Matthew Yglesias: "Congressional Republicans are happy to stand up to Trump, they just legitimately do not object to his racist and authoritarian tendencies the way they do to higher taxes on aluminum imports: "'I’m dumfounded... I can’t be silent and complicit in this.'—House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling just assailed Pres. Trump’s trade agenda in interview with @BloombergTV. Airs in the 2pmET hour."
Marcy Wheeler: e"Reupping this bc I'm flabbergasted reporters covering this story don't understand this. The question about the statement on June 9 meeting isn't whether Don Sr or Jr dictated it. It's whether Putin did https://www.emptywheel.net/2018/06/02/the-non-denial-denial-in-trumps-response-on-the-june-9-meeting-statement-did-putin-dictate-the-statement/. That's a question about 'collusion', not obstruction..."
Nils Gilman: "In general, the United States is the best country in the world to be rich in, but mediocre or worse if you’re not at least affluent..."
Nils Gilman: "#40YearsAgoToday: California voters approve Proposition 13, a key moment in the rise of #PlutocraticInsurgency, as it leads to the steady defunding of public goods in the state..."