“‘Not as bad as Trump’ cannot be the new standard.” — @waltshaub washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…

I see a lot of conservatives gloating about this but I think telling observant Catholic liberals and Democrats they’re not wanted or welcome in the Church is not going to work out the way they seem to think it will. nytimes.com/2021/06/18/us/…

So here’s a fun fact: thanks to this article I wrote for @NYMag I have been kicked out of the Eric Adams election night party nymag.com/intelligencer/…


Just some of the things Trump’s new spokeswoman said before he hired her:
- Trump won in “a landslide”
- The election was stolen by “communists at home and abroad”
- “The real insurrection” happened during the vote count
- Biden is “an illegitimate person” cnn.com/2021/06/18/pol…

For the site today, I wrote about the theory--pushed in recent days by Tucker Carlson, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene--that the 1/6 riot was ACTUALLY incited by the FBI.
Does it hold up? It does not hold up!



NEW: There was a time when President Biden could have been Father Joe.
My look at Biden — a deeply Catholic president who once considered entering the priesthood — as US bishops move to deny him Communion and put him at the center of a religious fight.



“Of 26 New York political consultants, lobbyists, strategists and other influential New York political figures interviewed by The Washington Post, 18 predicted he would win.”
@jdawsey1⁩ from the 🍎 grande > washingtonpost.com/politics/new-y…

“The conspiracy theory — that Jan 6 was a false flag event organized by the FBI — traveled the way so many conspiracy theories do: from a fringe site run by a white nationalist to this country’s most-watched cable news show.”



"For the first time since the beginning of the reform era in the 1990s, all major reformist candidates were disqualified. Effectively, the era of reform kabuki theater is over; the regime is no longer even pretending that reform is an option." thebulwark.com/understanding-…



Amazing.
“She had fallen some 10,000 feet. Her row of seats is thought to have landed in dense foliage, cushioning the impact. Juliane was the sole survivor of the crash.”
Basically, the jungle saved her, and ever since, she's tried to save it.