What an unbelievable fucking idiot (yes, you do so know of whom I speak)

I have a new blog entry up, entitled, “Tragedy for sale, at an eye-poppingly low price.”


Updates

  1. January 27, 9:44 pm: Sometimes I’m so far behind that I forget how far behind I am. And so I remember to go to another spot I’ve put stories to archive. And then I remember to go to yet another spot. Which means sometimes these entries get published prematurely. This is one of those times. If you saw an earlier edition, you’re missing stuff, so look again.

James Comey

Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic, and Benjamin Wittes, “Trump’s Effort to Fire Mueller: Reactions to the New York Times Report,” Lawfare, January 25, 2018, https://www.lawfareblog.com/trumps-effort-fire-mueller-reactions-new-york-times-report

Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman, “Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit,” New York Times, January 25, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/us/politics/trump-mueller-special-counsel-russia.html

James Hohmann, “Five takeaways from Trump’s thwarted effort to fire Mueller,” Washington Post, January 26, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/26/daily-202-five-takeaways-from-trump-s-thwarted-effort-to-fire-mueller/5a6aa8d130fb041c3c7d73cc/

Politico, “Trump Tried to Fire Mueller. So What?” January 26, 2018, https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/26/trump-tried-to-fire-mueller-so-what-216539

Adam Serwer, “How Trump Built an Obstruction of Justice Case Against Himself,” Atlantic, January 26, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/how-trump-built-an-obstruction-of-justice-case-against-himself/551588/


Doomsday Clock

No great surprise here.

Lindsey Bever, Sarah Kaplan, and Abby Ohlheiser, “The Doomsday Clock is now just 2 minutes to ‘midnight,’ the symbolic hour of the apocalypse,” Washington Post, January 25, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/01/25/after-a-missile-scare-and-insult-war-withth-korea-its-time-to-check-the-doomsday-clock/


Oprah Winfrey

Reuters, “Oprah says she’s not running for president but fans are undeterred,” January 25, 2018, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-oprah/oprah-says-not-interested-in-2020-u-s-presidential-run-instyle-idUSKBN1FE1YZ


Catalonia

Al Jazeera, “Puigdemont, facing charges, to be Catalan president,” January 22, 2018, http://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/01/puigdemont-facing-charges-catalan-president-180122160519268.html


Covert wars

Nick Turse, “Donald Trump’s First Year Sets Record for U.S. Special Ops: Elite Commandos Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017,” TomDispatch, December 14, 2017, http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176363/


Trickle-down

Alana Semuels, “The Internet Is Enabling a New Kind of Poorly Paid Hell,” Atlantic, January 23, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/amazon-mechanical-turk/551192/


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