When I blogged Tom Frank's essay on Occupy Wall Street last week, I had a feeling I might regret my description of the movement as "pretty much over." Sure enough, I must tip my hat to the Zuccotti Park veterans who started Occupy Sandy, a post-hurricane grassroots relief effort that by every account I've seen is doing excellent work. And now some Occupiers are launching the Rolling Jubilee, a voluntary effort buy up people's debt and forgive it. We have yet to see if that one takes off as much as Occupy Sandy has, but it is attracting a fair amount of attention and it'll be holding a charity telethon (er, streamathon) next week. Apparently you don't need an encampment to keep a movement going.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?