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Polarity And The Burning Of The Reichstag

In the previous posting Analysis looked at the lame duck fever in Ohio, the symptoms of which did not appear until after the midterm election. Ohio is not alone though it differs somewhat from its “rust belt” neighbors, Michigan and Wisconsin. 786 more words

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‘Siege warfare’: Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils

Robert Costa and Phillip Rucker report in the Washington Post:

A growing number of Republicans fear that a battery of new revelations in the far-reaching Russia investigation has dramatically heightened the legal and political danger to Donald Trump’s presidency — and threatens to consume the rest of the party, as well.

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addendum: note to tim scott

oh, golly, the party of racial justice is at it again:

Republican state Rep. David Stringer… told that “racial tension” and multiculturalism made institutions like the military and the education system weaker and that immigration should be capped to “create more opportunity for assimilation, so it’s not too much too fast” …

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in which we ask tim scott what year it is

tim scott, republican senator from south carolina and the only black republican currently serving in the united states senate, has said some lovely things recently in the wall street journal (which i’m getting from other sources because paywall) following his decision to oppose appointing a truly repulsive character, thomas farr, to the federal bench. 270 more words

Quote of the Day

From Preet Bharara, the fired U.S. attorney from the Southern District of New York:

“Inspiring reminder: In America anyone can grow up and become Individual-1.”

Humor

Mueller outlines Cohen Russia contacts and illegal payoffs to women

Jon Swaine and Tom McCarthy report in the Guardian:

One of Donald Trump’s closest advisers spoke during the 2016 election campaign with a Russian offering help from Moscow and a meeting with the Russian president, 

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Heather Nauert Says Visit to “It’s a Small World” Ride Qualifies Her For U.N. Job

Satire from The Borowitz Report (Not the News) by Andy Borowitz:

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Pushing back against criticism of her lack of diplomatic experience, Donald J. 207 more words

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