Midday open thread: An award for Pelosi, a man in Florida, and Megyn Kelly plots a comeback

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Our sacred institution:

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The Second Amendment does not apply to other countries, by Mark E Andersen
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Our economic system depends on your path to mediocrity, by Egberto Willies
Primary debates should be a Democratic bulwark against Trump tirades, by Chris Reeves

Well deserved:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at a ceremony next month, the Kennedy Library Foundation announced Sunday.

The California Democrat is being recognized for leading “with strength, integrity and grace under pressure — using her power to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens,” former ambassador Caroline Kennedy, the foundation’s honorary president, said in a statement.

Your daily Florida man:

A man was arrested in Florida for allegedly breaking into cars in the jail parking lot moments after he was released, according to police.

A powerful read:

Lasantha Wickrematunge was the cofounder of Sri Lanka’s Sunday Leader newspaper. He was assassinated in January 2009. Three days later, the newspaper published his last column, which he had written to be released in the event of his death. This is that column.


Nearly six months after NBC News chairman Andy Lack abruptly cancelled Megyn Kelly Today—the culmination of a series of unwelcome controversies, coupled with weak ratings, that imploded with her blurted endorsement of white people wearing Halloween blackface—the former Fox News star is starting to formulate a comeback strategy and getting ready to test the marketplace.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin rounds up weekend headlines. Neilsen’s out at DHS, and Trump fakes a replacement. Dems posting big fundraising numbers. The WH is backpedaling on Mueller report; won’t comply on tax returns. McGahn is talking & it’s not helping.

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