Acting AG Matthew Whitaker is spending the day testifying before the House Judiciary Committee... we'll have some of the highlights (lowlights?)... Professor Harvey J. Kaye joins in to help wrap up the week with some final thoughts on the SOTU and the responses from Stacey Abrams and Bernie Sanders.
For a president-elect who wouldn't answer questions from the press in six months (his last presser was July 27!), Donald Trump is making us dizzy with with the number of confirmation hearings all scheduled at the same time. Can you say "he doesn't want us to hear the answers"? There were a few wonderful moments, like this from Elizabeth Warren while questioning Ben Carson, who's nominated for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development... Have I said lately that this is going to be a long four years? Howie Klein is back!! In addition to blogging at Down with Tyranny and [...]
What a fucked up day. It happened again! This time it was a Minnesota man who was allegedly pulled over because of a broken tail light, although pictures circulating online that show a car with intact tail lights, identified as the car Philando Castile was driving Wednesday evening. His girlfriend, Lavish "Diamond" Reynolds had the presence of mind to start streaming video to Facebook from her cell phone after a cop shot Castile through the window! And now he's dead. A day after Baton Rouge, LA cops shot and killed Alton Sterling, a 37-year old father of five. The [...]