Donald Trump’s world spins, but he probably wins

Before I took my trip west, I had noticed that Uber had cut driver pay, impacting my attempts to recover financially from a difficult 2021, in which I purchased a new car and moved to a new apartment. I think they have cut the pay again. My earnings now appear to be below winter levels, which, especially coming at the very time I expect to be making more, is simply disastrous. In addition, of course, the omen for this winter is especially alarming.



Jamie Wiggan, “Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11 million infrastructure injection,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 11, 2022,


Donald Trump

Coup attempt

There is a new blog post entitled, “In Alice’s Wonderland, or, rather, its Gilead equivalent, a bluff is not a bluff.” This post has been updated since it was first published.

Jonathan Capehart, “Liz Cheney is the Obi-Wan to Trump’s Darth Vader,” Washington Post, August 8, 2022,

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, “Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate,” Associated Press, August 8, 2022,

Scott R. Anderson et al., “What We Do and Don’t Know About the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Search,” Lawfare, August 9, 2022,

Devlin Barrett et al., “Mar-a-Lago search appears focused on whether Trump, aides withheld items,” Washington Post, August 9, 2022,

Julia Ioffe, “Defund… the F.B.I.?” Puck News, August 9, 2022,

Perry Stein, “Garland vowed to depoliticize Justice. Then the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago,” Washington Post, August 9, 2022,

Jan Murphy and Charles Thompson, “FBI delivers subpoenas to several Pa. Republican lawmakers: sources say,” Harrisburg Patriot-News, August 10, 2022,

Tina Nguyen, “‘The DeSantasy Is Over,’” Puck News, August 10, 2022,

Steve Peoples, “GOP rallies around Trump following FBI search of his estate,” Associated Press, August 10, 2022,

Amber Phillips, “What could the Mar-a-Lago search mean for Trump legally?” Washington Post, August 10, 2022,

Devlin Barrett et al., “FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say,” Washington Post, August 11, 2022,

Erik Larson, “Trump’s ‘Planted Evidence’ Claim Unlikely to Stand Up In Court,” Bloomberg, August 11, 2022,

Erin McCarthy, “Who is Rep. Scott Perry, the Trump ally from Pa. whose phone was seized by the FBI?” Philadelphia Inquirer, August 11, 2022,

Tara Palmeri, “The Trump Informant Guessing Game: Knives Are Out!” Puck News, August 11, 2022,

Steve Peoples, “Trump’s bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search,” Associated Press, August 11, 2022,

Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent, “Merrick Garland’s surprise announcement calls the Trump-GOP bluff,” Washington Post, August 11, 2022,

Andrew Solender, “Political threats spiral,” Axios, August 11, 2022,

Alex Leary, Aruna Viswanatha, and Sadie Gurman, “FBI Recovered Eleven Sets of Classified Documents in Trump Search, Inventory Shows,” Washington Post, August 12, 2022,

Lisa Rein, “Under fire, Homeland Security watchdog delays probe — with GOP help,” Washington Post, August 12, 2022,

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, “Trump calls for ‘immediate’ release of Mar-a-Lago warrant,” Associated Press, August 12, 2022,

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