"America, as it has done before, has gone off the rails," said Marianne Williamson, the author and lecturer, on Thursday evening. Williamson, a native Houstonian, was speaking at Unity of Houston as part of her "Love America" tour, which began last month. I was among the several hundred people who had gathered in the pyramid-shaped sanctuary, to hear her talk about spirituality and politics. For context, I really had no idea what to expect.
Years from now, I suspect, we'll remember Steve Bannon as a minor player in the tragedy that was the Trump administration. But we should also remember "Sloppy Steve" as a cautionary tale. So before we bid him adieu, let's take a moment to reflect on Bannon's failings. For starters, Bannon is sloppy. His former boss, Donald Trump, is right about that. That's the explanation for Bannon's downfall, which culminated on Tuesday when he stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News.
Perhaps the greatest advantage Donald Trump has, heading into the second year of his presidency, is that his most ferocious critics tend to be among the most indiscriminate. Last year, for example, they opposed his decision to nominate Jeff Sessions for attorney general. They were right to do so, in my view, given that many Americans had very valid concerns about his commitment to voting rights and due process, among other things.
LRT: Kudos to @HurdOnTheHill for stepping up. This would be a good #DACADeal & Texans should be leading on this issue.
And Dem friends, if you want to be helpful *please join me in commending Hurd rn*. Other Rs will notice if you do.
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Selecting a term
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