Glenn Greenwald is mad at this Lawyers Guns and Money post, so he’s in a tweetfight that, as usual, shows a weak grasp of the relevant facts: Do you think that “too inconsequential to be sued” would be a good revolving tag? Open thread.
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A few days after Trump threatened to take away the broadcast license of NBC News (dumb, can’t do it, but still), Times’ social media editor Caspar Milquetoast created a new set of social media guidelines. • Always treat others with respect on social media. If a reader questions or criticizes your work or social media […]
Grandpa’s nurse let him play with his phone again: The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 There’s a whole stream of bullshit like this on his […]
Jet-set grifter Tom Price resigns. Next up, this clown: Nearly three days into a trip to Europe this past July, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin had attended a Wimbledon championship tennis match, toured Westminster Abbey and taken a cruise on the Thames. The 10-day trip was not entirely a vacation. Shulkin was in Europe for […]
This classic goes out to Steve King: In a sign of the potential trouble for the president, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an immigration hard-liner and early Trump supporter, wrote that if reports of a potential immigration deal are accurate, the president’s “base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible.” […]
So Max Baucus bravely came out for single payer in front of a crowd at Montana State, an act that requires roughly the same moral courage as demonstrating against GMOs in a Whole Foods, or waving a confederate flag at a NASCAR race. I’ve always believed – ponies notwithstanding – that “Medicare for All” is […]
Jim Newell captures this gem: One day after President Donald Trump shocked the Capitol by accepting Democrats’ three-month debt ceiling extension over the strenuous objections of both Republican leaders and his treasury secretary, most congressional Republicans are saying they’re not panicking. Yet. “I don’t think it’s the last deal he’ll cut with Schumer and Pelosi,” […]