Attorney General Sessions may have committed perjury when answering questions about any contacts with Russia that he might have had, but the "liberal" media spins the story to his benefit. I sure hope all those right-wingers who demanded Mr. Clinton's impeachment because he lied under oath will be just as outraged when they find that Mr. Sessions has done the same thing. I kid, of course -- the rationalizations should be quite irritating. In the meantime, note well Mr. Naureckas's point that the internet hasn't destroyed traditional media organs (at least the big ones!) but has broadened their reach.
Priorities USA gives advice -- some good, some bad -- to Democrats looking to stop President Trump's economic plans. Their assessment that calling tax-cuts-for-the-rich a wealth redistribution scheme doesn't work is quite irritating, but pounding the "border tax" as a middle-class tax hike is a particularly good idea, not least because it's true, and "highlighting companies...that are proceeding with plans to send jobs to Mexico" is an even better one, not so much because it's true but that it'll send Mr. Trump into a tantrum.
From the "Not All Clickbait is Bad" file: Nithin Coca at Shareable gives us "Five (More) Reasons to Delete Uber" and offers "Some Ethical Alternatives." You won't be surprised by the five reasons (Uber "breaks laws," "strong-arms cities," "competes unfairly," "doesn't take safety seriously," and "exploits drivers"), but you may need to be reminded of the alternatives, which encompass not only cab-hailing apps and public transportation, but also certain taxi co-ops (not that they're everywhere yet).
If you're still convinced that privatization of public services is the way to go, Dave Johnson at the OurFuture blog provides a handy primer about privatization's multitudinous harms. This is the phrase that snuck up on me: "the people would make a public investment and share gains from that investment." "Share" is a powerful word in this context, and not just because the "sharing" economy is such horsedoodle, but because privatization cripples our ability to "share" in the "gains." Oh, and Mr. Trump wants to privatize the VA; we'll stay on that.
Uh oh: the office of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the man who still gives the "Citizen Legislator" a bad name, sends a cease-and-desist letter to Milwaukee resident Earl Good after Mr. Good calls Sen. Johnson's Washington office hundreds of times to express his will. OK, I'd have called the local offices a lot more quickly than that, but what Mr. Good did hardly "cross(es) the bounds of decency," and the notion that "the well being of visitors to the office and staff" is their main concern in sending the letter, well, that is to laugh.
Finally, some good news: after a massive outcry from the citizenry, Arizona's House Speaker has decided not to move the nefarious SB 1142, the so-called "Plan a Protest, Lose Your House" bill, which would have used racketeering laws to attack protestors. I didn't emphasize this enough on Monday, so I'll do it now: calling us "paid protestors" is an attack not just on our ideas, but our patriotism. We do what we do because we love our country, and don't let anyone tell you any differently.