Entries by Anne Laurie

Russiagate Open Thread: Late Friday News Drop…

Judge Ellis let the Manafort jurors go home at 5pm, because one of them had an evening engagement… Great guy, barely know him, terrific individual https://t.co/jPW1muaft6 — Rebecca Ingber (@becingber) August 17, 2018   Meanwhile, looks like this is the next guy up: SCOOP via @CarolLeonnig @devlinbarrett @nakashimae @jdawsey1 -> GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation […]

Friday Evening Open Thread: SPACE FORCE! Forces Space!

Riveted by the sociological significance of it all… BREAKING: Pentagon says military parade proposed for Veterans Day delayed at least until 2019. — The Associated Press (@AP) August 17, 2018 I've been told that Kelly is "freaking out over the cost." Trump's military parade was originally advertised as costing $12 million. It's basically ballooned to […]

Late Night Open Thread: Trump Is Also Bad for Domestic Relationships

“If the president were simply mediocre or even bad, I’d have nothing to say. This is much different.” – George Conway pic.twitter.com/t7BQGtZ9kF — Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 15, 2018 She works for Trump and he can’t stand him. At home with George and Kellyanne Conway.https://t.co/0ID2qyiadE — Ben Terris (@bterris) August 15, 2018 First time I […]

Russiagate Open Thread: The Manafort Jury Is Out

No, the Manafort trial did not disappoint. It painted a portrait of an operative who blithely defrauded his own government while working for pro-Russian entities—a striking microcosm of the question at the heart of the sprawling Russia investigation. https://t.co/pzI6ULwqYc — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) August 16, 2018   Who’s betting on a particularly busy / toxic […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Sail On, Sail On, O Mighty Ship of State!

Longfellow published the poem quoted in Cohen’s song in 1849, another bad divided era of American history. We survived the inevitable conflict that was brewing then, and if we have the same courage and dedication, we’ll survive this one as well. (Hopefully with less bloodshed, since we’ve got that earlier example to remind us.) From […]

#QAnon and ‘the Church of Trump’: A Grifter Runs Through It

Who is QAnon? Let's look to the folks who brought the conspiracy off the chans and to grandmas on Facebook, cashing in along the way. https://t.co/VXPEs1lDuS — Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) August 14, 2018 “Pushing the theory on to bigger platforms proved to be the key to Qanon’s spread — and the originators’ financial gain”: In […]