestapo police.

Ivan Ilyin

NY Review Of Books: Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism by Timothy Snyder
According to Ilyin, liberation would arise not from understanding history, but from eliminating it. (sound familiar)

His imagination was soon captured by Benito Mussolini’s March on Rome, the coup d’état that brought the world’s first fascist regime. Ilyin was convinced that bold gestures by bold men could begin to undo the flawed character of existence.

The only way to prevent the spread of evil was to crush middle classes, eradicate their civil society, and transform their individualist and universalist understanding of law into a consciousness of national submission.

...a spirit of murder replaces a spirit of mercy.


The Daily Beast: Michael Cohen Represented Sean Hannity, Lawyers Reveal


The Daily Beast: ‘Rip Him Apart’: Trump Glued to James Comey Book Blitz as Feud Escalates - The president isn’t just obsessively blasting on Twitter the FBI director he fired—behind the scenes, he’s encouraging attacks and in all likelihood hate-watching Comey on ‘20/20.’ by Asawin Suebsaeng


The Daily Beast: John Oliver Goes Off on Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Syria Tweets - The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host sadly could not weigh in on former FBI director James Comey’s sit-down interview with George Stephanopoulos—though he did… a bit. by Marlow Stern

'Fare Thee Well'

Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers

'I Was Young When I Left Home'

Marcus Mumford


Salon: Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels and the collapse of Donald Trump’s long con - Despite Trump’s war of words with James Comey, the real threat to his presidency will unfold in a courtroom by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Flower Freaking Out After Realizing There’s A Bee On It

The Onion: Flower Freaking Out After Realizing There’s A Bee On It


EurekAlert: Once upon a time, an exoplanet was discovered - Personal recollections of an astrophysicist shed new light on the 1995 discovery on 51 Pegasi b by Springer

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Arthur Mathews

Morning Joe - NYT Ed Board Comments On If Trump Tries To Kill Mueller

Morning Joe - Trump's Approval Down Among Most Groups


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump is suddenly obsessed with prison by Bill Palmer


Guardian UK: Man pictured with Michael Cohen group accused of racist threat in 1998 - Black parking attendant alleged that Jerry Rotonda repeatedly used racial slurs and threatened to hit her for giving him a $20 ticket

Five Things

Guardian UK: Five things we learned from the James Comey interview - The former FBI director was not afraid to talk in detail about Donald Trump, his own family and the alleged pee tape
Yes, he will talk about prostitutes and the supposed pee tape


NY Times: Dislike Comey, Despise Trump by Charles M. Blow


NY Times: James Comey’s Interview on ABC’s ‘20/20’: Annotated Excerpts
"It’s certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice. It would depend and — and I’m just a witness in this case, not the investigator or prosecutor, it would depend upon other things that reflected on his intent."

Morally Unfit

NY Times: Comey, in Interview, Calls Trump ‘Morally Unfit’ and ‘Stain’ on All Around Him 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版 By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER

The Market On Monday

  At 9:40 a.m. ET the DOW is +163 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market opened significantly higher.

CNN: GM cutting 1,500 jobs at Ohio plant amid falling demand for small cars by Chris Isidore

The Ryan Legacy

CNN: Trillion-dollar budget deficits will make next recession more painful by Matt Egan and Danielle Wiener-Bronner


  This is from November.

Elite Trader: Robert Mueller’s Brilliant Strategy for Outmaneuvering Trump Pardons - The president cannot save Paul Manafort. By Jed Handelsman Shugerman

Check It Out


Friday, April 13, 2018


  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

work by Jo In Hyuk

Wag The Dog

NY Times: Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack By HELENE COOPER, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and BEN HUBBARD

Exposed Nerve

NY Times: Trump Sees Inquiry Into Cohen as Greater Threat Than Mueller By MATT APUZZO, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MAGGIE HABERMAN and EILEEN SULLIVA


Chris Hayes on Trump's crazed McCabe tweet -

"If there’s one thing Trump won’t tolerate, it’s lies."


