Yeah this has been coming. Too many people taking it for granted they don’t have to subscribe.
In the news, support for impeachment among Democrats drops in CNN poll. OOOPS…
IMPEACH:GOP Senators want it over Quick. DJT not so much.https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senators-seek-quick-acquittal-for-trump-the-president-wants-more-11576535310?mod=hp_lead_pos5
CNN poll shows support for impeach and remove dropshttps://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474846-support-falls-for-trumps-impeachment-removal-from-office-cnn-poll
Vulnerable Dem Freshmen decide to go down with the ship.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/judiciary-committee-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: The question at the heart of the impeachment debate is not whether Mr. Trump leaned on Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals when Kyiv was in dire need of American military aid. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that he did. At issue is whether that constituted an egregious abuse of power that warrants impeachment.
It’s a partisan stalemate on ousting Trumphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/americans-locked-in-partisan-stalemate-on-removing-trump-from-office-post-abc-poll-finds/2019/12/16/528aa7b8-2034-11ea-bed5-880264cc91a9_story.html
700 scholars want Trump impeached. Of course.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/more-than-700-scholars-pen-letter-urging-house-to-impeach-trump/2019/12/16/575d980a-2060-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html
Rudy says he was the guy who convinced Trump and Pompeo to fire Yovanovichhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/giuliani-yovanovitch-ukraine.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: He added that he did not recommend that Mr. Trump or Mr. Pompeo recall Ms. Yovanovitch. “I just gave them the facts,” he said. “I mean, did I think she should be recalled? I thought she should have been fired.” He said, “If I was attorney general, I would have kicked her out. I mean — secretary of state.”
Interview with Rudy. Yeah I forced her out.https://www.foxnews.com/media/rudy-giuliani-says-he-forced-out-ukraine-ambassador-yovanavitch-she-was-corrupt
Four guys who claim to be Repubs but haven’t been for a long time want him to lose.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/opinion/lincoln-project.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
Who they are: George Conway, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver, Rick Wilson
WP says Repubs show no respect for the constitution unless they impeach.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/will-any-republicans-take-the-constitution-seriously/2019/12/16/cf281e14-201a-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html
McGurn says Adam Schiff should not investigate if Steele Dossier was Russ disinfo.https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-job-for-adam-schiff-11576540574?mod=hp_opin_pos_2
POLITICS:Trump team trying to milk impeachment for 2020https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/17/trump-impeachment-2020-086362
Corey complains that race permeates everything.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/17/2020-diversity-black-candidates-086394MQ: It feels like the country has taken a giant step backwards, he said. “It’s hard to answer the question of, how did you go from Barack Obama to Donald Trump?”
Boris pisses on BBChttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/business/media/bbc-boris-johnson.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
Why young white libs hate Mayor Petehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/magazine/pete-buttigieg.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=The%20New%20York%20Times%20Magazine
MQ: The Buttigieg backlash, just like this spring’s first flush of Buttigieg mania, has a dorm-room atmosphere about it; it is most intense within his own cohort of young, mostly white, college-educated liberals, who are torn between a mounting discomfort with their own privilege and an instinctive comfort with their own class. Buttigieg is his demographic’s most natural avatar in the 2020 race, and that is precisely his problem.
In Pakistan Muscharaf sentenced to deathhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/world/asia/pervez-musharraf-death-sentence-pakistan.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
SJW:Merriam Webster names “they” the word of the year.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/16/confused-about-they-merriam-websters-word-year-dont-be/
NYT documents slum conditions in homeless camp in East Baycan’t paste a link. it’s all video.
WTFBoeing caves, halts 737 Max production.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/16/boeing-will-halt-max-production-january-faa-reviews-software-fix/
The Simpsons is thirty years old today and WP says it’s lost its edge.https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/12/17/how-simpsons-lost-its-edge/