Link Dump #3

What Calling Congress Achieves (New Yorker) Well, call it a flood. Call it, like Noah, the flood. Never mind the end of the day; last month, Senator Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, got three thousand calls in one night. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat, got thirty-one thousand in three weeks. Last year, in a … Continue reading Link Dump #3

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Trump’s War With The Press

ANALYSIS AND ADMIN UPDATES Let’s begin with some generalized updates and analysis of the Administration during its first month. The Eight Power Centers of the Trump Administration (538) Since there is no existing policy or ideology on many issues, the persons best able to sell their ideas — or, alternatively, smartly deploy the federal bureaucracy … Continue reading Trump’s War With The Press

link dump #2

religion: Alternative Facts in Bonhoeffer’s Germany (Christian Century) Palestinian Mennonite Seeks Peace Through Respect (Mennonite World Review) Blessed Are The Winners. Big Time. [Garrison Keillor] What Are We Holding On To Letter From an Anonymous Liberal Pastor in Trump Country (religion dispatches)   resistance Congress Deluged With Phone Calls (CNN) Congress’ Phone System Is Broken … Continue reading link dump #2

An intro to Trump’s Russia connections

I’m going to be honest: the further you go into the rabbit hole of Donald Trump’s Russia connections, the more difficult it is to tell what might be true and what is conspiracy theory-esque. There’s a lot floating around on the internet and a huge cast of characters and corporate players to familiarize yourself with … Continue reading An intro to Trump’s Russia connections