So much of this is not normal, but if this is the reality we must amplify those fighting to defend the institutions that make America a thing.

The Office of the President is not a get-out-of-jail free card for lawless behavior,” the professors wrote in their letter, obtained by POLITICO. “Indeed, our country’s Founders made it clear in the Declaration of Independence that they did not believe that even a king had such powers; they specifically cited King George’s obstruction of justice as among the ‘injuries and usurpations’ that justified independence. …

No words….

“For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said one White House official, speaking anonymously to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.”

Yes there is a musical based on Jimmy Buffett’s music and yes I am excited. Don’t @ me!

This article does a good job of explaining what Michael Cohen does for Donald Trump. What the article does not do is explain how dangerous this is. This is right out of the organized crime playbook, but instead he is the president. That is having a lawyer who is not doing any legal work, but instead just uses his degree as a way to try and keep some information privileged. The courts have not been kind to this in the past, but Michael Cohen and Donald Trump are still living in 1970s New York.

Also it’s really something that we…

“Trump has not abandoned Republican economic policy. He has carried it out faithfully. The party’s attempts to pin its collapse on his personal shortcomings of willpower are a completely predictable part of how that policy takes shape.”

My favorite part of Axios outside of trying to make the world dumber is stuff like this. Have to give Ivanka (my guess) for this spin. It will be great when Trump calls this a lie later.

New tech is not always better just because it is new. Over the last year while rumors of FaceID becoming reality on the next phone were out there, we also heard how Apple was working on getting TouchID working on the screen. Well they didn’t, and now it’s FaceID only on the iPhone X.
Judging by the first reviews this move will be a tad controversial. I have two worries.

  • Checking the phone discreetly is now impossible. If you are in a meeting, out for a meal, or just walking down the street a great feature of the iPhone was…

The media told us General John Kelly was going to be the new grown up in the White House. He was the new moderating voice. Well this is who is the Chief of Staff is, and I wonder how some like Maggie Haberman would have covered the closing scene of “A Few Good Men” if it was not fiction and she was assigned to cover?


I have been using iOS as my main phone for a few years, but I always have a line with an Android device on it for testing and playing (I also had a third line for Windows devices, but alas that is no longer needed). I have had Nexus devices, the original Moto X, as well as two from Samsung. So it was time to replace the S6 with a newer Android device. So now I have a Note 8!
I am going to write more about this after using it for a few more days, but a few notes.

So much news, so many sources, so much to read, so where does one start? If you are a news junkie as I am this is the ultimate question of our times (tad exaggeration).
My system for trying to keep up is not complicated, but it works for me and something similar might work for you. First I have 3 “old media” sources that I subscribe to so I read those as you would have in 1950 at the kitchen table. Those would be The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. …

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