“But nothing was more telling about this majority than the way it dismissed the issue it rode in on as soon as Trump replaced Obama. So before House Republicans come apologizing again for their past mistakes and begging for another chance, it’s important to emphasize right now: Republican have not, do not, and will not care about deficit reduction except as a rhetorical ploy for stymieing a Democratic government.”
“Don’t go putting the Carlton Dance in your games without respecting Carlton.”
Churches are easy targets for financial crimes because their finances are allowed to be completely opaque.
“Future-proofing” is how you say “climate change” if you’re a Texas Republican.
TV stars we said goodbye to in 2018.
“[Paul] Ryan’s entire thinking about the subject of poverty is shaped by his deep commitment to a fundamentally false premise: the notion that anti-poverty programs have failed.”
The year 536 was a very bad time to be alive.
RIP, Audrey Geisel, film producer and widow of Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.
“I also get bombarded with direct messages from men who want to sleep with me but those are usually sprinkled with DMs from men who think I’m a degenerate who deserves to be dead. Sometimes I get both from the same guy.”
“The New York Times reviewed hundreds of documents including police reports, bank records and investigator notes from a decade of mass shootings. Many of the killers built their stockpiles of high-powered weapons with the convenience of credit. No one was watching.”
The worst political predictions of 2018. That could easily be a much longer list.
RIP, Richard Overton, nation’s oldest WWII veteran.
“At first blush, this impasse over what divides a wall from a fence might look frivolous. But the semantic controversy is rooted in a substantive one. Simply put, the reason Congress can’t agree on what Trump’s wall is is that Trump can’t (honestly) say what it’s for.”
“In our view, that action clearly constituted a criminal attempt by the president to obstruct justice, one that is even more clear-cut than the president’s prior attempts to thwart the federal investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference.”
Here are your Golden Dukes winners for 2018.
How the conversation about guns changed in 2018.