Can We Stop America’s Free Fall?
Plus, Trump Tax Returns Show He’s a Populist Fraud.
Leading The Bulwark…
Richard North Patterson on the characteristics of our decline.
On the Pods…
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the bombshell NYT story about President Trump's taxes, the supreme court vacancy, the future of the court, and the 2020 elections.
This week, on the Bulwark Goes to Hollywood, Sonny talks to Chris Yogerst about his new book, “Hollywood Hates Hitler: Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures.”
Lawfare’s Jack Goldsmith discusses his new book, After Trump. The group then tackles the Supreme Court and Trump’s threat to election integrity.
From our friends at Checks & Balances…
At Checks & Balances, Paul Rosenzweig has a great new episode of Threats to This American Election with Nina Jankowicz and Cindy Otis about Russia's influence on the 2020 elections, and threats from American disinformation.
From The Bulwark Aggregator
In Today’s Bulwark…
James Wigderson: Tracing the decline of the Wisconsin GOP.
Amanda Carpenter: The rush to confirm Barrett is all about 2020 anyhow.
Tim Miller: The freeloader-in-chief paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.
Mark Weinberg, a former Reagan aide, asks what his boss would have done in 2020.
Daniel McGraw: Kanye West’s candidacy will have no importance on the outcome of the election in spite of his name recognition and the chaotic news cycles he briefly commanded.
Rich Thau: Inside a focus group with African-American voters who stayed home or went for a third-party in 2016.
Brian Karem: I was surprised by his answer about a peaceful transfer of power. I shouldn’t have been.
YIKES. Michelle Bachmann has totally lost it. Chinese-printed ballots sitting in barns? Whaaat?
“Our kind of crook.” Six years ago today, Jim Traficant died. #BeamMeUp. I was not a Traficant fan, at least politically, but as a student of politics, I always was interested in characters. In my home office, I have two prison paintings from Congressman Jimbo.
The story of how I got them? Prisoners aren’t allowed to hawk their prison-made wares, so Traficant traded them to a local printer when he ran for Congress right after getting out of prison for signs.
One is of a vampire, the other of a goblin.
John Kelly and Corey Lewandowski allegedly fighting is the story of 2020 you didn’t need. Because we know who would win.
“Truly Amazing”… The degrees to which Mollie Hemingway will stoop know no bounds. As a former staffer for members of both congressional tax writing committees, I can tell you that “probably all of” or “most” of us don’t try and write off our haircuts, for example.
The North Koreans are probably watching this and blushing.
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