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  • An ICE spokesman resigned after Trump criticized the Oakland mayor. Here's why
  • Comparing unprecedented Trump White House turnover with Bush, Obama
  • Understanding Poland's ‘Holocaust law’
  • Were medics denied access to treat students inside Stoneman Douglas High School?
  • PolitiFact fact-checks Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Post
  • Hope Hicks and the history of White House 'white lies'

fact checker


  • Podcast: David Frum on Conor Lamb, Trump/Russia, & authoritarianism in America
  • Election Special – Conor Lamb wins PA!
  • From Russia with Poison
  • Dan Savage on sex & politics (podcast)
  • Conor Lamb
  • Sexism at the Oscars, and bigotry in the Women’s March

glenn greenwald

  • Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public | Glenn Greenwald
  • On leaving the Guardian | Glenn Greenwald
  • As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media | Glenn Greenwald
  • The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism | Glenn Greenwald
  • Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration | Glenn Greenwald
  • NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users


media matters

  • On MSNBC, Ex-GOP Staffer Details How The Purpose Of Voter ID Laws Is To "Take People's Constitutional Rights Away"
  • Trump Adviser To MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "I Admire The Passion" In Stone's Threat To Disclose Delegate's Hotel Rooms
  • Bill O'Reilly Says Ted Cruz Is Right About New York City Values
  • How The Wash. Post Kicked Off The "Qualified" Argument Between Clinton And Sanders
  • Fox's Bolling Criticizes Paid Family Leave: "Socialism Is Spreading Across America"
  • Latest CMP Video Deceptively Attacks Planned Parenthood's Patient Consent Process

the raw story

think progress

  • Facebook’s denials, lawsuit threats in wake of massive breach
  • Citing her history of torture, Rand Paul threatens to filibuster Trump’s pick to lead the CIA
  • Trump never mentioned Mueller on Twitter once until this weekend
  • Trump says McCabe memos don’t exist, unless they do, in which case they are ‘Fake Memos’
  • Comey hits back after Trump’s dig on Twitter
  • In unhinged tweetstorm, Trump admits McCabe firing was about politics

crooks and liars

  • I Bet Trump Doesn't Know That McCabe Will Still Get A Pension
  • Trump Blows Up On Twitter Over Andrew McCabe Giving Mueller 'Fake Memos'
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Fox Guest Blames The Clintons For Andrew McCabe Firing
  • Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
  • SNL Cold Open: Anderson Cooper Covers White House Turmoil


huffington post

kevin drum

  • Here Is Andrew McCabe’s Full Statement. Everyone Should Read It.
  • Friday Cat Blogging – 16 March 2018
  • Europe Isn’t Playing the Trade War Game Right
  • Are Wages Disconnected From Labor Market Tightness?
  • California Bullet Train Becomes Slightly Less Bullet-Like
  • 2018 Is the Year of Trump Unchained

political animal

  • What Do You Do About A Problem Like Russia?
  • Congress Must Protect the Mueller Probe Immediately. History is Watching.
  • Donald Trump Is a Simple-Minded Bully Who Only Knows One Tactic
  • Conor Lamb’s Victory Proves the Economic Populist Case
  • Gina Haspel’s Confirmation as CIA Director Must Be Opposed
  • The Problem With California’s Primaries

talking points memo

  • House Russia Probe Leader Distinguishes 'Collusion' From 'Evidence Of Collusion'
  • Republicans Urge Trump To Stop Mueller Attacks: 'Don't Go There'
  • Amid Spy Row, UK Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling A Nerve Agent
  • AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. Filed False Documents With NYC
  • Continuing A Twitter Rant, Trump Attacks McCabe, Mueller And Comey
  • See You In A Week

paul krugman

liberal oasis

open left

  • Open Thread
  • Lasting impressions...
  • Thank you and a sort of goodbye...
  • Goodbye isn't a very good title because I hope it won't be.
  • Farewell thought: Conservatism is still the enemy
  • I'm not very good at goodbyes, so...


