Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
VDH: With Mueller Hopes Gone, So Goes Progressive Unity
“The Democratic Party has lots of radical new ideas, and lots of radical presidential candidates and politicos. But the common hatred of President Donald Trump has united otherwise quite disparate Democratic leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). These diverse progressive politicians all shared faith in special counsel Robert Mueller and his “dream team.” They believed over the last two years that the Mueller investigation was slowly grinding down Trump. T-shirts were sold with the slogan “God Protect Robert Mueller.” […] In other words, an investigation that for two years had reconciled the irreconcilable serves no longer as a source of Democratic unity.”
Greenfield: Illegal Alien, Twice Deported, Raped and Killed Jogger in Sanctuary State
“Governor Phil Murphy’s transformation of New Jersey into a sanctuary state has left a trail of blood across its wounded communities. Support for illegal migration is a crime against humanity. But the same people crying fake tears on MSNBC or CNN over illegal aliens care nothing for the mounting death toll of their victims. […] ICE-ERO said that it has placed a detainer on Rios following his arrest on Sunday on charges the 33-year-old kidnapped, raped and murdered Carolina Cano, 45, of Gautier Avenue in Jersey City, on March 24. The nanny’s body was found in the lake near the Casino in the Park building that day.
[…] Meanwhile, security has been increased inside Lincoln Park and there are plans to install more security cameras. Officials held a community meeting Tuesday to assure the public that they are doing everything they can to ensure safety. Except cooperating with ICE.”
Joondeph: Are the Dems about to Step in a Big Steaming Pile of Covfefe?
“Perhaps all is not what it seems. There is much debate over who is wearing a black hat, or a white hat, meaning bad guy versus good guy, from the President Trump perspective. Is Mueller a white hat or a black hat? Despite much speculation, no one knows for sure, other than Mueller himself, Rosenstein, and Barr and a small circle around them. Suppose he is a gray hat, somewhere in between, and is laying a grand trap for the Democrats to waltz into, a big steaming pile of MAGA? Let me explain with the caveat that this is just my theory based on following all of this quite closely, but with no more inside knowledge than anyone reading this. If I am full of hot air, offer up a better theory. Regardless it’s all speculation at this point. […] Suppose Mueller was deliberately . . .”