When a problem comes along, you must whip it — and whipping is slowly working toward an impeachment inquiry. Whip it good!
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
We could use a boost now as we work our way through the dog days of summer. Take a look at how far we’ve come even if it seems too slowly, measure our progress toward an impeachment inquiry.
Something about the ICE raids conducted in Mississippi today set off my hinky meter. This is an open thread.
“A republic if you can keep it,” said Ben Franklin. It’s still on us to exercise representative democracy and demand the remaining 45% of House votes to support an impeachment inquiry. This is an open thread.
GOP Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10) announced Wednesday he would not seek re-election, saying, “[r]hetoric and vitriol, it overwhelms policy.” Are Trump’s racist ‘Go Back’ remarks to blame?
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before two different House committees today. This post is dedicated to these hearings.
Open thread for everything NOT directly related to the House Judiciary Committee hearing and Robert Mueller’s testimony.
Naysayers pooh-pooh the risks posed as fearmongering, but the threat is real: the youngest voter age groups which are least likely to vote for Trump and the GOP are the likely target of questionable mobile application FaceApp.
Three things not worth a full post but perhaps they’re worth a brief look. This is an open thread.
None of the internecine squabbling between House Democrats’ factions gets them any closer to doing what the 2018 Blue Wave told Democrats needed to be done. When will House Dems pull out of their navel-gazing spiral?