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s base can’t save him now by Bill Palmer


NY Magazine: I’m a Peeliever and You Should Be, Too By Jonathan Chait

Under Criminal Investigation

KTLA: Trump’s Personal Attorney Michael Cohen ‘Under Criminal Investigation’: DOJ


Salon: Here’s why James Comey’s book is the talk of the country - There’s a scathing portrait of the president — and it’s coming from a man who wanted loyalty by Matthew Rozsa

The Onion - ‘Look, Just Tell Us Who To Kill,’ Snaps U.S. General As Trump Enters 20th Minute Of Rambling Answer On Syria

The Onion: ‘Look, Just Tell Us Who To Kill,’ Snaps U.S. General As Trump Enters 20th Minute Of Rambling Answer On Syria

The Onion: Scott Pruitt Defends Use Of 1st Armored Division For Trip To Dry-Cleaner


Yahoo: Comedian Randy Credico says Trump adviser Roger Stone threatened his dog by Michael Isikoff

Huge Turbines

Vox: These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future. The latest model has blades longer than football fields. By David Roberts

Have An Excellent Friday


Lawrence O'Donnell - Comey Book - Trump Wanted Prostitute Story Proven False

Rachel Maddow - Mueller Report On Trump Obstruction Takes Shape Ahead Of Schedule

One Can Hope

The Palmer Report: Robert Mueller is busting the National Enquirer by Bill Palmer

Slime Ball Trump

NY Times: Trump attacks 'slimeball' Comey after new book likens president to mafia boss - Trump tweets: ‘James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR’ - ABC shows clip of Comey discussing Trump prostitution allegation
Comey went on: “And then he says something that distracted me because he said, you know, ‘If there’s even a 1% chance my wife thinks that’s true, that’s terrible.’

“‘And I remember thinking, ‘How could your wife think there’s a 1% chance you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?’”


NY Times: Trump Wants Back Into the TPP. Not So Fast, Say Members. By KEITH BRADSHER
“If the United States genuinely did wish to re-enter, that would trigger another process of engagement and negotiation,” Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand...

The House

NY Times: Will Democrats Win the House? Ask Texas
Predominantly Republican and perversely gerrymandered, the Lone Star State is where Democrats send their dreams to die.

The Market On Friday

CNN: Trump on TPP; Bank earnings; Volkswagen shakeup by Ivana Kottasová
Oil futures jumped almost 1% after the International Energy Agency said a global oil glut is close to disappearing. OPEC and its allies had been working to reduce the surplus.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

'Der Kommissar'

After The Fire

'Der Kommissar'



Short, sweet, and read aloud.

The Poetry Foundation: Salt and Pepper

Comey's Book

NY Times: James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive. By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”

"...a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.”

Ya Think

CNN: Bernstein: Trump presiding over cover-up

TPP Redux

NY Times: Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership By ANA SWANSON


Axios: Pompeo says he could imagine a ground invasion of North Korea

What Happens

The Daily Beast: Chart: This Is What Happens If Trump Fires Mueller - The president can’t get rid of the special counsel on his own. Trying to do it would set off a chain of events that would convulse the country. by Jay Michaelson and Sarah Rogers


Salon: Trump, Bolton and the looming threat of war with Russia: Could the president’s corruption save us? Torn between BFF Vladimir Putin and his war-mongering new adviser, Trump faces a fateful choice — on Twitter by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Congress Reassures Nervous Zuckerberg They Won’t Actually Do Anything About This

The Onion: Congress Reassures Nervous Zuckerberg They Won’t Actually Do Anything About This


Recode: SpaceX’s valuation is expected to climb to $24 billion - At the new mark, SpaceX would be the third-highest-valued private company in the United States. By Theodore Schleifer

More Trump Dirt

AP News: $30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip

Have An Excellent Thursday

work by Roy Lichtenstein - earlier period

Lawrence O'Donnell - Paul Ryan Is The Worst House Speaker Ever

Rachel Maddow - Paul Ryan Legacy Gives Lie To Beltway's Deficit Hawk Mythology


The Palmer Report: The presidential line of succession is basically toast by Bill Palmer

Republican Eric Greitens

Guardian UK: Woman testifies sexual encounter with Missouri governor was aggressive and unwanted - Investigators were told Eric Greitens also threatened to distribute an explicit photo of the woman and called her derogatory names
The governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter with his hairdresser and threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about it, according to testimony from the woman released Wednesday.


