The Wyoming Democratic Party holds committee elections, and the Berniecrats trounce the Clintonoids. I would be highly amused to discover that the Clintonoid faction warned repeatedly about the "risk" people would be taking if they elected Berniecrats -- I mean, when your party has 12 out of 90 seats in the state legislature, there's very little hostage-taking the establishment can do ("don't vote for those crazy people, or you'll lose!").
Congress is in recess for two weeks, but very few swing-district Republicans will hold live town halls over the next two weeks. Tele-town halls are no substitute (you're not really "facing your constituents" if you get to pick all the questions and do it over computer) and if Republicans are really concerned about live townhalls devolving into "shouting matches," as one Republican spokeshack says, then they may want to consider how they could prevent that. Maybe by managing conflict better -- I mean, they teach courses in that! -- or by, oh, I don't know, withdrawing support for unpopular policies that hurt people.
Jeff Sessions's Department of Justice announces it will curtail efforts to review scientific standards in forensic practices. Not as part of the Trump Administration's "War on Science," perhaps, but certainly because they'd rather leave "guilty" people in jail even if the forensic evidence used to convict them (like bite-mark and firearm tracing) wouldn't pass scientific muster today. Always the Accountability Crowd takes the easy way out! Better crime-fighting isn't just good for our civilization, it builds character.
Ted Rall regales us with "Confessions of a Frequent Guest on Fox News." You'll recognize the things Fox does to its house liberals -- put them in smaller chairs, tamp down their microphones, tell them the show's about one thing only to switch it on them when they showed up to the set -- as the hallmarks of people who can't win arguments on the merits. And without a la carte cable packaging -- under which consumers wouldn't pay for channels they didn't want -- they'll keep getting away with it.
Finally, Will Bunch at the Philadelphia Daily News wonders if "liberal" media applause over Mr. Trump's missile strike will mark "a dangerous turning point" in our history. Maybe! But Americans, by and large, don't like Mr. Trump, and by and large they don't like the "liberal" media, either, so I think it'll take a lot of Democrat enabling to make large numbers of people think he's "Presidential." It did not occur to me before, though, that Mr. Trump has surpassed Mr. Bush in at least one thing: don't wait until a particularly bad day to drop bombs. Of course, since every day is a bad day when you're tripping over your own dick, "waiting until a slightly less bad day" is just about his only option.