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Blog Post Archive

This Is a National Crisis

I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Russian interference in the election and Republicans' indifference to it, as well as the mounting evidence that Trump new even before the U.S. intelligence community disclosed what was happening.There is a lot of information there, so I'm not even going to try to excerpt part of it. Show More Summary

Confirmation of What We All Suspected

1. NBC News: "U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack."U.S. intelligence officials now believe with "a high level of confidence" that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Heather T: "What are your 3 wishes?"

Daily Dose of Cute

Rags awakens. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Recommended Reading

Jackie Calmes at the New York Times: "Obama Administration bars states from withholding federal money from Planned Parenthood."Dianna E. Anderson at Shareblue: "Obama signs landmark health reform bill, further cementing his legacy."Josh...Show More Summary

"The Democrats Are Doing Nothing"

This is a thing I keep hearing. It is incorrect. (That tweet starts a long thread, in which I recount many actions the Democrats have been taking since the election.)


If you thought the $Hillary! stuff wasn't entirely bereft of wisdom and decency during the election, how's it looking to you now? — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 13, 2016 Not that the CEO of ExxonMobil and president of the Putin Fan Club won't make an excellent Sec of State, I'M SURE. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 13, 2016

Question of the Day

A follow-up to yesterday's QotD: What funny, moving, or otherwise extraordinary moment of your life do you actually have on video, and can't quite believe you were lucky enough to capture it?This video I captured of a passing migration of birds in October 2013 (video description at link) will forever be pretty cool to me.

Discussion Thread: Trump Despair

I don't know about y'all, but I just feel overwhelmingly despondent about the incoming Trump administration at the moment. Like, it was bad on Election Day. Indescribably bad. And it has been bad every day since. Worse, in fact, with each passing day. Show More Summary

This Is Terrific

T.R. Ramachandran has written an amazing four-part series for Shareblue on the profound media failures during the election. Part One has just been published, and it is an absolute must-read. And please share it if you enjoy it! It deserves (and needs) to be widely read.

On Perry

I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Rick Perry being nominated by Trump to lead the Department of Energy. And how he's one of now more than a dozen high-level appointments who are patently unqualified for their positions, which appears to be the entire point.Reed it and seethe.P.S.

Daily Dose of Cute

Regal hound.(Hard to believe this is the same dog who lies around with his tongue hanging out, lol.) As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

On Requests to Help Trump Supporters Live Happily Ever After

[Content Note: racism, homobigotry, privilege, gaslighting, rape culture, description of sexual assault]Another day, another white man with a huge platform telling people to get out of their "liberal bubbles" and stop caricaturing Trump supporters as bigots. Show More Summary

Trump Picks Tillerson for Secretary of State

Donald Trump has chosen Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, who has zero government experience, for Secretary of State. The New York Times opening paragraph reads: "President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday officially selected Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, to be his secretary of state. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

What moment of your life do you wish you had on video so you could watch it over and over, show it to people who can't believe such an incredible story, or just have for posterity for some other reason?


House Benghazi Committee quietly files its final report and shuts down. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 12, 2016

Recommended Reading

Evelyn Farkas at Politico: "Here's What America Needs to Know About Trump and Russia."Jon Sharman at the Independent: "China flies nuclear bomber over South China Sea as a 'message' to Donald Trump."Me at Shareblue: "Clinton campaign supports electors' request for intelligence briefing on Russian interference."Dianna E. Show More Summary

Let's Not Forget: The Left Fell For Russian Propaganda Too

In the flurry of discussions about "fake news" and its effect on the election, a rather important fact seems to be curiously muted in liberal circles: the Russians played us too. Despite the recent attention to leaks from a CIA report, it's not news that the Russians were behind the Wikileaks hack. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

WHO'S A GOOD GIRL? WHO IS? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Still Waiting

I tweeted this nearly a month ago: "Give him a chance." Until when, exactly? How many more wildly abnormal and indecent things do you need to see first? What's the threshold? — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) November 16, 2016 I am still waiting for an answer to this question.

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