Guardian UK: Robert Mueller: 300,000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel - More than 800 ‘emergency’ rallies around the country prepared - Protests also triggered if Trump replaces deputy attorney general

Not Normal

NY Times: Signs of a Political Armageddon By Charles M. Blow
This is not the behavior of an innocent man. This is not the behavior of a “normal” president.


NY Times: Paul Ryan Upends Republican Hopes and Plans for Midterm Elections By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
...signaling that the political convulsions of the Trump era are taking a grave toll on the right...

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. DOW futures are +151 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Global risks; Trade in focus; Facebook win by Ivana Kottasová

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


FOX News: Deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow resigns on Bolton's third day at White House By Brooke Singman

'Battlefield Amputation'

Curtis Eller's American Circus

Not Human

BBC: More than half your body is not human By James Gallagher

Give It Up

Salon: Is Paul Ryan’s retirement a sign Republicans are giving up? With all the GOP has against it, Paul Ryan’s retirement is a clear sign to one expert by Matthew Rozsa
"This will be interpreted as almost a concession that the Republicans will lose the House.." (said) Larry Sabato

The Onion - Man With Backed-Up Shower Drain Enjoys Luxurious Foot Soak

The Onion: Man With Backed-Up Shower Drain Enjoys Luxurious Foot Soak

Et Tu, Brute?

NBC News: Zuckerberg says his data was part of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal - Zuckerberg faced a tough reception at the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday morning by Alyssa Newcomb

True Dat

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Wangechi Mutu

Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump Tried Again To Fire Mueller

Rachel Maddow - Exclusive - Letter Shows Mueller Asked For Boente Interview

GOP Panic

The Palmer Report: GOP hits the panic button as Robert Mueller moves in on Donald Trump by Bill Palmer


Guardian UK: Mark Zuckerberg vows to fight election meddling in marathon Senate grilling - Facebook’s CEO appeared before Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal to address concerns over users’ data

Unstable Trump

Guardian UK: Trump tells Russia to get ready for US missile strikes in Syria - US president’s incendiary tweet comes as Kremlin warns military action could heighten instability

Seething Baby Trump

NY Times: Trump Seethes, and the Rest of Us Should Tremble By Frank Bruni
We haven’t been in a safe space since Nov. 8, 2016, but we’re in especially dangerous territory now. President Trump seems closer than ever to decisions that could plunge the country into crisis.

Good Riddance

NY Times: Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election in November By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS

The Market On Wednesday

  At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -225 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: Now Wall Street's worried about real war by Matt Egan

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pro Mueller TV Ad - Republicans For The Rule Of Law

  Pretty wimpy really, could stand to be at least modestly hard hitting. It appears to be for the people that know nothing about Mueller or who think he is a Democrat. This is William Kristol's baby.

The Law

NY Times: The Law Is Coming, Mr. Trump

The Question - Asked Today

Yahoo News: Will Trump Resign? Sarah Sanders Calls it a 'Ridiculous Question' by Greg Price


NY Times: Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, MATT APUZZO, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, SHARON LaFRANIERE and MAGGIE HABERMAN


CNBC: Fox offices in London raided by European Commission investigators by Christine Wang

The Borowitz Report - Trump Sends National Guard To His Accountant’s Office

New Yorker: Trump Sends National Guard to His Accountant’s Office By Andy Borowitz

2016 Again

  Noam Chomsky is unimpressed with the idea that Russian manipulation was the cause of Trump's 2016 victory. He points to this article as a better source for understanding the why's of that victory.

