Weekend Reading: The Rise of the Thought Leader: David Sessions on Dan Drezner

Live from the Orange-Haired Baboon Cage: Matthew Yglesias: Puerto Rico is all our worst fears about Trump coming real: "it’s essentially inconceivable that the next objectively difficult crisis that Trump fumbles will be more in Kelly’s wheelhouse than a disaster requiring a military response in the Caribbean... https://www.vox.com/2017/10/1/16390006/puerto-rico-trump

...We’re witnessing the Trump administration at peak performance and it’s appalling. Bismarck supposedly said that God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America. If we’re lucky he’ll be proven right and nothing much else bad will happen for the next three years. If not, buckle your seatbelts.