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Cause for Alarm: James Comey

On James Comey's firing, and why I am alarmed: short version, see "Donald Trump has now fired three of the people investigating him" (The Independent); "Preet Bharara, Sally Yates, and James Comey: Fired While Investigating Donald Trump" (CNN). Long version, see below. ~ Can President Donald Trump Fire FBI Director James Comey? (Newsweek - published … Continue reading Cause for Alarm: James Comey

Link Dump #4

It's been a while since I updated. Here's what I'm working on: Until then, here's some worthwhile media to spend some time with. The Folly of Abolishing the N.E.A. (NYTimes) Sophie Scholl and the legacy of resistance (JSTOR) The Early Spy Manual That Turned Bad Middle Management Into An Espionage Tactic (Atlas Obscura) Housekeepers versus … Continue reading Link Dump #4

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

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

Updates From The Swamp: 2/23

It is literally impossible to stay on top of the news coming out of this administration. I’m only getting further and further behind…you’re not going to find any breaking news here. This update is essentially just a lot of reading about, well, the Swamp that is Washington D.C. in February 2017. Still didn’t even get … Continue reading Updates From The Swamp: 2/23

link dump #1

I’m doing a massive link dump because the number of articles I have saved is completely unreasonable. You can expect the next update of this blog to focus on policy, the Flynn scandal, and various personnel issues the Trump Administration is having. - the president being unintentionally hilarious ‘It’s rubbish’: Translators are struggling to interpret … Continue reading link dump #1

Immigration Ban: “malevolence & incompetence”

No such thing as innocent bystanding. -Seamus Heaney There’s a reason Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order (EO) on immigration (here, with annotation) is getting its own blog post: there’s a lot of ground to cover here. I think this is really important, though, so I hope you spend some time reading through these links. (Seriously: … Continue reading Immigration Ban: “malevolence & incompetence”

Update Feb 8

There's been A LOT that's happened over the past 2 weeks. I meant to post this on Feb. 3; staying on top of the news and then blogging about it is taking a lot longer than I expected. Who would've thought, right? I wanted to point out to y’all that I’ve added a page … Continue reading Update Feb 8