Mark Twain has been a hero of mind since my boyhood when I first learned to read and write while playing in the same creek bottoms and hearing the same Pike County accents all around me that my fellow Missourian wrote so perfectly in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

After…

First reported in “Caught Our Eye” by Keturah Hetrick at Legistorm:

the U.S.-Qatar Business Council spent nearly $85,000 on travel for four Democrats and one Republican. The trade association flew those members — Reps. Lou Correa (D-Calif.), Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) — to Doha in the spring for meetings on business engagements…

When you tag a post in Medium the platform shows you the number of times the post has been tagged with given keywords. Because I’m sleepless af tonight, I punched in some Congressional keywords to see what came up. For example, “Congress” has been tagged 12.9k times. “Senate” has been…

Network and cable news guest bookers have been under fire from social media since the southern border of the United States became the scene of the story that (unsurprisingly) is defining the Biden administration.

After four years of full-contact punditry and news-as-bloodsport, guests on top political news shows have come…

  • tl;dr: The White House should plant its flag on stopping ICE during today’s immigration policy rollout (which has been amazing so far) … then dig in.

Every new day of the Biden-Harris White House has a theme. Covid, Climate, Equity, Health Care, and so on. Today the new White House…

Pablo Andrés Manríquez Sullivan

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