Diane Feinstein has severe dementia and doesn't know where she is, what she's doing and probably what year it is, yet somehow Tommy Tuberville is still the dumbest person in the senate.
Just to double check, the only way Diane Feinstein goes is if she resigns. right?
There is no senate equivalent of the 25th amendment?
My heart goes out to Diane Feinstein, but I wish someone in her family, or an aide, or a senate colleague would hand her a resignation letter to sign and release. She's so far gone, she'll probably believe she's a working senator even after her resignation. It probably wouldn't be that upsetting for her.
Finding that I agree with John Bolton is one of the stranger aspects of this timeline.
There is a large and growing group of people in America who believe that once a person has acquired $100,000,000,000 they have been anointed by the god of America to be king. They expect to be free from any laws, and to be granted the power to rule everyone who has less than $100,000,000. It doesn’t matter how they acquired their money. It could have come from selling guns, oil, opioids, or from buying companies, firing people, and selling off the parts. Many of those folks inherited their pile from their great-grandfather.
Most of the elected officials at every level of office have been influenced by who pays for their campaigns. It takes a lot of small contributions to oppose one billionaire. Most people don’t know about
“Barre Seid, a 90-year-old manufacturing magnate, gave the massive sum to a nonprofit run by Leonard Leo, who co-chairs the conservative legal group the Federalist Society.” (Chat-Bot).
Seid gave enough money for decades of lawsuits against every government program that raises taxes or supports poor or middle class people.
I'm a teacher and have been for 25 years. Every other year, I have to get recertification in Right Response. This training teaches de-escalation as well as when and how to use safe holds. Maybe we need the entire population to learn these things
Wow…I didn’t realize that a white guy choking a mentally ill black guy to death on the subway, in front of witnesses, was being a good Samaritan. Maybe I need to reread my bible, because I obviously didn’t understand it the first time.
Glad to see that push for common cause legislation in Wisconsin. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere.
I feel like the Heritage hack quote is indicative of something very important though. It is example 1000000 of using the coercive power of the state to curb private enterprise. The party of small government WAS never about actually getting to a smaller government. Wonderful.
First, a sad day in NC. Because of a liar elected on a lie, women's rights in NC have been gutted. The only good that might come of this is in 2 years after all the misery this awful law will inflict just maybe the state will be fed up enough to throw out republicans.
Both Anne Applebaum's conversation with Charlie and John Bolton's tweet underscore perhaps my most frustrating bone of contention with modern day Republicans regarding their acquiescence to Trump.
Set aside all of the alt-right vs. woke culture war nonsense. Set aside hypocrisy over valuing character in a President's personal conduct. Set aside even our substantial disagreements on immigration, abortion, and funding of entitlement programs.
Russia is, and has long been, a destabilizing force against democracy around the world. Putin has made it plain that he sees the West as an enemy, both in his speech and his actions. He has ruthlessly suppressed opposition journalism at home, and brazenly sought to undermine democraric regimes worldwide through support of puppet leaders and various acts of political sabotage.
What Bolton said about Trump should be amplified a million times over. Like the guy or not (and I don't), he was the person in the best position to make such an observation about Trump. Of course, anyone paying attention to Trump's foreign policy escapades would know this already – being laughed at by the United Nations, shrinking before Putin at Helsinki, accomplishing nothing in a futile effort to de-nuclearize N. Korea other than developing a long-distance bromance with their psychopath of a ruler, etc. That Trump was seen as a fool by other world leaders is only the bare minimum credit to their perspicacity and common sense.
But it goes beyond this. Because no matter what you want to believe about Trump's level of knowledge and intent with regard to Putin's election interference – whether he was guilty of conspiracy, collusion, or mere useful idiocy, there is no getting around the fact that Trump *himself* was Putin's weapon against the U.S. And a damn effective one at that. That mere fact alone should tell anyone all they need to know about Trump's fitness for office. Quibbling about whether the weapon knew any better on its own is largely missing the point.
This is why, unlike many of my fellow progressives, Trump's incompetence is not a source of comfort for me. Because the Presidency matters. It does not exist simply to be a political asset for the ruling party or a punching bag for the opposition. Even when it's not the guy we voted for, even when it's someone we don't like, even when it's someone who will make decisions we don't agree with, we still need someone competent and responsible running the country – not an overgrown child treating world affairs like a high-school social scene.
Especially when our adversaries are all grown adults.
Why the sudden change of heart in Wisconsin Republicans? How about cause they got their asses handed to them in the recent state Supreme Court election?! They know their reign of gerrymandering and other shenanigans is likely at an end.
This is when I knew Senator Feinstein was not fit for office certainly as a moderate let alone a Democrat. It was just a feeling that I had in Oct. of 2020: "It was a hug that would have shocked many, even in a year without social distancing: Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee, ending a contentious week of supreme court confirmation hearings with a full-body embrace of Lindsey Graham, the committee’s Republican chair.
The act and her remarks about the hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett – “This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in” – sparked calls among progressives for her retirement, and outcry that she had been in office for too long. Many of the California senator’s constituents and her more progressive Democratic party colleagues have been arguing that for years."
I understand people's frustration with what goes on that shouldn't on public transit. This needs to be addressed by having more transit police officers present. Penny shows why those without authority shouldn't take on that authority. He didn't assess the threat correctly. We'll know more when this goes to trial but it doesn't look like Neely attempted a physical attack before Penny intervened. He chose the wrong means of restraint and executed the restraint hold improperly. Other passengers were there to help restrain Neely, if Neely needed restraint, without a chokehold. Passengers fled the car indicating a means of escaping whatever threat Neely posed without Penny's physical interaction. Penny exhibited poor decision making and the result was a bad outcome. Bad decisions are rife on the right, so it's understandable that they see him as a brother in arms. Like is attracted to like.
At 80 years old myself, I wasn’t quite prepared for that look into Senator Feinstein’s situation. It goes without saying it
is a bad situation for both she and her constituents . But my main reason for commenting is to commend and encourage anybody who hasn’t already listened to Charley’s pod with Ann Applebaum to listen to it. Thanks Charley, I thought it was tremendous and conversations like that are the biggest reason I came to the Bulwark.
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a man entered the home of President Biden’s national security adviser in the middle of the night. "But he TOLD us he was measuring for drapes."
Brilliant idea from Ben Wittes. So much so that, although I almost NEVER pay retail, I subscribed without the discount. Will plan a trip to D.C if the plan comes to fruition and add it to the sites to see
Alzheimers care has been part of my life for 10 years. Those who enable her are self-interested hacks. Common sense and fairness demand that those who can not act in their own best interest be helped, even against their wishes, not propped up. She needs to be elsewhere long ago. Her history has no bearing. Again reality is actual, and there are NO alternative facts, there is NO truthful hyperbole.