Entries by Anne Laurie

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: The Kleptocracy

Trump's Russia scandal is becoming a corruption scandal https://t.co/3w30JI5dd9 pic.twitter.com/OHiSlx8tHd — Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) May 22, 2017 It used to be third-world shiteholes and banana republics where the ruling autocrat was brought low by the thieving ways of his inept relatives. Thanks, GOP, for making this comic trope AMERICAN! … Within the warped internal logic […]

Open Thread: When Someone Tells You What They Are…

BREAKING: Flynn’s letter to Senate committee cites ‘escalating public frenzy’ in refusing to turn over records in Russia probe. — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 22, 2017 If a President publicly told Flynn to seek immunity & fired an FBI director he told to let Flynn go this'd look bad. https://t.co/pADJ4zxSgX — Orb Orbison (@ZeddRebel) May […]

Open Thread: “Peach” in Our Times

"I never mentioned the word Israel." Netanyahu winces as Trump completes the intel breach he began 2 wks ago. https://t.co/oIEeFl5zkk — Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) May 22, 2017 Pres. Trump with Netanyahu: "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel" during Oval Office meeting with Russians https://t.co/9GH7DbBTm6 pic.twitter.com/eIJTROLiF9 — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 22, […]

Open Thread: Now, the Happy Part Is Over…

Rex Tillerson is supposed to demonstrate importance of a free press, but held a news conference in Riyadh without alerting any US reporters pic.twitter.com/Xqbuw6SQwY — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) May 22, 2017 Wilbur Ross touts the lack of protests in Saudi Arabia during Trump's visit (maybe it's because protesters are jailed & sometimes beheaded?) pic.twitter.com/DQIENgtopz […]

Monday Morning Open Thread

Props to Google for reminding us that activism has a long tail! What’s on the agenda as we buckle in for another week? *********** At a briefing with reporters a WH official said POTUS is "exhausted." https://t.co/0ll7Y4U1nt — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 21, 2017 Not for nothing, but I'm pretty sure Hillary Clinton wouldn't have […]

Open Thread: More Global Adventures with the Trump Crime Cartel

Trump visits Toby Keith concert in golf cart with Saudi Arabian king https://t.co/BXH2nWs2JQ pic.twitter.com/ibpUsoQH5y — The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2017 They look like any other bunch of rich kleptocrats on parade. Remember when the Repubs thought Secretary of State HR Clinton’s official trips were embarrassing-bordering-on-treasonous? Tillerson calls on Iran to affirm free speech while […]

Open Thread: We’ll Always Have Paris Snark

Priebus is said to be leaving the traveling White House caravan early, returning this week instead of staying the full foreign trip. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) May 21, 2017 @maggieNYT is this like an Agatha Christie thing– one by one they leave until only the "person of interest" is left? — Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) May […]