  • There's No Way Jeffy Jeff Is A Liar
  • Look Forward To Your Pedestrian License Test
  • Sunday Morning With Jesus
  • Morning Thread
  • "Public Service"
  • The Best People

talk left

  • Agent Andrew McCabe Fired, Reportedly Kept Memos
  • Wife of Don. Jr. Files for Divorce
  • Trump Plans on More Pundit Hirings for Important Jobs
  • United Sends Dog to Japan Instead of Kansas City
  • Wednesday Open Thread
  • Rex Tillerson Fired

the nation


  • Authors In Our Midst/Writers Chatting Chapter 13
  • The Widening Gyre
  • Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Dutch Comfort(s)
  • Last Decade’s Model Open Thread: Party at Mar-a-Loco
  • McCabe and Mr. Mueller
  • Saturday Recipes: Electric Pressure Cooker Update and Bonus Pups


  • Trump's MAGA "just us" by @BloggersRUs
  • Setsuko doesn’t live here anymore: "Oh Lucy!" By Dennis Hartley
  • He's getting stronger not weaker
  • QOTD: former CIA director John Brennan
  • Big data is a small world
  • Jessica Simpson is more qualified to be president

the brad blog

  • Sunday 'Involuntarily Retired' Toons
  • Trump Turns to Torture: 'BradCast' 3/16/2018
  • Senate Democrats Vote to Gut Dodd-Frank (and Other Disasters of the Day): 'BradCast' 3/15/2018
  • 'Green News Report' - March 15, 2018
  • Spinning v. Winning: BradCast 3/14/2018
  • 'Moron' Fires Tillerson, Names Lackey CIA Chief to State, Promotes Bush-era Torturer to Lead CIA: 'BradCast' 3/13/2018

informed comment


  • Is the U.S. Trying to Start a Hot War with Syria?
  • Inside the Activist Efforts to Stop Noise Pollution
  • Robert Reich: The Menace of Mad King Donald
  • Facebook Suspends Trump Campaign Data Firm Cambridge Analytica
  • Report Reveals the Kushner Family Filed False Documents on New York City Properties to Profit by the Millions
  • Neanderthals Knew Something About Healthcare That America Has Forgotten

mother jones mojo

  • 2014 Donald Trump Landed a Sick Burn on 2017 Donald Trump
  • President Obama Just Surprised Joe Biden With the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Donald Trump Will Make His Son-In-Law A Senior White House Advisor, Which May Be Illegal
  • White Nationalist Leader Doubles Down on Support for Donald Trump
  • Michelle Obama Just Gave A Speech In Virginia and Hit Donald Trump Hard
  • One Perfect Tweet That Shows How Ridiculous Fox News' Latest Scandal Is

ezra klein

  • Donald Trump’s corrupt firing of Andrew McCabe
  • Larry Kudlow solves what Trump believes is his real problem
  • Here’s how carrying a gun changes how you see the world
  • Americans unify against foreign threats. Can we unify without one?
  • It’s not just Gary Cohn. Trump’s White House is in a staffing crisis.
  • Republicans are about to deregulate banks — with Democratic support

drudge retort

  • Trump Fills Wildlife Protection Board with Trophy Hunters
  • Tennessee Republicans Won't Denounce Neo-Nazis
  • Tinhorn Trump Pushes Plan to Execute Drug Dealers
  • China Invents 'Social Credit' as New Tool of Control
  • Famous Snake Handler ... You Finish the Headline
  • Trump-Supporting Evangelicals Sold Their Souls


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open
  • Open Thread + Programming Note
  • Question of the Day
  • Wednesday Links!
  • On the Death of Stephen Hawking

the blue voice

  • Looking forward to holiday political chit-chat (Arrgg-ggh!)
  • The NRA's solution to gun violence: more guns, more fear
  • If only ...
  • Financial recovery and recovery in the "real" economuy
  • The theology of distraction and the Newtown mass gun murders
  • Obama to seniors: Merry Christmas! I'm cutting your Social Security benefits!

news hounds

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