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This Day in History
President Abraham Lincoln assassinated; Titanic strikes iceberg; First videotape demonstrated; Loretta Lynn born.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
Trump’s Scooter Libby Pardon Is a Signal in More Ways Than One Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics
The Libby Pardon: Trump’s Object Lesson in Presidential Firewalls emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
Paul Ryan’s Farewell Echidne, at her blog
Friday Night Soother — baby otter time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo
Who Pays For Armed Teachers’ Gun Accidents? Spocko, Hullabaloo
Inopportunity knocks Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo
“A Troubled Place”: Trump Doubles Down on Syria … While Also Giving Up On It Joshua Geltzer, Just Security
What to Make of Trump’s Pardon of Scooter Libby? Bob Bauer, Lawfare
Paul Ryan Is Not A Sellout Or Tragic Figure Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money
The Charter School Lobby Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money
David Brooks: …And a Doughy Pantload Shall Lead Them driftglass, at his blog
WHY DOES TRUMP BELIEVE HE COULD SURVIVE MURDER BUT NOT PEEING PROSTITUTES? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog
We Interrupt Today’s News With An Update From The Monkey Selfie Case Cathie Gellis, Techdirt
New Hampshire Court: First Amendment Says You Can Call A Patent Troll A Patent Troll Daniel Nazer, Techdirt