Sometimes History Rhymes In Ironic Ways

And you might ask yourself: “how did we get here?”

Sunday Afternoon Tabs

The number of open tabs is just getting silly.

SCOTUS and Presidential Immunity

A republic if you can keep it, indeed.

Israel Launches Token Retaliatory Strike On Iran

It was the least they could do.

Johnson Risks Speakership for Foreign Aid

A set of bills would fund Ukraine, Israel, and other bipartisan priorities while ticking of the MAGA crowd.

Republicans Are Again Threatening To Remove Their Speaker

It must be another day that ends in a “Y”

Trump and the Politics of Abortion

The GOP caught the car and now doesn’t know what to do.

Line of the Day

“State’s rights” edition.

Warren: ‘Ample Evidence’ Israel Committing Genocide

When does humanitarian catastrophe become something more?

Trump Truths Tied-Up Truck Taunt

A truckload of deplorables.

Ugliness in International Soccer

A long tradition continues unabated.

Sunday Tab Clearing

So many intentions to write, so little time.

Privacy and Public Figures

No, I don’t feel terrible now.

[Speaker of the House Mike Johnson] [Speaker of the House Mike Johnson]

MTG Files Motion To Vacate The Speakership

Its like déjà vu all over again.

Trump’s Fundraising Plan

Millions of fools and their money may soon be parted.

Clip of the Day

Sit-up at attention edition.

“Hostages”

Trump is giving aid and comfort to insurrectionists.

Line of the Day

Martyr Complex Edition

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Decision In Fani Willis Conflict Of Interest Hearing

tl;dr: Either he goes or she (and her office) go

Britt’s Response

Well, that was something.

SOTU Thoughts

Biden did what he needed to do.

A Quote to Ponder

Truly foreign language edition.

LaPierre’s Grift

A Graph to Ponder

A fundamental flaw illustrated.

Chris Christie Won’t Vote for Biden or Trump

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

Stopping Deepfake Porn

A growing scourge may be next to impossible to stop.

Our Weird Politics

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and MAGA.

Israeli Forces Storm Hospital Dressed as Civilians

A disturbing report.

Strong Q4 Growth

Plus an observation on news coverage.

Trump Confuses Haley With Pelosi

The man is not well.

The Enshittification of . . . Couches?

They don’t make ’em like they used to.

Fulton County RICO Case Against Trump Facing Major Procedural Challenges

Fulton County Prosecutor’s alleged relationship with special prosecutor could derail the trial

Chris Christie Ends Campaign

The anti-Trump attack dog is out of the race.

Trump Attorney: If Not Impeached And Convicted, President Has Power To Assasinate Political Rivals

This is the logical result of Trump’s legal arguments & that should give everyone pause

Tit, Meet Tat

The inevitable threats to remove Biden from the ballot emerge.

Saturday Late Morning Tabs and Takes

Trump and Trump-adjacent stories for this round of Tabs.

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When Comedy is Not Funny

Great comics combine social commentary with humor. Increasingly, they’ve skipping the latter.

Haley and the Politics of Slavery [Updated with Video]

Why can’t some of us handle the truth?

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The Internet Isn’t Dead

It’s just resting.

Trump the Supreme Loser

He appointed a third of the Justices but has the worst record before them in modern history.

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What Role Have “Gifts” Played In Keeping Justice Thomas On The Supreme Court?

Might not be bribery, but it’s still exerting influence.

The Limits of Ideology

John Fetterman says he’s not a progressive.

Supreme Court to Hear Trump Immunity Case

The highest court has agreed to expedite a ruling on a novel question.

Sunday Tabs

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Objective Journalism in an Objectively Uneven Contest

What if one of the candidates is Hitler?

Trump Calls Political Rivals “Vermin” and Seeks to “Root Out” the “Threat from Within”

Leading candidate for Republican nomination deploys eliminationist rhetoric in Veteran’s Day speech.