Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: “Loyalty Day”

Q: Is POTUS considering a constitutional amendment to change press laws? PRIEBUS: "I think it's something that we've looked at." pic.twitter.com/fwZRMvsEjz — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 30, 2017 Maybe it's just me, but I'm noticing that more politicians and pundits are saying "Trump regime" rather than "Trump administration." — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) April 30, […]

Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Beginnings

From commentor Japa21: I don’t have much that comes up this early in the NW suburbs of Chicago. I have never had much luck with bulbs but will have a lot later on with our pots and other plants. But this year, possibly due to the warmth and moisture, our lilacs are specially beautiful. I […]

Late Night Mockery Open Thread: Faux-Fyre Festival

ME: What about a Coachella where you could die?JA RULE: Go on. — Volcel Proust (@Ugarles) April 28, 2017 Seems like nobody can resist the chance to mock a bunch of mostly-young Rich Snowflakes suffering — for once — some penalties for being over-privileged and under-smart… … Fyre Festival was supposed to be an elite […]

Open Thread: His Mandate Was Bigger, Too…

Obama: Obamacare is more popular than Trump – @mj_lee scoop https://t.co/AEQuIz4LnH — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 28, 2017 Who could blame President Obama? Former President Barack Obama hailed the political resilience of his signature health care law at a private event Thursday, pointing out that Obamacare is now more popular than his successor trying to […]

Saturday Morning Open Thread: “I Thought It Would Be Easier”

"I thought it would be easier" is really not what you're hoping to hear from the guy you just hired for the most important job in the world. — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) April 28, 2017 It's not even what you're hoping to hear from the contractor you hired to fix your driveway. https://t.co/zMVpDawrii — Michael […]

Late Night Foreign Intrigue Open Thread: In Like (Mike) Flynn

NBC News: Trump transition did vet Mike Flynn. https://t.co/YgYYlH26hf — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) April 29, 2017 Earlier today, per Politico: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that his recusal from Justice Department investigations into the 2016 campaign for president will extend into inquiries into the activities of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, under fire […]