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"While I had deep insight into Russian activities during the 2016 election, I now am aware — thanks to the reporting of an open and free press..."

"... of many more of the highly suspicious dalliances of some American citizens with people affiliated with the Russian intelligence services. Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash. The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of 'Trump Incorporated' attempted to defraud the government by laundering and co...
Tags: Law, Obama, California, Russia, Language, Nice, Cia, Mark Twain, Central Intelligence Agency, Christ, John Brennan, Trump, Twain, Brennan, Eliot, Meade

"Can you hear that?... Neither can I."

I never noticed this particular YouTube star until a few days ago when I got carried away researching the term "thought experiment" and this video of his turned up. I didn't watch it, but I left it open in a tab while I was reading things in other tabs, for example, "9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night" (Gizmodo) and "The impossible barber and other bizarre thought experiments" (New Scientist). I'd opened all those tabs after pondering the difference between "exper...
Tags: Law, Fast Food, Vlog, Meade, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse, TheReportOfTheWeek

"I have challenged a number of friends overloading on politics and permanently 'bad' news to try reading nothing but science and technology news for a week or two, then compare it to what they had read or watched prior to that."

"Almost invariably they found the science/tech news was quite positive and uplifting while 'regular' news was negative and a buzzkill."Wrote DCE in the comments to "Start with a politics cleanse: For two weeks — maybe over your August vacation — resolve not to read, watch or listen to anything about politics."The post title is a quote from the NYT op-ed by Arthur C. Brooks, "Need a Politics Cleanse? Go Ahead and Treat Yourself/Overwhelmed by current events? You can skip a few weeks without losin...
Tags: Psychology, TV, Writing, Law, Cnn, Reading, Fox, Msnbc, Upworthy, Trump, David Carr, Congressional, Arthur C. Brooks, Meade, DCE, Ann Althouse

Mexico’s president-elect meets with former rival

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has met with Jose Antonio Meade, one of his rivals in July 1 elections. Lopez Obrador praised the smiling, bearded Meade as “a decent, good, honorable person,” but did not say whether Meade would accept any post in the new government. Lopez Obrador will take […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Ap, Mexico City, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Meade, Nation & World, Jose Antonio Meade

At the Colorado Sky Café...

... you can talk all night.Photo by Meade, from a week ago.And here's the Althouse Portal to Amazon in case you've got some late-night shopping to do. Maybe a nice Bigfoot costume to fulfill your fantasies. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Landscapes, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Althouse Portal, Colorado Sky Café

Wait. "Shed Legacy" is a terrible name for a city.

Here's the article Drudge links to, "City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin."I'm just laughing because Meade read the Drudge line to me out loud and I couldn't understand the last 2 words, which I assumed were the new city name people wanted. When he said it more clearly "Shed Legacy," I had a genuinely hilarious fraction of a second of thinking of "Shed Legacy" as the name for a city.ADDED: My willingness to see Shed Legacy as the name for a town comes in part from ...
Tags: Headlines, Maryland, Law, Mexico, America, Austin, United States, Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, Names, Delaware, Bill Bryson, Reeves, Meade, Hamtramck Michigan

It took you a little while to realize that the sun rises in the east...

... but eventually you overcame your presumption that the first travel photograph must be a picture of leaving, not coming back. Here's a photo from a few days ago, texted home to me by Meade who went camping and mountain biking in Colorado... ... beautiful, but at a challenge level above what works for me. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Camping, Law, Colorado, Cars, Biking, Landscapes, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman" Body Paint Artist: "I Was Losing Sleep Over This Shoot"

A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 13, 2018 at 5:25pm PDT According to reports, more and more millennials are turning away from organized religion. According to Ariana Grande, "God Is a Woman." And the positively stunning music video that makes Grande the literal center of the universe is enough to turn anyone into a believer. Along with a chorus of screaming gophers, the high point of the video is the lavender swirl of body paint Grande wears and swims around in. ...
Tags: New York, Makeup, La, Beauty, Ariana Grande, Ariana, Alexa Meade, Meade, Sheila Vand, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Interview, Popsugar, Body Paint, Sheila Vand Meade

"Most Science-fiction missed the most important thing in the world, which is the internet itself. They had flying cars. They had rocket ships. None of that exists..."

