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Scott Lemieux ably rebuts an article which suggests that Democrats should want to keep James Comey as head of the FBI because he's been buffeted by both sides which makes him an honest broker. Or something. It's total...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Trump TowerThe Trump brand has a new amenity:The U.S. Secret Service is the hot, new "amenity" in the Trump Tower, where desperate brokers are trying to lure well-heeled clients into the building on Fifth Avenue that has served...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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I wish I could say this surprises me:Mitt Romney's chances for being secretary of State in a Trump administration are fading amid a deep division among President-elect Trump's team, and that is giving...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, December 5, 2016
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For some reason this anniversary of Peal Harbor feels just a little bit more relevant than usual this year. I can't imagine why.This piece by the Columbia Journalism Review talks about the press and its performance after the attack:NOBODY...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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I wrote about the coming fight over Obamacare for Salon this morning:What a difference eight years makes. At this point back in 2008, President-elect Barack Obama was systematically putting...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Climate change in the Age of Trump: A "humanitarian crisis of epic proportions"by Gaius PubliusSometimes I really think people don't know what we're in for...Notice the massive river deltas (blue dots) and other large low-lying areas (purple), including...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Forward together nowby Tom Sullivan Photo via HKonJ People's Assembly Coalition.. There is a certain kind of activist for whom if you are not giving your full attention to whatever issue they think is most important at whatever time they they think you...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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For those of you who cannot bring yourselves to watch cable news anymore (and I know there are legions, myself included) Seth Myers nightly recap is very useful. Here's last night's:Also too Sam Bee:I am finding...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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That certainly describes himIn case you still have the idea that Paul Ryan is the antidote to Trump, think again. This speech from a couple of years ago in which Ryan unctuously attempted to sell his draconian...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Yesterday Ivanka met with Al Gore to discuss climate change.  This, and "women's issues," are among the top items in her portfolio. When she isn't running the Trump Organization. She's going to be very busy.She knows a...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Borgias of Pennsylvania AvenueI wrote about Ivanka and her hubbie for Salon this morning:If anyone was expecting that all the belated attention to Donald Trump’s overwhelming conflicts of interest would result in some soul-searching about his assurances...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Hill reports:A quote from Hillary Clinton’s concession speech was the most retweeted political tweet of the year, the social media site announced on Tuesday.The tweet from Clinton’s account was retweeted more than 635,000...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Congratulations, it's a Democratby Tom Sullivan Well, it looks as if Pat McCrory won't be stealing North Carolina's governorship from sitting state Attorney General Roy Cooper after all: Four years after becoming the first Republican to win the North...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Flynn Jr. in blue tie at Trump tower as part of the transition teamI have written before about what a piece of work Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, is. He's way out on the fringe. His son, who...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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... or some banana republic (although there's not much difference anymore) would you see this:And the guy with the red number is the winner.They're still counting votes too in place where Clinton is expected to gain  even more....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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They're still at it: A conservative group that played a key role in legal battles over access to Hillary Clinton's emails is asking a federal judge to release videos of depositions top Clinton aides and other State...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Trump, of course. People seem to think he isn't one, but he is.  Buzzfeed analyzed Trump's twitter feed and it's fascinating to see who he reads and tweets. He's just your average freeper:During campaign season Trump shared more...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Politics and Reality Radio: Digby on the Trumpocalypse; Dean Baker: Yes, the Economy Is Riggedwith Joshua HollandThis week, Digby talks about what went wrong in 2016, what our future under the Trump regime may look like and how the media isn't prepared...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, December 5, 2016
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I wrote about the NRA for Salon this morning:Sixteen years ago, when Al Gore won the popular vote but was denied the presidency due to the anachronism known as the Electoral College, Democrats tried to figure out how they could...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Disaster Progressivismby Tom Sullivan Photo by Krystian Olszanski via Creative Commons. Legend has it that the first person Howard Dean hired for the 50-state plan was (is) a friend of mine, maybe the best field organizer I've known.​ When he returned...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Think Progress:During a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked what he thought about the sweetheart deal President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence struck with United Technology...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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