State Dept. Officials Break Into China's Houston Consulate

Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: 1. In the event of the severance of consular relations between two States: (a) the receiving State shall, even in case of armed conflict, respect and protect the consular premises, together with the property of the consular post and the consular archives; . . . 2….

GA-Sen A: CNN, “Senate Democrats just got a big break”

I’m liking CNN’s Chris Cillizza’s take here: On Thursday, Senate Democrats got a bit of an unexpected boost when Jon Ossoff eked above the 50% plateau in the party primary and, in so doing, avoided a runoff for the right to face Republican Sen. David Perdue in Georgia in the fall. In clearing the 50% mark, Ossoff…

Trump Org asks Trump administration for break on D.C. hotel lease payment

Wouldn’t it be nice if your landlord answered to you? Maybe next time we should think twice about electing a pr*sident with more conflicts of interest than functioning brain cells. The New York Times is reporting that the Trump International Hotel, which is located a few blocks from the White House, is seeking a break on the…

Dear God, All hell is about to break loose in the primaries

Nobody has been writing about ACRONYM and SHADOW on this site but it is about to bring a reckoning to the Democratic party at the worst possible time. I will do a little bit of a recap, but if you can read this article by David Dayen in The American Prospect and this Recode article in…

Who knew Tucker Carlson is having a “complete mental break”

Admitting you have a problem is probably the first step, but Tucker Carlson’s race-baiting served an audience niche, however problematic. What Carlson reveals to Elaina Plott in an Atlantic story is a proto-fascism not unique to the 21st Century. She captures Carlson’s Trumpian sociopathology, which might demand that you go to the window and yell “I’m mad…