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I Feel A Woo Coming On, Cuz

The powder blue Satan makes an excellent point: Anyone who has spent a bit of time around especially elite college campuses knows that while, yes, sometimes students protest right wing speakers – sometimes this is perfectly right and good and sometimes you can argue that they go too far and the heckler’s veto is rarely […]


Courtesy Bombing Coverage Will Stoke Trump’s Underlying Pathologies

Valued commenter Oldgold made the following observation in the morning thread: For Trump reality is what he observes on TV. Almost nothing else matters. It is the key to understanding this bizarre and limited man. Sounds about right to me, but I’d add this related point: There’s strong evidence (i.e., every scrap of his observed […]


Late Night Open Thread: Impotent Outrage All Over the Trump Compound

You know, I'm starting to think Trump might not be very good at running a business. He seems to have a lot of HR issues. — Erin Brr, sir (@erinscafe) March 5, 2017 DougJ linked to this Washington Post article, but it’s too schadenfreudelicious not to share more: … Trump enters week seven of his […]


Under Cover of Darkness Open Thread: CPAC, ‘Preferrably Consensual’, Part the First

It's the Oscar and Felix of fascism! — Schooley (@Rschooley) February 20, 2017 Back in 2014, DougJ quoted TPM’s Josh Marshall: … In recent years, especially since Obama became President, CPAC’s wild press popularity and attention has been driven by what we might call a tacit conspiracy of derp between the event organizers and […]


You’re So Vain

This is a pretty good place to start off a discussion: In an extraordinary development Thursday, the Obama administration announced a series of sanctions against Russia. Thirty-five Russian nationals will be expelled from the country. President Obama issued a terse statement seeming to blame Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee emails. “These […]


Open Thread: I {Heart} Repubs in Disarray!

Reporter to Rep Jason Chaffetz as he walked in, "how many voters are you gonna get?" Chaffetz reply: "more than you." — jennifer steinhauer (@jestei) October 8, 2015 The standing “leadership” fustercluck has been a rich gift to snarkists, but seriously: The more energy these mopes expend scheming to destroy each other, the less they […]


Hillary Rodham Clinton, Trudging Along

Smile and wave inside the crush at Ag building. @HillaryClinton at State Fair — Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 15, 2015 The hardcore haters will never quit, of course. But after months of whining about how they just couldn’t feeeel President Hillary Clinton, some of the media pack seems to be edging towards admitting that, […]