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The Onion, on Ted Cruz’s new look: “He’s honestly never looked better… Even with the stench of decomposition, most people we talk to remark upon how Sen. Cruz doesn’t make them feel as nauseous as he used to.”

…and the second: The Refugee Detectives – “Inside Germany’s high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders”. no simple answers to tough, life-or-death problems

catching up on old issues of The Atlantic, a couple of really good articles from the April issue. first, The Last Temptation – the fascinating history & politics of Evangelical Christianity…

6%. tragic.

“With participation rates at such dire levels, politicians might be expected to try with equal urgency to boost voting. But at both national & Texas state level, the response from Republicans has been quite the opposite”


“The freedoms we have were purchased not just by those in uniform – & they definitely were – but also by those who took their lives into their hands riding those Greyhound buses, the Freedom Riders, in the deep south, in the 1960s”

from today’s Statesman:

We stand in solidarity today with the editorial boards of hundreds of U.S. newspapers defending the rigorous, truth-driven work by journalists & opposing Trump’s cynical efforts to dismiss that reporting as “fake news.”

that article by Stephen Miller’s uncle is great.

“Laws bereft of justice are the gateway to tyranny… the normalization of these policies is rapidly eroding the collective conscience of America.”

I’m volunteering on #TheLastWeekend before midterms. I want a blue wave, you want a blue wave, THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS. not watching tweets or frowning at your computer screen. connecting with real people, in real life. this is it, let’s go.

I suppose there’s hardly a day that goes by lately where this couldn’t be said, but on this I cannot stay silent. Mr. Trump, sir, please shut the hell up before you ruin this for all of us.

“A frank and honest description of who [Sarah Huckabee Sanders] is and what she does would be much more harsh…” indeed.

“Then there’s Austin, which is totally crazy. If you walk from one end of downtown Austin to the other, you cross three different congressional districts” @TexasObserver, on gerrymandering ahead of Texas’ appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve racist districts

I know, it’s just one poll. but for Beto to be in “too close to call” range of Cruz? in mid-April? hell. yes.

(brb, getting some merch to help boost that name recognition)

The New Yorker: “There are lots of details and surprises to come, but the endgame of this Presidency seems as clear now as those of Iraq and the financial crisis did months before they unfolded.”

even apart from Mueller, Cohen, Stormy, etc., look what these sons of bitches are doing. “The new interpretation reverses decades of action by Republican & Democratic administrations to protect the animals as they navigate the globe… Oil companies are the greatest beneficiaries”

“Cruz continued work with Cambridge Analytica for months after allegations surfaced that the Facebook data had been received illicitly. Recent revelations show the data harvesting was far more extensive… among the biggest privacy breaches in history.”

“there is no Collusion with an ancient Lovecraftian horror that thrives on psychic discord! Or Russia.”

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