“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs." ~ Norman Maclean
I can only speculate, but my guess for what this thinly sourced NYT story is really about: keeping the Russiagate scam alive & undermining prospects of US-Russia diplomacy. And the usual stenographers are receiving it as expected: pic.twitter.com/HUrGGDVBo3
Before I talk about the Democrats, let me just say that if Trump loses (and it appears that he will), the GOP will descend into a civil war that will make the Democrat's civil war look mild in comparison. Trump's hyper-loyal base has gone off the deep end, immersing itself in konspiracy theories while rejecting logic and fact-based reality. It's not a group that will simply accept their hero losing.
A lot of the coverage of this decision was akin to: ‘SCOTUS Hands Trump Administration a Big Win on Immigration’, but they miss a lot; the following makes me think that the author may have been in the room. He also adds plenty of of historical context. No coverage contained what I’ve bolded first in London’s column. As I have permission to do so, I’ll paste in the whole gob-smacking lot of it. Good on Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan (the ‘2’), but you may remember that Obama appointee Kagan had helped gut long-standing Miranda Rights/Warning in 2010
‘US Supreme Court rules recent asylum seekers have no right to habeas corpus or due process’, Eric London, 26 June 2020
When we started this conversation on China it may have seemed a little over the top to mention the US might be involved in a war with China. It is not a new concept and it did not begin with Trump and his appointment of Peter Navarro a China hawk.
This week an irate crowd of people in Milwaukee set fire to a house suspected of being the center of a sex trafficking ring. I have tried to piece this story together from tweets and videos, and there is no clear narrative. On the one hand it could be a case of a neighborhood doing the job that police refused to do, or it could be a case of hysteria fueled vigilanteism.