Millionaires beg NY to raise their taxes. Why? Well, for one they might get a better deal by volunteering and two, they know who will be up against the wall when the revolution comes.
About the arrest of Salah Abdeslam. So, the Paris Police release a report that says many things. Including that witnesses at the Bataclan said they saw what they think was encryption software on the attackers laptops. WTF? Did the attackers stop, set up a wifi hub, and answer email in the middle of the attack. What exactly does encryption software look like and how can you tell what it is from a glance at a screen while you're in the middle of getting shot? Who the hell takes a laptop to a terrorist attack? "I'm going to kill all these people and then blow myself up, but I don't want to miss out on this Amazon Gold Box Special"? I'ma going to call bullshit on that one.
John Oliver on the absurdity of Donal Trump's wall. Again I will note, the most secure border in modern history was the Wall around West Berlin. And even that short frontier, ringed with machine-gun nests and a "Zone of Death" saw over 4000 people make it successfully to the West since it's construction until it was torn down. A wall can regulate trade (as the Great Wall of China and Hadrian's Wall in England), but it only controls the mildly curious.
"The real issue is not whether Trump is a modern-day Hitler or Mussolini. The problem lies deeper: with the social and political mores that have made possible his crude nativism and contempt for social progress." We have met the enemy, and he is us. Bill Moyers on Weimar Germany and the rise of Donald Trump. (Grokked from John)
Reince Preibus has obviously just woken up from a 20 year long coma to find the news media will grind on something 14/7. Sure, Reince, it's all the media's fault for covering the violence at Trump rallies. I mean, the liberal media doesn't cover all the violence going on at Clinton and Sanders' rallies, which as we all know is like a mosh pit at a death metal concert.