Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: President Obama Orders A “Full Review” of Russian Election Hacking

President Obama has ordered a full review of Russian election hacking https://t.co/LuSXeHwcTY — Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 9, 2016 In a move essential to guarantee confidence in our electoral process, and also the proud political tradition of “Make ‘Em Deny It”, per CNN: President Barack Obama has ordered a full review into hacking by the Russians […]

Open Thread: No Bread for the Mobs, But Plenty of Circus

Coming shortly on NYT briefing, Trump said Burnett proposed shaking up the inaugural, perhaps w a helicopter leaving from NYC, per attendee — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 7, 2016 And a banner that says “Mission Accomplished.” In Russian. https://t.co/1P3i2F1apP — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) December 7, 2016 Looks like Trump has found his Leni Riefenstahl. https://t.co/BnpVMwKelk […]

Excellent Read: “On the Subject of Listening to the People of the Land”

I whole-heartedly endorse foundational progressive blogger Driftglass‘s response to the self-styled ‘Jacobins’ and their BothSides media enablers noisily calling for a return to the mythical utopia of the WWC Democrat: In a former life, my span of responsibility was so weirdly far-flung that when people asked me what I did for a living, I would […]

Early Morning Open Thread: Man-Baby Symbol of the Year

100 years from now, this will be one of the key images used to teach history what remains of post-apocalypse society pic.twitter.com/YaPYy2aVjG — Billy Bragg (@billybragg) December 7, 2016 The TIME cover should be "Person of the Shittiest Year since 1968." — Schooley (@Rschooley) December 7, 2016 But you can’t say Time‘s choice is “not […]

Open Thread: Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

The man behind Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts says Donald Trump's tax policy will lead to economic 'nirvana' in the US https://t.co/pEZnJUQfbV — Financial Times (@FT) December 7, 2016 Sure, the caption claims that’s Arthur Laffer, of the infamous Laffer curve, but look at that demented grin! Also the guy behind Sam Brownback. And look what […]