Institute For New Economic Thinking: Industrial Structure and Party Competition in an Age of Hunger Games: Donald Trump and the 2016 Presidential Election


Institute For New Economic Thinking: Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell, U.S. Elections, the Future of Humanity, and More By Lynn Parramore


Institute For New Economic Thinking: The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools By Lynn Parramore

'It Might As Well Be Spring'

Sarah Vaughan featuring Miles Davis

Laura Update

The Wrap: SlimFast Is 21st Sponsor to Drop Laura Ingraham’s Show After David Hogg Uproar - Ingraham returned to Fox News on Monday, but the fallout isn’t over by Itay Hod


The Boston Globe: Trump unhinged by raid on Michael Cohen


The Boston Globe: FBI raid was a rare, aggressive move, but also a carefully vetted one, specialists say

Over And Out

The Daily Beast: FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life - The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up. by Rick Wilson
If Cohen had a lump of coal in his ass the moment those search warrants arrived, he could have popped out a diamond.😄

The Onion - Facebook Informs Data Leak Victims Whether They Need To Burn Down House, Cut Off Fingerprints, Start Anew

The Onion: Facebook Informs Data Leak Victims Whether They Need To Burn Down House, Cut Off Fingerprints, Start Anew


CBS: Americans are skeptical Facebook can protect user data - CBS News poll

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Warren Keelan

Lawrence O'Donnell - Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Reacts To Michael Cohen FBI Raid

Morning Joe - Michael Cohen Raid Like A Nuclear Strike, Says Senator


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump isn’t even functioning

Trump Is Fake News

Guardian UK: New York Times editor says Trump attacks on press are out of control - Trump on Washington Post: ‘story after story is made up garbage’ - Dean Baquet: Times and Post will ‘fight to the death on daily stories’

Trump Is Sick

Guardian UK: Trump decries 'attack on our country' after FBI raids his lawyer's office - Agents seize records and communication between Michael Cohen and president, prompting extraordinary scene at White House
... he said, by “the most biased group of people” with “the biggest conflicts of interest I’ve ever seen”.


NY Times: Trump Keeps Breaking the Rules
When Trump believes it’s convenient for him to break a rule, he often just decides that the rule doesn’t matter.

Reckless Presidency

  Trump's words are about as reckless as it gets, he is lying.

NY Times: Trump Denounces F.B.I. Raid on His Lawyer’s Office as ‘Attack on Our Country’ By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
President Trump angrily unloaded on his top law enforcement officials on Monday night, complaining that the F.B.I. “broke into” the office of Michael D. Cohen, his personal lawyer, and assailing two early-morning raids as a “disgraceful situation” and an “attack on our country in a true sense.”

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are +301 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: China's car tariffs pledge; Zuckerberg testifies; Oil up by Ivana Kottasová

Monday, April 09, 2018


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump totally blindsided by Robert Mueller’s raid on Michael Cohen


NY Times: F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen By MATT APUZZO


CNBC: FBI raids the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen by Dan Mangan and Kevin Breuninger

'On the Nature of Daylight'

Max Richter - if you saw the movie 'Arrival', this music was part of the soundtrack.


Growing Young Man

two scoops, three scoops, four scoops.


The Wrap: Ace Hardware Quietly Drops Laura Ingraham’s Show (Exclusive) Retailer becomes 19th company to sever ties with Fox News show by Itay Hod


The Wrap: Another Conservative TV Host Loses Advertisers After Targeting Parkland Survivor David Hogg - St. Louis broadcaster Jamie Allman tweeted that he wanted to “ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass” — and things went downhill from there by Jon Levine


Salon: Presidential historian Gil Troy: Donald Trump has committed “a crime against the American people” - Scholar Gil Troy says it’s not too late for Trump to change — but history will judge his enablers harshly by Chauncey DeVega
He was born on third base and thought he hit a triple.

The Onion - Aging Father Struggling To Keep Family’s Personal Failings Straight

The Onion: Aging Father Struggling To Keep Family’s Personal Failings Straight


CBS News: Facebook to notify users if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica
Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds.


538: The Moscow Midterms - How Russia could steal our next election. By Clare Malone

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Dominique Fortin

Morning Joe - What A 'Democratic Recession' Means For The World

Morning Joe - On John Bolton's First Day, How Does US Respond To Syria?


