Sunday Links

So the folks who were predicting a cruel, authoritarian power grab were underestimating how quickly it would happen. We're on day nine and we have a consitutional crisis happening at airports.

I would love to see more leadership from either side of the aisle in Congress making sure our checks and balances are functioning. Without enforcement, the Constitution is just a piece of paper. Until we start to see some opposition leadership in the government it's heartening to see the ACLU and people in the streets across the country making sure American values are upheld. (When you're feeling hopeless take a look at pictures from Women's Marches around the world.)

I've been reading more from Lawfare Blog. There's a lot of informed commentary there. Be sure to read Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence and President Trump's Insecure Android.

I identified with the person who asked this question at Ask MetaFilter: How to stay informed without losing my mind or my day? There wasn't a concensus there and I think the answer is going to be different for everyone, but I'm fairly sure outrage fatigue is part of their strategy. I'm still looking for an answer to that.

Here are a few articles I've bookmarked: Leaving things there for now in the interest of our shared capacity for outrage.

On a completely escapist note: MOUTH MOODS.
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