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  • ‘I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I sleep with a loaded gun’

    Advice columnist E Jean Carroll on what happened after she told her story Miss Bingley greets you in the driveway to the house in upstate New York, surrounded by a tangle of knotted woodland. The Toyota Prius, named after the spiteful Caroline Bingley in Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice, is an appropriate place to start – because without the car there would have been no road trip and without the road trip there would have been no reckoning with a list of hideous men, and without that reckoning...

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  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Whatever Trump dumps — policy or person — the replacement is worse

    Hello to everyone at Netroots Nation, and good morning to those who are not! Greg Sargent/WaPo: The big, ugly lie at the core of Trump’s latest surrender Third, Trump blithely noted that citizen/noncitizen information is necessary to help legislators draw district lines “based upon the voter-eligible population,” as opposed to the broader population that includes people not eligible to vote, as is now done. That gives away the game: Trump is directly linking the battle for the citizenship...
  • Fox News pundit: Plenty of Trump supporters would be thrilled to see me sexually assaulted

    Jessica Tarlov, a liberal commentator on Fox News, clashed with conservative Tomi Lahren on Tuesday, saying she was wrong to characterize harassment as something that only people on the left are guilty of. During the tense discussion, Tarlov revealed that she often receives hateful and threatening messages from conservatives. “Violence obviously goes too far here,” [

  • E. Jean Carroll's book is out. What to know about her allegation of sexual assault by Donald Trump

    E. Jean Carroll alleges Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s Trump has denied the allegation, saying Carroll is just trying to sell books.

  • Abbreviated pundit round-up: Pitchman-in-chief Trump grabs Independence Day by the short hairs

    Rebecca Leber at Mother Jones writes—Nearly Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Is Now Backing a Debate on Climate Change:  Nineteen of the 25 Democratic presidential candidates have gone on record in favor of holding a debate devoted to climate change policy. In the past three days, four more candidates—including Kamala Harris—have told Mother Jones that they support a climate debate, raising the stakes for the Democratic National Committee, which has so far resisted allowing such an...
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Waiting on the storms

    On Saturday, it felt as if two major storms were hanging in the air. One was Hurricane Barry, creeping slowly toward the Louisiana coast with buckets full of rain for an already sodden area. The other storm was hanging over cities across the nation, in the form of threatened ICE raids on thousands of immigrant families. The feeling of impending doom from the two situations was eerily the same. In New Orleans, shopkeepers piled up sandbags in front of doorways and grocery shelves emptied as...
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Economic anxiety? Yeah, right.

    These are straight news stories with a Republican slant: if Republicans aren’t outraged, well, there it is. How can we be? But at least they’re getting the racism right. Michael Scherer/waPo: White identity politics drives Trump, and the Republican Party under him Trump’s combustible formula of white identity politics has already reshaped the Republican Party, sidelining, silencing or converting nearly anyone who dares to challenge the racial insensitivity of his utterances. It also has...