First, we take the wayback machine to three days ago, when the Trump campaign said that it's not the business of debate moderators -- or, indeed, the media -- to be "virtual fact-checkers." Or real fact-checkers, I suppose! I only bring this up to remind you that during Tha Bush Mobb years, right-wingers said pretty much the same thing -- that is, they literally declared that the media should be mere stenographers of the Bush Administration's pronouncements, and never tell readers whether or not those pronouncements were true. Because TEH WAR ON TEH TERRORZ!!!!!, you see. People who fear the truth always act like this -- and they never demand so little of the media when a Democrat's in the Oval Office.
Two ex-employees have sued Wells Fargo on behalf of current and former employees, not only for wrongful termination and unlawful business practices but also wage theft (including overtime pay for employees forced to work off-the-clock to meet Wells Fargo's absurd account quotas). Right-wingers in the Senate love bashing Wells Fargo now, but recall that these are the same folks who try to kill the class-action lawsuit in America by constantly calling it "frivolous." Corporations still file four out of every five lawsuits in America, but I never hear right-wingers say anything about that -- unless you point it out to them, of course, and then they act shocked that you would think such a thing about a matter they never discuss.
Remember hearing that Mylan "only" makes $100 on every EpiPen double-pack it sells? Now we learn that Mylan underestimated that figure by at least $60 per double-pack -- by actually counting corporate taxes it doesn't pay! Mylan arrived at the $100 figure in part by assuming it pays a 37.5% corporate rate, which of course it doesn't, not least because it's "relocated" to the Netherlands. Mylan's spokeshack responds, "(t)ax is typically included in a standard profitability analysis" blah blah freaking blah. And here you thought corporations counted profits by subtracting actual spending from actual revenues.
Politico reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan would really, really like to move bipartisan sentencing reform legislation, but is kinda afraid to partly because of the Trump Monster. Why I doubt this is true: one, most of the House's farthest-right members are in districts so gerrymandered they can't lose them; two, those downballot Republicans who are in competitive races can only benefit by differentiating themselves from the Trump Monster; and three, the objections raised by far-right Republicans could easily be answered by referring them to the bills already passed out of Judiciary. Also, a politician's default setting is "to lie."
Finally, after a debate performance so ill-received that even freaking John Podhoretz's negative review made me laugh out loud, Donald Trump wonders aloud to Fox and Friends if the "terrible" microphone he had to use during that debate was "set up that way on purpose." Of course he doesn't "want to believe in conspiracy theories," but he just has to wonder. But then, that's what winners do, right? Blame their bad performances on the equipment? Seriously, don't believe the notion that Our Glorious Elites don't want him to win. Of course they want him to win, because he's the personification of all their evil values (you know -- always demanding something for nothing, skimping out on your obligations to others, whining about misfortune you clearly deserve), and if he wins, he legitimizes those values. But they also win if he loses, because then they can pretend those values were his and his alone -- and then they'll just wait for the 2018 midterms, after which point Democrats will likely be unable to even filibuster bills in the Senate.