Midday open thread: Death, slow progress, weather, and a cheater
What you missed on Sunday Kos …
Black congresswomen made political history. Democrats need to give them more support, by Denise Oliver Velez
Kill Obamacare? Trump voters won’t care. But we will—in 2020, by Sher Watts Spooner
The 2020 presidential election must be about issues. Daily Kos asks the Democratic field to go there, by Daily Kos Candidate Guides
The Barr cover-up: Trump was not exonerated, and anyone claiming otherwise is a liar or a dupe, by Laurence Lewis
The Trump slump is coming. It may be here already, by Ian Reifowitz
What does the Republican Party stand for anymore, by Mark E Andersen
Republicans’ message to Jewish Americans: Everything we hate is like the Holocaust, by Jon Perr
The ghosts of the Mueller investigation will be haunting the GOP for the foreseeable future, by Frank Vyan Walton
Obama did what he thought was best. Progressives must accept no less than Medicare for All—and more, by Egberto Willies
Condolences to family, friends, and fans:
The rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, the authorities said.
File this under it’s about time:
In a decision that strikes a progressive blow toward gender equality in public education, a federal judge ruled last week a North Carolina charter school’s requirement that female students wear skirts is unconstitutional.
Nothing to see here:
About one-third of the U.S.’s $18 trillion gross national product is generated by industries vulnerable to changes in the weather. There were 14 weather events that caused at least $1 billion in damages in the U.S. last year, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. That’s more than the 6.2 per year average from 1980 to 2018.
“To say ‘Donald Trump cheats’ is like saying ‘Michael Phelps swims,’” Reilly writes. “He cheats at the highest level. He cheats when people are watching and he cheats when they aren’t. He cheats whether you like it or not. He cheats because that’s how he plays golf … if you’re playing golf with him, he’s going to cheat.”
On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin confirms Trump-Russia opinion froze in place over the weekend. Alex Jones’s Sandy Hook suit meltdown. NY measles outbreak poses unique problems. Trump’s the worst golf cheat ever. Subpoenas set to roll, but lots of legal games remain.