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The Gop health bomb is in a holding pattern, as we wait and see whether Trump throws his weight behind it and twists arms, or heads back to the golf course and looks for someone else to blame. In the meantime, unless there’s a fresh 6 AM Tweetrage, I guess …

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Breitbart columnist, 'ethnic cleansing' conspiracy theorist are among hundreds of quiet Trump hires

“Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are,” goes an old Mexican saying, translated into English. These days, Donald Trump’s administration appears to be walking with a Breitbart contributor, an “ethnic cleansing” conspiracy theorist, and a reality show reject (not Trump!) who invented some sort of  “survivalist” tool to use following the collapse of …

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Open thread for night owls: The fate of a resister: Berta Cáceres didn’t die, she multiplied

Berta Cáceres Some resisters have always paid the ultimate price for their insubordination to the authorities. That was what happened to environmental advocate Berta Cáceres, an indigenous resister in Honduras. Her activist leadership of the indigenous Lenca people in their victorious fight against the world’s biggest dam builder stopped the construction of a hydroelectric …

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Michelle Obama Celebrates International Women’s Day With Surprise School Visit to Female Students, Talks Education

Former First Lady Michelle Obama, participates in roundtable discussion with students at Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, DC March 8, 2017. (Photo: Chuck Kennedy) article by Tierney Mcafee via people.com Michelle Obama is still devoted to “letting girls learn.”The former first lady marked International Women’s Day with a surprise visit to 12 …

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Today (so far) in Ryancare

The breakneck speed with which Paul Ryan is trying to ram through his Obamacare repeal and replacement-if-you-squint-at-it-and-are-a-Republican bill was matched with an unceasing flurry of stories about the politics and the policies of the thing. Two House committees began marking up the bill, despite the fact that there have been …

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