The Palmer Report: The real reason Donald Trump has finally attacked Vladimir Putin by Bill Palmer


Guardian UK: James Comey treads fine line as book set to turn up heat on Trump - The former FBI director’s book tour to promote A Higher Loyalty is likely to fuel claims that the president obstructed justice but will also put his own actions under scrutiny
Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, which promises “never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career”...


Guardian UK: Syria: UK and allies working on rapid response to chemical attack - No 10 warns Russia not to obstruct OPCW investigation into Douma incident while Corbyn calls for political solution
“The reports of a chemical weapons attack are deeply disturbing. It’s vital that they must be urgently investigated and the international community must respond."


NY Times: Unicorns of the Intellectual Right By Paul Krugman organizations are looking for unicorns: serious, honest, conservative intellectuals with real influence. Forty or fifty years ago, such people did exist. But now they don’t.

Horror Show

NY Times: Horror of Being Governed by ‘Fox & Friends’
“Fox & Friends” has essentially become Donald Trump’s daily briefing.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +141 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Deutsche Bank CEO is out; Big pharma deal; Markets calm by Ivana Kottasová



Friday, April 06, 2018


  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

work by Jo In Hyuk


Salon: Yes, a blue wave is coming — but that doesn’t mean Donald Trump is facing political doom - Trump is an extraordinary president — but he hasn’t transformed the political landscape as much as you think by Jerry Taylor


The Daily Beast: Why Mueller Named a Russian Oligarch in Court - The Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury on Friday may not be the only ones who interest Mueller as he looks for ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. by Amy Knight

Before The EPA

Fortune: How the United States Looked Before the EPA by Kacy Burdette


Salon: Trump sends National Guard to the border: All that to appease Ann Coulter? Trump’s base is angry that he totally caved on funding the wall. Instead of flowers, he’s sending soldiers by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Black Father Gives Son The Talk About Holding Literally Any Object

The Onion: Black Father Gives Son The Talk About Holding Literally Any Object


Fox News: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is three times the size of France and growing, study finds

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Helen Sear

Lawrence O'Donnell - Avenatti Reacts To Mueller/Cohen News, Trump's Stormy Comments

Rachel Maddow - Icahn Role Shows Common Thread In Pruitt Ethics, Policy Scandals


The Palmer Report: Robert Mueller has secretly been seizing Trump-Russia bank accounts since last year by Bill Palmer

Trump's Fake News

Guardian UK: Trump defends Mexican rapists claim during conspiracy-laden speech - The president threw out his script at West Virginia event, speaking of voter ‘conspiracy theory’ and referencing his infamous 2015 remarks

I Know Nothing

Guardian UK: Donald Trump denies knowing of $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels - President: ‘You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen’ why he paid porn star - Payment was allegedly to buy silence about a sexual relationship


NY Times: Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies By GARDINER HARRIS
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle for interference in the 2016 election and other Russian aggressions.

Damaging Democracy

NY Times: The True Damage of Trump’s ‘Fake News’

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -201 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly lower. Trump's bizarre uninformed messing with the world economy continues to rattle the market.

CNN: Dow set for a big drop as trade war fears return by Nathaniel Meyersohn

Thursday, April 05, 2018



New York: Mueller (Quietly) Keeps Turning Up the Heat By Cristian Farias


  Dinner plates made from leaves, very eco-friendly.

Amazon: Leaf Republic

High Five

Forbes: Rachel Maddow Beats Sean Hannity, Takes Title As Most-Watched Cable News Host by Mark Joyella


The Daily Beast: Third Republican Member of Congress Calls for Scott Pruitt's Resignation - Rep. Elise Stefanik said so at a town hall meeting Thursday, joining fellow GOP Reps. Curbelo and Ros-Lehtinen. by Gideon Resnick


Salon: Why Mueller’s move on Trump is the beginning of the endgame - The special prosecutor’s findings will probably be public before the midterm elections by Jefferson Morley, Alternet

The Onion - How Trade Wars Work

  Poignantly humorous in a time of economic chaos brought about by Twittler

The Onion: How Trade Wars Work


NPR: Kremlin Calls Facebook's Removal Of Russian Pages And Ads Censorship

Have An Excellent Thursday

work by Vladimir Dunjic