Our President is reportedly "obsessed" with Amazon," and has allegedly "wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law." You and I could come up with a few "ways" to do that, though I bet his Attorney General, being a doctrinaire "free" market Republican, would tell him it's just impossible. But ultimately I don't care that our President hates all the critical coverage he gets from the Washington Post (owned, as you recall, by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos) or even that he might think he's Superman and Mr. Bezos is Lex Luthor, just as long as it does our country some good. And breaking up Amazon would, quite frankly, do our country some good.
Mick Mulvaney isn't the only Administration official actively avoiding doing his job: Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has been scaling back enforcement of fair housing law and freezing enforcement actions. The good news? Laws limit how much you can pick and choose what parts of your job to do. The bad news? Good Americans will have to go to court to get Mr. Carson to do very much of anything. Note well, however, that the Houston low-income housing imbroglio involves a lot of Democrats, too.
Ho hum, FAIR reminds us that "Evidence of Violent Extremism is of Little Interest When the Killer is White." So, so many good lines, and here's just one: "Fortunately for Conditt, his race and politics seem to have insulated him from being labelled a 'snowflake' who refused to accept personal responsibility for his failures, and insulated his community from accusations of producing a super-predator who “doesn’t value life the way we do." Also n.b. that the Washington Post's Philip Bump writes about how "(w)e can identify much more easily" with Dylann Roof, apparently completely unaware that the easy answer to that statement would be what you mean "we," white man?
I would advise against using the lack of charges against two police officers for allegedly killing Alton Stirling as "proof" that body cameras don't work. I've found body camera testimony to be frequently chilling, and we can't tabulate the number of folks who haven't died at police hands because police know they're leaving video evidence of their actions, nor can we tabulate the number of folks who won't die at police hands in the future, as more police become acclimated to this sort of accountability. Of course you're tempted to throw up your hands when someone dies, but you shouldn't -- at least not without more evidence than this article provides (though I will concede that body cameras shouldn't only point at victims).
Finally, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally decides to hold two special state legislature elections after no less than three judges order him to start following the law and stop delaying them. I'd love to one day be sitting around a campfire saying hey, remember that time Scott Walker tried to get a judge to stop telling him to hold special elections so he could get a law passed that would let him not hold special elections? But by then Mr. Walker will be on his second term as U.S. President, because Democrats will still be a bunch of weaklings who still think polishing their civility trophies is more important than doing good works, or even winning.