Rest in peace, Peter Maxwell Davies. It was never love but a very strong like.
I'd collected links, clusterfuck links, then didn't have heart to finish the post, they're below the fold before they go stale which they might before I found the heart to post them.
- Clinton, Sanders, future of Democratic Party: In 2015, liberal groups tried to draft her (Elizabeth Warren) into running for President against Clinton. She declined, but continued to press her agenda. Last year, she called on the Democratic Presidential candidates to support a bill that would make it illegal for Wall Street firms to award golden parachutes to employees who leave to work for the federal government. Sanders expressed support for the legislation almost immediately; Hillary Clinton hesitated for weeks. The bill could affect any Clinton advisers who now work on Wall Street if they were to join a future Clinton Administration; Warren had in mind precisely this scenario. In late August, she met privately with Vice-President Joe Biden, as he considered entering the race. Reports of the meeting set off speculation about whether Warren might ultimately become Biden’s running mate. Days later, Clinton wrote an op-ed endorsing Warren’s bill.
- For all their vapors, I don't think Corporate minds Trump at all. They'd far prefer Clinton, a known and predictable quantity, but Trump will serve neoliberalism just fine.
- You think Trump is a fascist, but....
- This describes not just Trump but many of his most devout: That evening of public abasement, rather than sending Mr. Trump away, accelerated his ferocious efforts to gain stature within the political world. And it captured the degree to which Mr. Trump’s campaign is driven by a deep yearning sometimes obscured by his bluster and bragging: a desire to be taken seriously.
- Washington Post house liberal EJ Dionne longs for the "progressivism" of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.
- You'll need take my word for it because I'm not going to post a screen shot, but at 815 EDT this morning there is not a mention that Clinton & Sanders debated last night on the online front page of The Washington Post.
- Party political control and the Trump crisis.
- On April 26 I will walk across the street and vote for Donna Edwards (and, simultaneously, vote against Chris Van Clinton).
- Though I'll not vote for any of the Democratic fucks running for congress in my district.
- Every day is irony day.