In August 2016, Harry Reid wrote in a public letter to Comey that "the public has the right to know" Trump's relationship with Russia.
Imagine if the FBI or the media had done their job and told the truth. Because that *is* their job: to serve the public, to inform the public.
Oct 4, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I went hiking in the woods. In the distance I saw a tree stump with a strange object on top. I walked over to look and found:
Anyone know what animal this used to be?
Oct 3, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
"We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Headpiece filled with straw."
"Alas! Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass"
Sep 30, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Elephant Rocks, Missouri. Like walking on the surface of the moon.
More Elephant Rocks. The names were carved into the rocks in the 19th century. The rocks are one billion years old.
Sep 27, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Kavanaugh's unhinged, entitled rage is making it easy to imagine him grabbing a teenage girl, throwing her on a bed, and forcing himself on her while muffling her screams
Kavanaugh's horrific behavior, clearly not a relic of the past or limited to drunkenness, may be why his backers rolled out such an excessive advanced PR blitz. Thread:
I'm using this tool to get my chronological timeline back and I'm horrified by how many people I follow who I haven't seen in weeks. Twitter instituted this change gradually enough so that I didn't notice the full effect until today. Really awful, even dangerous algorithm change.
Luke: "We knew we had to follow the money, and we had to follow the sex."
Carole: "Well, when Donald Trump has sex there always seems to be money involved..."
. @carolecadwalla discussing how in 2016, Google search was skewing results to favor white supremacists: "It was like a cancer had taken over the internet...it was so much more than 'fake news.'"
Aug 13, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Now you can add Peter Strzok to the politically motivated firings of officials who spoke out about Trump's corruption and illicit dealings with Russia.
This is a slow-motion purge and it will not spare anyone outside Trump's inner circle, which will become smaller over time.
Trump, like any autocrat, aims to rewrite the law so that he can break it. As he purges the officials who investigate corruption, he packs courts with judges who will exonerate him regardless of evidence.
Jul 24, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
In April 2017, I warned that Trump was trying to create a dynastic kleptocracy, positioning Ivanka and Jared as successors. Her business decisions should be viewed in that context. thecorrespondent.com/6591/the-tale-…
Also -- I cannot stress this enough -- Kushner needs to be out of the White House. I do not care if I'm a broken record. The damage done is already severe:
Russia interfered in the 2016 election to get Trump in power for concrete reasons: remove sanctions on Russia, weaken NATO, etc.
They are not going to interfere to elect Dems in 2018 because Dems want sanctions, NATO, and an investigation of Putin and Russian oligarchs.
Jul 19, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
@MrTracy@Shakestweetz If I thought Obama was primarily to blame, or could have thwarted this plot, I would have certainly said so over the past three years! Anyone with passing familiarity with my work knows it focuses on Trump and collaborators. But I do think it's worth examining Obama's situation.
@MrTracy@Shakestweetz No president exists in a vacuum and Obama's presidency, as you've noted, was marked by unprecedented racist obstructionism by the GOP and empowered racist white voters. Obama did not create those conditions and it does influence how he responds. So yes, white people are to blame.
Jul 17, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Trump has sought a military alliance with Russia since 1987. In particular, he has wanted to partner with them on using nuclear weapons. I wrote about this in 2016: qz.com/871436/donald-…
Now Trump and Putin have agreed on some sort of military alliance during a private, two-hour meeting
They lied and lied and lied.
On November 5, 2016, the NYT public editor criticized the NYT for ignoring the Russia story and letting hacked emails guide their election coverage. NYT fired the public editor and eliminated her position.
I got strep throat, lost my voice, and had to turn down several interviews this week. (If you've been trying to contact me, I'll try to get back to you soon!)
Anyway I was supposed to talk on TV today about GOP reps visiting Russia, and here are some points I was going to make:
The Kremlin's push to elect Trump had the removal of sanctions as a key goal, and the motivation for the GOP Senators visit was the same -- aiming at extending the mutually beneficial kleptocracy that the Trump team, the Kremlin, and its mobbed-up interlopers have consolidated.
Jul 1, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I'm back from a road trip vacation from St Louis to Moab. My family visited five national parks: Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, and Rocky Mountain.
It was amazing and since we have a national parks pass, entry fees for all parks for all of us was $80 total.
The Trump administration began attacking the National Parks System as soon as he took office. In January 2017, I wrote about their attack on the national parks as part of a broader authoritarian agenda: google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Jun 29, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Rocky Mountain National Park
Hiked the alpine trail. View from 12000 feet.
Jun 24, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Castle Rock, Kansas
Jun 23, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
The dueling flag shops of St James, Missouri. They are across the street from each other.
In case you missed it, I am on a very long road trip with my husband Clark and my children Rusty and Audrey 😉
Jun 22, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
US officials who have committed felonies -- provable felonies like lying on clearance forms, which should have led to their dismissal long ago -- are imprisoning parents who committed misdemeanors, and abducting and abusing children who did nothing.
Officials who lied on their clearance forms include Stephen Miller, Jeff Sessions, and Jared Kushner.
They've devised and enacted brutal and unconstitutional policies which severely harm the US, its citizens, and citizens of other countries.