Entries by Anne Laurie

They Like Journalists Who *Don’t* Get Murdered, Okay?

Pro tip: if an essay about Saudi Arabia has a sentence like “this is not to suggest that the killing of Khashoggi is justified” in it, you can stop reading right then and there. — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 19, 2018 To repeat myself: I don’t pretend to understand Saudi politics, but these All-American […]

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Be the Mongoose

Good morning everyone have an absolutely furious mongoose pic.twitter.com/fCkPJgavUz — ᴴᵃʳᵘ⛅ (@Peacharu_) October 18, 2018 This is an older clip, but new to me. If you look carefully, you can see those are teenage boy lions, which explains a lot. The Daily Mail thought it was a marsh mongoose who won the challenge, but I’m […]

Friday Morning Open Thread: Let Them Call It A Win, If It Stops the Argument…

Look, any Bernie supporters want to declare victory and get out, I am more than willing to give ’em a big hand on their way. Even better, should the more realistic ones choose to actually become Democrats, I’ll give ’em a second chance to show that they’re willing to do the hard work of winning […]

Late Night Clown Car Open Thread: Hey, Remember ‘Project Very-tASS’?

So a undercover sting of Claire McCaskill got her on tape saying she supports an assault weapons ban. McCaskill *voted for the assault weapons ban* in 2013. Quite a scoop.https://t.co/s33wc68gvm pic.twitter.com/yobA0ndSg8 — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 17, 2018 Who the godsdamned hell is supporting James O’Keefe III’s vanity project, anyway? I read somewhere that he […]

Positive News: Native Americans Fight Back Against GOP Voter Suppression

BREAKING: Native Americans push back on North Dakota voter ID rule, announcing in a new statement they will issue street address documents at polling locations to members who need them. pic.twitter.com/tukNkgrV18 — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 18, 2018 With North Dakota's voter ID law in place for the election, Standing Rock Sioux leaders say they're […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Excellent Arguments

President @BarackObama doesn't have time for these 7 excuses not to vote. pic.twitter.com/2Etpm6taTq — ATTN: (@attn) October 17, 2018 If you are turned away at the polls, remember the magic words: “give me a provisional ballot with a receipt as required by law” — Hayley Huge (@HayleyH1018) October 15, 2018 And Democrats' ability to stockpile […]