Who’s on the list: Recipients of this year’s Oscar nominations were surprisingly diverse…and then there’s Phantom Thread. Aisha Harris tallies up some winners, losers (sorry, Martin McDonagh), and other surprises. Been down so long: Yascha Mounk thinks Democrats angry at the compromise their leaders in the Senate forged on Monday are just mad because they’re used to being mad. (“They crave the righteous anger that comes with losing,” he writes.) Osita Nwanevu isn’t so sure.
What they got: Did centrist Senate Democrats score a victory today? Or will Mitch McConnell most definitely renege on his promise to debate immigration in February? Jim Newell, for one, thinks the Dems got played for fools. Ben Mathis-Lilley rounds up opinions on Twitter, where progressive moods range from apocalyptic (thanks, Osita) to sanguine. More of same: Trump is going to sign the Nuclear Posture Review, a document that puts forth policy similar to Bush’s and Obama’s.
Truly impressive: L’affaire “shithole” is now a week and a half old, and we can look at the evolution of the conversation around the president’s comments to learn something about how the GOP protects Trump at all costs. Will Saletan breaks down an epic act of spin. So it begins: Before he was confirmed, remarks made by John K. Bush, a new Trump appointee on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, left many people—including Mark Joseph Stern—uneasy.
@dr_jdean@jamesjbrownjr Ha! Actually, many of those are still around and still useful. I dig out my childhood studies books all the time, for reference for stories. It's all my fiction and non-academic nonfiction that's been axed =( Sad state of affairs in my prosaic life
@jamesjbrownjr =) Still have to dig up my copy. Or was that one of the non-strictly-academic books I got rid of in 2008 to make room for seminar texts?? I've lost the plot on my library, half of which is now in storage =(
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