In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

"Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge." I don't even have words. I really don't.

And all I have to say about the newest EMAILS!!!1!eleventy! development is to echo what Peter Daou said here: Most voters don't care. Sustained media coverage and intense investigations have yielded no wrongdoing. Even most voters who oppose her don't really care, beyond its value to try to harm her.

Wow: "President Obama commuted the sentences of 98 federal inmates on Thursday, almost all of whom were convicted of nonviolent, narcotics-related crimes. A total of 42 of them had expected to serve the remainder of their lifetimes in prison. This is just the latest wave of prisoners who will now get to go home early, courtesy of Obama. The president has now granted commutations for a total of 872 prisoners during his entire presidency, which, according to the White House, beats the last 11 presidents combined. This year alone he has shortened the sentences of 688 people—a presidential record."

Further evidence that Donald Trump is not an outlier of his party: "Election Day is still more than a week away, but for some Republicans it is not too soon to begin plotting the next war against Hillary Clinton if she wins the presidency. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) raised the prospect of an indefinite Republican blockade around the vacant Supreme Court seat. ...Another ominous statement came this week from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)... Mr. Chaffetz told The Post's David Weigel that he intends a scorched-earth approach to investigating Ms. Clinton if she goes to the White House. 'It's a target-rich environment,' he said. ...In both the Cruz and Chaffetz statements rings the banana-republic tone of Donald Trump, who has not committed to respecting the will of the voters if he loses the presidency, who rails against 'crooked Hillary' and whose rallies are filled with the ugly chant of 'lock her up.' It is a primitive approach to politics that suggests a conflict over ideas and policy is not enough, that the opposing side must be annihilated at any cost, even if it leaves the government paralyzed."

I wrote a thing about a deeply moving video from about immigrant servicemembers and vets.

By my Shareblue colleague Matthew Chapman: "Harvard poll: Clinton winning millennials by massive margins."

"This Dog Caught a Koala Peeking into His House and It's So Cute." As advertised!

What have you been reading?

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