"... but the internet governs our lives today. It used to be that when you communicated with someone, the person you were communicating with was as important as the information; Now on the internet, the person is unimportant at all. Becoming your own filter will be the challenge of the future. Will our children's children's children need the companionship of humans - or will they have evolved in a world where that's not important? It sounds awful doesn't it? But maybe it will be fine, and the co...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Movies, Law, Dogs, Relationships, Metaphor, The Future, Iggy, The Web, Werner Herzog, Johnny Cash, Lawrence Krauss, Flatt Scruggs, Meade, Ann Althouse


No debate: @BillyHamilton with the CATCH. OF. THE. YEAR.#RedsCountry— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 14, 2018 Meade sent me that link. My response was "Almost Broxtonesque" (referring to this, from a couple weeks ago). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Hamilton, Meade, Ann Althouse

"When [Jonathan Franzen] started writing, a writer could just put his work out into the world without having to explain it...."

"But now being a writer, particularly one who wanted to be in the public favor, meant that you... had to participate. You had to hang out on social media. He hates social media — dreads it, saw it coming the whole time. He had already been on the fence about digital interaction since even before he wrote about Nicholas Negroponte’s 'Being Digital' in 1995 for The New Yorker. 'He was so excited about the prospect of a future in which you wouldn’t get the dull, old New York Times,' Franzen told me...
Tags: Writing, Law, New York Times, Jonathan Franzen, Larry King, The Web, Frank, Franzen, Meade, Ann Althouse, Nicholas Negroponte, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Being Digital, Negroponte

I'm monitoring MSNBC in the run-up to the press conference with Trump and Theresa May...

... and they cannot stop talking about the balloon. Every 10th word is "balloon." Meade keeps saying the balloon looks like Mika Mika Brzezinsk (as the balloon and Mika appear on split screen).In case you don't know what I'm talking about:“It’s going to swamp his Twitter feed. There’s no way he doesn’t see this,” an organizer said of the "Trump Baby."— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 13, 2018 ADDED: The idea is that Trump is a big baby, but they're all: "BALLOON!!!"I...
Tags: Law, Theresa May, New York Times, Balloons, Msnbc, Hats, Trump, Mika Brzezinski, Mika, Meade, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Fake News, Trump Baby, Balfegor, Mika Mika Brzezinsk

"The Extinction of the Middle Child/They’re becoming an American rarity, just when America could use them the most."

Meade (a middle child) sent me (a middle child) the link to that article at The Cut. As the ideal number of children per family has shrunk to two — that’s not me speaking, it’s demographics — the middle child, in a very real sense, is disappearing....[Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler] believed that, by virtue of being burdened neither by excessive expectation (like the firstborn) nor excessive attention (like the lastborn), middleborns are uniquely poised to succeed.... Many of Adler’s notions...
Tags: Psychology, Children, Law, America, Donald Trump, Nixon, Adler, Meade, Ann Althouse, Alfred Adler

"After more than a week of pitched speculation, Trump will go on prime-time television to reveal his choice to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy..."

"... selecting a conservative designed to rally Republican voters in a midterm election year. And with that, the optics-obsessed president will be in his comfort zone — taking center stage in a massive show.... 'Everything Trump does gets more sensational than with past presidents,' said Jeffrey McCaul, a communications professor at DePauw University. 'I'm sure he's hoping for a huge prime-time audience, and he'll probably get it.'"That's how the Boston Herald puts it.And Ross Douthat in the NYT...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Aging, Michigan, Catholic, Beltway, Dianne Feinstein, Solitude, Trump, Mike, Lake Huron, Barrett, DePauw University, Ross Douthat

Mexico goes to the polls as candidates pray for peace - and victory

Mexico went to the polls on Sunday to choose its new president in the most significant elections in a generation. With corruption soaring and violence at its worst level in modern history, the new president will also have to deal with President Donald Trump and his attacks on Mexico and Nafta. The outgoing leader, Enrique Peña Nieto, has suffered from the lowest approval ratings since records began and been dogged by a series of corruption scandals.  Mexicans are united in a desire for change, b...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, Mexico City, Enrique Peña Nieto, Venezuela, Cuba, Donald Trump, Queretaro, Monterrey, Jesus Christ, Trump, Reuters, Yucatan, Harriet Alexander, Nafta

"Crashing on skinnies."

Mute the sound if you don't want to hear the dialogue (which consists solely of the word "fuck," not continually, but repeatedly):Via Meade, via Reddit, where the top-rated comment is "You crash better than i ride."IN THE COMMENTS: gspencer writes: "For real insanity on a bike, going down city streets, steps, and back alleys, take a look at this Valparaiso, Chile Race Run":ADDED: The guy in the first video was trying to compete in a Go-Pro contest that you see (and vote on) here. Currently leadi...
Tags: Law, Reddit, Biking, Meade, Ann Althouse, Gspencer

Beyond dehumanizing Trump officials and on to dehumanizing Trump opponents who merely caution against the dehumanization of Trump officials.

