David Waldman and KITM welcome Wednesday, and our Wednesday correspondents, friends and listeners. Everything else kind of sucks:
So now it’s cool to be civil? Fox News knows that if you set up a camera and wait, pretty soon you’ll see feces thrown. If this incivility keeps up, even beltway pundits won’t be able to eat anywhere higher than 2 stars. You don’t need a weatherman to know which way David Gergen blows, and those others who wish for a more refined discourse. As always, the Right encourages more civil behavior, as in “The Civil War”.
Civilly, Greg Dworkin points out there is in fact a lot of good news, and a lot of it happened last night. Dynamic young Latinas like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will make America great again. Compelling candidates and compelling races are heading our way in November.
More good news: In Virginia, voters are 2-1 anti-Gop, and Trump is killing his own incumbent. Battleground states want a Democratic congress to stop Trump until we can all civilly show him the door. Republicans assist in the effort: Steve King delivers neo-Nazi messages, while the House prioritizes Hillary’s emails. Donald’s BFF Kim Jong Un returns to his first love, little rockets.
Reality Winner pleads guilty as part of a plea deal.
Megan McArdle loves caps, periods, and debating civics, manages to be incorrect in all three.