There’s a lot of talk on Twitter and right-wing media about Republicans being the “party of Lincoln” and the heroes of the Civil War. Yale professor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight explains why that’s ridiculous—
Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party by David W. Blight He would see the Republicans as the antithesis of everything he fought for. By David W. Blight Dr. Blight, a professor of history at Yale, is the author of “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” Opinion: NY Times; July 23, 2019 Lincoln Would Not Recognize…
DOJ letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler asserting executive privilege re Mueller Report
DOJ letter in response to House Judiciary Cmte asserting executive privilege on the Mueller Report: May 7, 2019 (pdf)
Barr Deep Dive – IRAQGATE – Bill Barr has always been a big fat liar
Deep Barr Dive – IRAQGATE – Bill Barr has always been a big fat liar
Putin and Trump: they agree on so much. Especially on the particulars of their opinion of McCain… and its very Vietnam-centric core. (I would at least re-record my awful intro reading if I had saved the original)
Unnecessary update: One reason this is so awful is that it was hell trying to fit the translations into such narrow spaces. Until I made this, which pinned me into tight clips, time-wise, it never occurred to me that compared to Russian, English is incredibly roomy. (And Putin does not speak particularly fast. I wouldn’t…
#WheresMitch – AOC – #fightlikeagirl
Between Speaker Pelosi’s State of the Union snub and freshman Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez on the hunt for Senate Majority Leader in-hiding Mitch McConnell I’d say Trump is learning the hard way what it means to fight like a girl. Or at least what it means to have your ass handed to you by them.
I may as well post this quickie Made-for-Tweet vid about the media’s mangling of Natalia Veselnitskaya’s name.
What happens to all the abandoned videos made in 3 minutes for use in a stupid tweet? Unloved, unneeded, they’re thrown away like trash… or recycled onto a blog post to assuage the guilt.
How NOT to redact a document, brought to you by the attorneys for former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort (video tutorial)
Obviously, these cases are all National Security cases and throughout certain things have been redacted if they pertain to a part of the investigation which is still ongoing. You might think by now that Manafort’s attorneys would have figured out how to redact a court filing, or that, considering the considerable jeopardy facing their client, they might at least consult Google on the subject.
But you would be wrong.
Syria update IV: I am deeply shaken — morning after Mattis’ letter of resignation
It is BREAK GLASS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY time.
Syria update III: Mattis Resigns, Sky Falls
“My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.”
—Secretary of Defense James Mattis