Entries by Anne Laurie

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Compare & Contrast

NEWS: On Thanksgiving, Pope Francis will meet @RevDrBarber, who's leading a revival of MLK's Poor People's Campaign. Barber is among international grassroots leaders meeting @Pontifex that day. https://t.co/PsYcqqJd9x — Laurie Goodstein (@lauriegnyt) November 20, 2017 "“[The Pope] wants to bless this movement, and meet with other activists from around the world who are fighting against […]

Late-Night Russiagate Open Thread: California’s Representative to Mother Russia

Russia regarded Representative Dana Rohrabacher as an intelligence source worthy of a Kremlin code name https://t.co/3BObvIIy4D — The New York Times (@nytimes) November 21, 2017 He’s the twinkly-eyed Zelig of the American Treason Party: For two decades, Representative Dana Rohrabacher has been of value to the Kremlin, so valuable in recent years that the F.B.I. […]

Tuesday Evening Open Thread: THREE Turkeys at the White House

Trump looking at turkey: "Am I allowed to touch it?" Turkey people: "Absolutely"Trump: "I feel so good about myself" pic.twitter.com/S5kgqIqYzR — T.J. Ortenzi (@tjortenzi) November 21, 2017 Kudos to the reporter who yelled out “are you going to pardon any people” during that. — Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) November 21, 2017 Trump pardons Drumstick and Wishbone, […]

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: Speaking of Marathons…

(Drew Sheneman via GoComics.com) . Been sitting on this, but it feels like we can use a little positive feminism right now. From the NYTimes, “How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works”: When Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon [November 5th], her victory was about more than just an athletic achievement. Of course, it’s […]

Open Thread: Viva Puerto Rico!

A sea of Puerto Rican flags outside the US Capitol this morning. I’ve never quite seen anything like it. Thousands here for the #unitymarchforpuertorico to call on the rest of America to help the island. pic.twitter.com/jOlo0qoVvy — Kellie Meyer (@KellieMeyerNews) November 19, 2017 The Republican Party forced Donald Trump on the rest of us; now […]

Open Thread: Readership Capture

ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth–BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!ME: Joe. Happy birthday to @JoeBiden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have. pic.twitter.com/sKbXjNiEjH — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 20, 2017 Meanwhile, in news of the current Oval Office occupant, from Buzzfeed National Security Adviser H.R. […]

Monday Morning Open Thread: Fireball

. From the Astronomy Picture of the Day website (Image Credit & Copyright: Ollie Taylor)… because we all miss Alain’s wonderful morning posts. . Apart from Thanksgiving prep/travel, what’s on the agenda for the start of another week? *********** Also entertaining, though on a far less elevated plane — from the Washington Post, “‘A long […]