“It’s so sad that we are at the 'Whew! It might only be a coverup” stage…'”

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists in the Department of Defense…

Coleman Rogers, 31, might be “Q”, now can we just move along?

A thorough bit of reporting by NBC has now tracked down the closest origins for Q of the QAnon cult. Now can we just ignore them, even if Trump retweets them. x Millions of people believe there's a Democratic cabal of baby eaters, and Donald Trump is fighting a secret war to stop them. It's…

Reddit might be able to delete its Trumpist subreddits but can't stop Trump's arrest #ResignNowTrump

Yesterday r/The_Donald group got banned by Reddit. Not so easy for the rest of us. x In 2017, we used subreddit algebra to dissect r/The_Donald and filter out commenters’ interest in politics. The results supported the theory that at least a subset of Trump’s supporters were motivated by racism. (*On Monday, Reddit banned r/The_Donald.) https://t.co/bAPK4qOAQ8…

This might be the most important piece to read on Covid-19

Ed Yong of The Atlantic hs a strong track record as a writer on medical issues. He has a new piece up, titled America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further and subtitled The coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand. Normally…

the first sign of GOTV complacency might be to suggest an anti-Trump landslide

In August 2019, conservatives worried about the turning tide against Trump enough to worry about anti-Trump landslides as Trump’s Ukraine shakedown was still roiling. The next month brought the specter of impeachment. Let me point out for the hundred-eleventieth time: anything can happen between now and November 2020. Polls aren’t worth much now. But they do…

Trump: “Safety might happen at a level like safety has never happened before”

Trump both condemned and supported contradictory positions today during his presser. Nothing new, but unlike his campaign rallies, he gets refuted in real time. What national biowarfare suicide looks like.  Trump said his CDC director was ‘misquoted.’ Then his CDC director said he was ‘accurately quoted.’ x 2 months in the dark: the increasingly damning timeline…

What might next happen if an Iran invasion moves forward

Casus Belli arguments will emerge and they will be conditioned by disinformation of a sort to which we have been accustomed by the relentless falsehoods and lies. MSM will be complicit. There will be all the usual media frames we have seen (remember all those Central American invaders at the Southern border). x For those…

Primaries, shmimaries: How the Republicans might win the Presidency

The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the…