“Critchley leafs through the pages of his register and concludes, as did Montaigne, that the consolation of philosophy is ‘the stillness of the soul’s dialogue with itself. … It is the achievment of a...
from Poem 64 by Catullus, translated by Horace Gregory (Some people don’t like Gregory’s translation because of his somewhat freewheeling liberties with the text. But I find his work to be by far the...
Using Geraldo Rivera as a barometer of Latino opinion is probably a bad idea, but there was something oddly touching about this (via): I have goosebumps,” says Rivera, 65, born to a Catholic, Puerto...
After an unbearably over-hyped build-up, Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United was pretty darn anti-climactic. Adding insult to injury, the match forced casual or otherwise unaffiliated fans to choose the lesser of two (great)...
Matthew Schmitz wants counter-conservatives to stop attacking the right-wing talk radio pundits: If the goal of Conor and others who have attacked talk radio is to save the Republican Party, I’m at a loss...
“A series of cataclysmic events leads to the annihilation of a war-mongering elite. All that remains is a rogue group of working-class types who are motivated by racial resentment, obsessed with drilling, and led...
Commenter Mike Farmer expresses an objection to my and Mr. Larison’s defenses of Judge Sotomayor’s “wise Latina woman” comment that I suspect is pretty typical and has strong surface appeal: She might have a...
Daniel Larison has put together some excellent thoughts on the current leading objections to Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the SCOTUS. I have my differences with Larison’s preferred jurisprudence, but he does a far better...
[caption id="attachment_183441" align="aligncenter" width="512"] Elizabeth Warren speaks to protestors during the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings[/caption]
Those of you wondering which of the major 2020 presidential candidates would call for impeachment first, wonder no more. If you had Senator Elizabeth Warren, come collect your prize.
The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to call on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Warren, of Massachusetts, said her announcement was based on the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller.
"The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty," she tweeted. "That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States."
Before Warren's statement, another 2020 candidate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters at a campaign stop in New Hampshire that the senators in the race seemed to be choosing their words carefully on the issue.
"I think you’ve seen all the senators are very cautious about talking about this because we would be the jury if there was any kind of an action brought over from the House," she said, adding that "the key thing" for her was to have special counsel Robert Mueller testify before the Judiciary Committee.
A spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, responding to Warren's call, said, “As the speaker has said repeatedly, one step at a time."
The Mueller Report, Presented by AG William Barr: Discussion Thread
Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday is expected to submit to Congress and make public a redacted version of the 400-page report written by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team that will reveal much about President Trump’s actions in office.
Barr plans to hold a 9:30 a.m. news conference to address “process questions” and provide an “overview of the report,” a senior Justice Department official said. The report will be delivered on discs to Capitol Hill between 11 a.m. and noon and posted on the special counsel’s website thereafter, the official said.
Until now, the only information about Mueller’s findings from his 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections had been provided by Barr in a four-page letter to Congress last month in which he described the special counsel’s “principal conclusions.”
This post will be updated as information comes out throughout the day.
Barr: "The Russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign or the knowing assistance of any other American for that matter. That is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed." pic.twitter.com/U6DUzA38LR
Barr says "the special counsel found no evidence that any American, including anyone associated with the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government or the IRA in this illegal scheme [to influence the 2016 election]." https://t.co/lzOeQfzsdcpic.twitter.com/Pp10JUgxOh
We haven't done an architecture post in a while, and shame on us for that. Horrifying it has to be for a reason like this. Notre Dame in Paris is burning, and is very much in danger of complete destruction.
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who released reams of secret documents that embarrassed the United States government, was taken into police custody on Thursday after being evicted from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has lived for almost seven years.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that Mr. Assange had been arrested by officers at the embassy on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court in 2012, for failing to surrender to the court.
The United States Justice Department has filed criminal charges against Mr. Assange, 47, related to the publication of classified documents, a fact that prosecutors accidentally made public in November. He also faces a charge in a British court of jumping bail.
Mr. Assange is also suspected of aiding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by releasing material stolen from the computers of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party. In July, the Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking those computers, and the indictment contends that at least one of them was in contact with WikiLeaks.
Assange first holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy to avoid an arrest warrant from Sweden on a rape charge back in 2012. That warrant was rescinded, but Assange has outstanding legal issues in both the US and UK, the later for jumping bail and in the States where his sealed federal indictment was accidentally revealed in court filings back in November. Meanwhile, Assange relationship with the Ecuadorian government had long since soured, with President Moreno especially looking to offload him since his election in 2017. They finally did. Now in UK custody, the legal and diplomatic wrangling on who gets their hands on Julian Assange first begins. Much more to come from this story.
Yesterday, I talked up the films of the recently departed Agnès Varda. Today, the Criterion Channel went live and they've put up fourteen of her films, a few of which are among the best you'll ever see.