Entries by Anne Laurie

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Persons of the Year

TIME has chosen Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists as 2018's ‘Person of the Year'. Others: The staff of Maryland’s Capital Gazette; Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo; Maria Ressa, CEO of a news outlet in the Philippines targeted by Duterte.https://t.co/tTIaWRGqgj — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 11, 2018 In my eight years at @Time […]

Late Night Picture Show: Breaking the Wall

Our pantspisser in chief clearly has his priorities in order. https://t.co/fCZqhmN146 — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) December 11, 2018 Trump stormed out of the Oval Office right after the Pelosi-Schumer meeting ended, flicking away a folder and scattering briefing materials in frustration, said one staffer who saw it. New details w/ ?@jenhab? https://t.co/wpijePHG8N — Eli Stokols […]

2020 Daydreams Open Thread: I Approve This Message

For first time, CA and TX vote on March 3, 2020, Super Tuesday, which will greatly diminish the role of small, mostly white populations in IA and NH in winnowing the field. https://t.co/xY7tZ19n5B — Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) December 9, 2018 A vast percentage of even America’s poorest voters now have access to hand-held social media […]

Open Thread: Steve ‘Pigmuck’ King, Old Man, Yells At (the) Cloud

Rep. Steve King is demanding to know the names of Google search employees so he can go through their social media profiles to find out if they're liberals. — Will Sommer (@willsommer) December 11, 2018 Post title borrowed from this response: "Old man yells at (the)cloud." — Alyas the Grey (@alyasgrey) December 11, 2018 BUT […]

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: It Gets Better

“We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in some women and girls.” #WakandaForeverhttps://t.co/aSyj6GPrFT — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 10, 2018 Turnout was insane in 2018. Highest for a midterm in 100 years… and looked more like presidential than midterm turnout […]

Late Night Transatlantic Open Thread: Leave Means Leave!

Brexit is going great, guys. https://t.co/XABV3ETshM — Stephanie Carvin (@StephanieCarvin) December 10, 2018 The MP grabbing and walking with the ceremonial mace is outrageous to the British because the mace represents Parliament's royally derived authority, so it's a gesture of contempt to the most fundamental principle of the body, like disagreeing with a white guy […]

Clown Car Open Thread: Will No One Sit At the ‘President’s’ Right Hand?

Amid the search for a new chief of staff, President Trump is increasingly anxious over his political future https://t.co/2CtjfilcEB pic.twitter.com/AFr4rHrOTg — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 10, 2018 NEW: A source close to Mulvaney tells me he is no longer interested in COS job, Mnuchin and Lighthizer sending out same signals…. list of potential replacements for […]