Entries by Anne Laurie

Sunday Garden Chat Open Thread: Blessing Upon OpieJeanne

Thank you, OpieJeanne, for sending extra photos with your last submission, because otherwise the rest of the Jackals would be *very* disappointed this morning! Top pic: Large bee on a chive flower. Baby artichoke Chives in the onion bed William’s Pride apple *********** Not kidding, guys: “Too many” garden pics is as silly a concept […]

Foreign Policy Open Thread: Jared Kushner Will Bring Peace to the Middle East…

I’ll believe that Jared Kushner is growing into his role as a White House staffer when his peace proposals stop looking like a real estate prospectus. https://t.co/2eUm14bMdn — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 22, 2019 … shortly after I win the Miss America contest. For which, let it be specified, I do not meet the […]

Election 2020 Open Thread: There’s Worse Fates Than Being ‘the Consensus Candidate’

A recent Avalanche Strategy poll of likely Democratic voters found Joe Biden in the lead, but when voters were asked to “imagine that they have a magic wand and can make any of the candidates president,” Elizabeth Warren narrowly became the top choice. https://t.co/tIsWKwMh27 — FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) June 21, 2019 Even if it is Politico […]

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Nice Weekend for A Southern Fish Fry

It’s @scdp convention weekend, which’ll be the largest single gathering so far of 2020 hopefuls. Tonight I’ll be at @WhipClyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry,” a SC Democratic politics mainstay that’s become a popular stop on the road to the White House. https://t.co/zMGTgLUT0R — Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) June 21, 2019 The sun is setting in Columbia, […]

Late Night Open Thread: The Vital Questions for 2020

Candidate comfort food: Warren: Chips and guacamoleHarris: FriesGabbard: Vegan cupcakesButtigieg: Beef jerkyGillibrand: WhiskeyCastro: Iced teaBooker: VeggiesKlobuchar: Baked PotatoWilliamson: “I have no comfort food” (@NYtimes) pic.twitter.com/vI9EISTo7h — Behind 2020 (@Behind2020) June 20, 2019 The NYTimes has an intensive ‘interactive’ video-piece — “18 Questions. 21 Democrats.” — interspersing worthy-if-anodyne questions (Would your focus be improving the Affordable […]