Ellison in the spotlight

Keith Ellison may be about to get Torricellied : “I was listening to my podcast and he walked in, he said, ‘I need you to take the trash out.’ And I kept, I was on my stomach, I heard him and I … shook my head [in acknowledgement]. And […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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One brief thing to call to your attention this morning

One thing about the infamous Steele Dossier has always puzzled me, which is the early support of the effort to get dirt on Republican candidates, especially Trump, by the Washington Free Beacon, which is largely a conservative website. It’s also puzzled me why The Weekly Standard, which has long […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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A bit of reflection before Tuesday

The obligatory recap

So what happened yesterday? A few thoughts: I was surprised Jeff Johnson won, but in retrospect I should have seen his victory over Tim Pawlenty coming a mile away. Johnson was the GOP nominee in 2014, so he’s hardly a newcomer. Pawlenty had a lot of money behind him, […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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An Ellison footnote

In case you’d forgotten

The message from Keith Ellison? MeToo, but not me. But Pepperidge Farm remembers : On Wednesday afternoon, another of Franken’s Minnesota congressional colleagues, Rep. Betty McCollum, said the growing number of allegations make it “impossible for him to be an effective senator for Minnesota.” Rep. Keith Ellison also called […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Real Socialist Candidates of Genius

Real Socialist Candidates of Genius

As the Democrats try to figure out their new generation of leadership, we’re learning plenty about the intellectual acumen of our putative betters. The new face of this generation might be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-avowed "Democratic Socialist" who offered this pearl of wisdom concerning our healthcare system : So, […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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To the point

Kurt Schlichter, making the point that needs to be made, yet again : The post-war order did not start out as a massive scam, but we’re really far post the war today, and different times require different arrangements. Back in the late 1940s, with Europe in ruins and America […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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(Less than) One week out — Attorney General

While the governor is ultimately more consequential, the attorney general of a state has a lot of power. The incumbent AG, Lori Swanson, lost her endorsement at the DFL convention and decided instead to run for governor. That opened up the door for a bunch of candidates on the […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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