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Round-Up of Opinion, Post-Manchester

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:04:47 +0000

[guest post by JVW] In the aftermath of yesterday’s horrible bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, plenty of polemicists have weighed in with their opinions. As usual, some of it is insightful and excellent, and some of it is, naturally, sheer dreck. Here are some of the most compelling things I have […]

At Least 20 Dead In England, Incident Being Treated As “Possible Terrorist Incident” (Updates Added)

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:15:34 +0000

[guest post by Dana] Multiple news outlets are reporting: At least 20 people were killed and possibly “hundreds” of others were injures after one or more loud bangs were heard Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, multiple law enforcement told NBC News. Law enforcement sources in both Britain and […]

Source: Flynn to Take the Fifth

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:34:27 +0000

It’s based on an anonymous source, so take it for what it’s worth, which may be nothing: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents. That’s according to a person […]

Trump, Comey, Russia And A “Significant Person Of Interest” Is Identified

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:53:45 +0000

[guest post by Dana] According to The New York Times: President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real […]

Anthony Weiner To Plead Guilty

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:52:46 +0000

[guest post by Dana] This morning’s New York Times reports: Mr. Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, one of the people said. Mr. Weiner surrendered to the F.B.I. early Friday morning. … The […]

President Trump Today: Potential Charges Or Impeachment “Totally Ridiculous”

Thu, 18 May 2017 22:08:45 +0000

[guest post by Dana] After tweeting early this morning that “this is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!,” President Trump said at a press conference this afternoon that he had not asked James Comey to “end his investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the […]

Roger Ailes Passes Away

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:21:58 +0000

[guest post by Dana] Roger Ailes has died at the age of 77: His wife Elizabeth, with whom he has one son, said: ‘I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend […]

Special Counsel Takes Over Russia Investigation

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:12:37 +0000

There you have it. Former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort have emerged as key figures in the FBI’s investigation into Russian campaign interference, which has just been taken over by a special counsel, four law enforcement officials told NBC News. Officials say multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in […]

Introducing The Male, Um, Romper

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:33:12 +0000

[guest post by Dana] In case you are weary from the politics of the day, I thought I’d throw up a post and look at a recent effort being made to “revolutionize men’s fashion”: It’s the one-piece romper for men: the RompHim. From the project’s Kickstarter page: Yeah, you know who else won’t want to […]

NYT Reports On F.B.I. Memo: “I Hope You Can Let This Go”

Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:06 +0000

[guest post by Dana] From the New York Times: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. “I hope you […]