Failing Trump administration. Sad!


#221

Yep.

Watching the GOP just become what they used to rail against is soul crushing.


#222

Clovis …


#223

And sadly not because he’s criminally unqualified for the post.


#224

Or because he’s made of jello, which I was certain would disqualify him.


#225

There’s always room for


#226

#227

That’s a pretty amazing cover. I hope there’s serious reporting in there.

One thing that bugs me about the focus on Russia (though it deserves it) is that it has obscured the question of Trump’s potential emoluments-clause violations, etc.


#228

I think it’s just that the ~40% that support him just don’t seem to give a fuck about it. Certainly no one with a R in front of their name in congress does.

I’ll try bringing it up with my family at Thanksgiving this year. I’ll probably just get a shrug and a statement that he’s just being a smart businessman.


#229

In the same way that the Mafia is full of smart businessmen?


#230

From the article

But according to the presidential historian Robert Dallek, no American leader has acted with more unadulterated self-interest as Trump.

Ugh. Newsweek ought to proofread its cover stories better.


#231

Is your issue with “more unadulterated”, like the Spinal Tap guys remarking how much more black their album cover could be? (“None. None more black.”) If unadulterated is used with the meaning of “complete and absolute”, yeah, I can guess I see what you mean, though it didn’t trigger my gram-radar. Is there anything else wrong with that passage?


#232

Should be ‘than Trump.’


#233

Great. First the Russians, now the Daleks.


#234

Pruitt has also built himself a $25,000 soundproof booth in his office, for reasons that remain unclear.

I’m guessing it’s to block out the sound of actual EPA employees screaming.


#235

EMOLUMENTS! EMOLUMENTS! !

Daleks


#236

Well played.


#237

#238

A (very) long article about the state of the USDA under Trump.


#239

#240

That was long but worth reading. That Michael Lewis guy (Moneyball, The Big Short) is a good writer! He made the case that federal government is sprawling but does worthwhile, even necessary work.