Entries by Anne Laurie

Depraved Leprechaun Open Thread: AG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Pines for the Days of Chain Gangs

Private prisons filled with recreational marijuana users is a hell of a vision for America. pic.twitter.com/rLcKYNGHtF — Schooley (@Rschooley) February 23, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions signals support for private prisons, rescinds memo meant to phase out their use — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) February 23, 2017 The Sessions memo says the Obama […]

Friday Evening Open Thread: Put Out More (Russian) Flags!

No joke, someone has been handing out Russian flags that say #Trump on them. And people are waving them.#CPAC2017 pic.twitter.com/CDZS5oEqyL — Maya Shwayder (@MayaErgas) February 24, 2017 TPM explains: … Two young, progressive activists from DC, Jason Charter and Ryan Clayton with the group Americans Take Action, purchased tickets to the conference, and handed out […]

Nightmare Open Thread: Overgrown Toddlers with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say, via @nytimes https://t.co/PaRhiPF4DN — Joshua H. Pollack (@Joshua_Pollack) February 24, 2017 My mind is still reeling at North Korea using VX — a chemical weapon so dangerous it’s considered a WMD — at a *major international airport* — Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) February 24, 2017 A-B-C! […]

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Look, See CPAC 2017 — See CPAC Run!

Pence: "Because of President Trump, life is winning again." — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) February 24, 2017 Yes, the American Conservative Union’s combination trade show and meat market is cheesy and ludicrous when it’s not revolting, but on the other hand, the President-Asterisk and the people actually running his administration are in attendance… Please tell me […]

Open Thread: GOP Attempting to Buff Away the KGB Fingerprints

House Republicans prepare to kill a measure that could force Trump to reveal ties with Russia, conflicts of interest https://t.co/PccR2CMYQ0 — Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) February 23, 2017 The Washington Post has a new subhed: Democracy Dies in Darkness. The GOP would dearly love to make it so: House Republicans next week plan to derail a […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: It’s All Fun & Games, Till Your Constituents Realize You’re Trying to Kill Them

Voter to @SenTomCotton: My husband is dying. We can't afford health insurance. What kind of insurance do you have? https://t.co/iYFiZtwJ1F — CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2017 Sen. Cotton states, "I'm not here to deny that Obamacare has helped Arkansans." #CottonTownHall — Channing Barker (@ChanningBarker) February 22, 2017 … Or, at the very least, eager to […]