Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Hayward: WHAT LIBERALS USED TO BE LIKE
“Yascha Mounk of Harvard University, who numbers among the liberal thinkers overwrought about populism and Donald Trump (Mounk is the author of The People Vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It), has posted on Twitter a list of “Ten Commandments of Liberal Inquiry” by Bertrand Russell from way back in 1951. Back in those days, intelligent liberalism meant Reinhold Niebuhr, Lionel Trilling, Isaiah Berlin, and even Arthur Schlesinger (at least in his best book, The Vital Center). Hard to find many of their stature and respect on the left today. Instead we get former Enron adviser and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman.”
Prince: DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE BILL TO ABOLISH ICE, GOP FIRES BACK
“House Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would terminate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), prompting Senate Republicans to respond with a resolution of their own.
Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency.”
Johnson: RUSSIANS CHARGED IN DNC HACKING CASE
“Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has just concluded a press conference announcing the grand jury indictment obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller charging 12 Russian military officers with hacking into the Democratic National Committee to sabotage the 2016 presidential election. I have embedded a copy of the indictment below. Poltico reports on the press conference and indictment here.”