Belleau Wood Is Coming to Dunsinane!

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the three witches promised Macbeth that he could not lose until “Birnam Wood shall come to Dunsinane” (that being Macbeth’s castle). Since it was impossible for a forest to pick itself up and move, Macbeth figured he was invulnerable. But Duncan’s troops cut branches from the trees and used them to camouflage…

The hits keep coming: Trump mispronounces 'Thailand' as 'Thigh-land'

I see the Trump campaign’s mission to define Joe Biden as a senile master of malapropisms is proceeding apace. x Trump mispronounces Thailand as “Thighland” pic.twitter.com/PgTRnHpAA8— The Recount (@therecount) August 6, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> TRUMP: “… shifting production to Thigh-land and to Vietnam, Thailand and Vietnam, two places that I like their leaders very much,…

SC-Sen: One Two The Lincoln Project's Coming For You

For those of familiar with the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, I hope you appreciated the reference in my title. Any way, here’s some big news out of South Carolina this week: The Lincoln Project, a powerful group of “never Trump” Republicans, will expand its operation to try and defeat some Senate Republicans — including Sen….

COVID-19 is coming back and Trump needs to combat Korean boy-bands #2MforBLM

Trump having already killed 36-65,000 Americans by his inaction, the global “second wave” is beginning to level and then tick upward. Greater travel and trade will continue the spread until an actual vaccine is available. Like more comprehensive testing, vaccines will not be globally available for a year. x pic.twitter.com/mB8t6IJacG — Spurc (@Spurc1) June 7, 2020 The…

resurgence risks and spikes coming soon as the US hits 100,000 deaths

100,000 remains a real number even as there will be variations and underreporting what with definitive deaths being a problematic number for overreporting. We’ll know in a couple of weeks about the results of the Memorial Day weekend scofflaws wanting to be mask-free and not socially distant. Because it’s Summer. Not trying to make this a…

The Michael Cohen book is coming out before election day (and Trump is scared shiftless)

Trump’s ex-lawyer has not been shiftless while hiding his light under a gray-bar bushel.   Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has spent his time behind bars writing a potentially explosive tell-all book about life with the president, reports say. Three people familiar with the project told The Daily Beast that Cohen – who is being released early from prison…

Katie Porter: 'If you're full of bullsh*t, I'm coming for ya'

Let’s head into the weekend on a high note, shall we? From the redoubtable and irrepressible Katie Porter: x For those taking notes at home, here’s a list of things I don’t have time for: 1. That.pic.twitter.com/apmGFOnZgz— Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) April 10, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> SAMANTHA BEE: “Are you exhausted from appearing in every Republican’s…

recession coming … 1,032 US dead … Trump: “Congratulations, America!”

The study of national effects is also about subnational regions as comparing NYC to California and Washington shows the relative effectiveness but also some of the problems of density. 2020-2021 will be about subnational, regional recessions. The question will be how largely blue state urban concentrations recover from the pandemic(s). x 1,032 dead in the…

Dems on the Attack! Trump/COVID-19 Ads Coming

Democratic groups to spend millions hitting Trump over coronavirus response A Democratic super PAC said Tuesday it would spend $5 million on digital advertising flaying President Trump for his response to the novel coronavirus, one of several groups that planned to devote resources to this type of messaging. The campaign from Pacronym — a political…

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday!

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday! photo: PDA’s Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across The USASouth Carolina Votes Saturday,…