What’s the concern? As Gordon put it in her Washington Post op-ed: “It is not clear that [Trump] understands the tradecraft to which he has been exposed, the reasons that the knowledge he has acquired must be protected from disclosure, or the intentions and capabilities of adversaries and competitors who will use any means necessary to advance their interests at the expense of ours.” Also, he’s particularly manipulatable as someone who wants to stay in politics (prior modern presidents have not done this), whose head is already full of priceless intelligence, and who continues business dealings with our foes (or in regions swarming with the intelligence services of our foes). … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
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The atmosphere of the day reflected both what we already knew about him, and what we would soon find out. The many “Pussy Grabs Back” signs represented the president’s infamous Access Hollywood remarks, and dozens of sexual assault allegations, and preceded the rise of the #MeToo movement. The signs depicting Trump’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin marked the extreme fishiness of Team Trump’s many varied meetings with Russian officials throughout the election, and anticipated years of overblown hype for the woefully wishy-washy but still misrepresented Mueller Report. The Black Lives Matter signs alluded to Trump’s inflaming of white grievance, starting with a five-year embrace of the racist Birther conspiracy against President Obama, and they foreshadowed four years of white supremacists having a champion in the White House—and Black voters playing a pivotal role in removing him from office. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
"I made this record in isolation during quarantine. It was a weird year, but I tried to capture that feeling. I hope you get a chance to check it out, I can send a download if you'd prefer." https://t.co/hgxKfPlUx1 … [Read more...] about The internet has hilarious guesses about the letter Trump reportedly left for Biden
A “100 Days Masking Challenge” calling on citizens to wear face masks, and requiring them on federal property Halting of the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization, and appointment of Anthony Fauci as head of the U.S. delegation Creation of a new, dedicated COVID-19 Response Coordinator reporting directly to the president Extension of the nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until March 31 Extension of the suspension of federal student loan interest and payments until September 30 Rejoining of the Paris climate accord Canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline Rescinding of the 1776 Commission, which thwarted schools from teaching a more transparent history curriculum on slavery Broadening of rules against workplace discrimination based on orientation or gender identity Mandatory inclusion of undocumented Americans in U.S. Census counting, and subsequent allocation of congressional representatives Strengthening of Deferred Action for Childhood … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take
All of which is a way of saying that things will probably continue to feel very noisy—and very crowded—for the next seven or eight months. Sure, there will be some early dropouts (like Eric Swalwell), but with 24 Democrats in the race, elbow room will surely be hard to come by. … [Read more...] about When will 2020 Democrats start dropping out? A depressing reality check