Yesterday, we looked at Jennifer Rubin's creepy approval of disrupting the restaurant meals of Trump officials such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I say "creepy," because Rubin assures us that she's above such uncouth behavior, but she certainly understands the new trend in political expression and subtly nods permission: "[I]t is both natural and appropriate for decent human beings to shame and shun...".Less than a day after Rubin's column went up in The Washington Post, the newspaper published an ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Washington, Etiquette, Restaurants, America, Editing, Nielsen, Trump, WaPo, Huckabee, Rubin, Meade, Fred Hiatt, Jennifer Rubin, Saliva

You call that "LIVING"? Or: Let's pose him so his head looks like a pineapple.

This is just so delightfully absurd...... at The NYT Post. I love everything about it — the name Randall Bellows III, the way the shirt pattern matches and clashes with the sofa, the long-fingered hand gesture, the plant on the top of the shelf that (just by chance?) makes Bellows's head look like a pineapple, the fact that I have no idea what Venmo is, the goofy smile that seems not to be anxiety but actually could be a very particular kind of anxiety that I have not yet encountered, the kind o...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Brooklyn, Names, Gestures, Venmo, Nancy Drew, Ben, Bellows, Meade, Ben Wa, Ann Althouse, Randall Bellows III, Caroline Keane

Is shunning a "lost art"? That is, had we stopped doing it, and is it the sort of thing — an "art" — that we should want to revive?

I'm reading "Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the lost art of shunning" by Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post, which riffs on something that happened on Friday: The owner of a restaurant (Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia), asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders (who'd already been seated and served) to leave. That came on top of 2 other restaurant shunnings last week: Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen left a restaurant when she "was heckled" (it was a Mexican restaurant, news reports stress, as if the type o...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Etiquette, Restaurants, US, Scott Walker, Nielsen, Madison, Teamsters, Trump, Rubin, Meade, Stephen Miller, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade

Adventures in Activism: In search of bike-friendly bus stops

Rides are always better when they come with commemorative spoke cards.(Photo by Dan Gebhart. All other photos by Catie Gould) With the Enhanced Transit Corridors (ETC) plan freshly adopted by City Council, the second (of three) Central City in Motion online open houses in the books, and TriMet seeking input on their Division Transit Project — now is a good time to talk about what makes good bus station design. Earlier this month as part of Pedalpalooza, the Portland Bus Lane Project and BikeLou...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Transit, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Advocacy, Morrison, East, Gibbs, Moody, Burnside, TriMet, Meade, Burnside Bridge, Central City

"I'm kidding. You don't understand sarcasm. Hey, who are you with? You're with CNN? Hey, you are the worst"

Trump, responding to a question — "What did you mean just now when you said you wished Americans would sit up at attention?" — about something Trump said earlier this morning about Kim Jong-Un — "He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same."I was watching MSNBC a while ago — because Meade had it on — and there was a long panel discussion taking "I want my people to do the same" completely seriously. ADDED: The quote in the post title happens about 6 minutes into...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Sarcasm, Kim Jong-un, Msnbc, Trump, Kim Jong, Meade, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric

I was distracted by the gigantic feet of all the actors... especially the actress in bare feet... so weird.

But that was my fault for not buying my ticket in advance, like everybody else in that theater last night. I arrived rather early. In fact, I was the first person to take a seat in the theater. But I got the last seat sold, and it was in the front row, at the base of a huge screen. The show was the captured-live theater performance of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," which played here in Madison last night. Only one showing, so no option of coming back another time. Either s...
Tags: Movies, Marriage, Law, Baseball, Theater, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison, Woodstock, Brewers, Cubs, Ginsburg, Marty, Meade, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse, Woodstock Anyway

Anthony Bourdain goes to Waffle House.

Via Meade (so I'm sorry if I'm not hat-tipping someone I should).And sorry the audio so rough. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Anthony Bourdain, Waffle House, Meade, Waffles, Ann Althouse

Artist Alexa Meade Brings 3-D Painting to Life at Union Station

Union Station kicks-off its schedule of eclectic summertime entertainmentand cultural programming, Summer Sessions ‘18, with artist Alexa Meade turning a portion of Union Station’s Historic Waiting Room into an original 3-D painting. Artist Alexa Meade puts the finishing touches on model Justine Jaime as she blends in with the background in the lobby of Union Station Thursday. Meade’s original 3-D painting Ð part of Summer Sessions Ô18 at Union Station, allowed commuters to become part of t...
Tags: Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ben, Oxnard, Union Station, Los Angeles Daily News, Alexa Meade, Meade, David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Justine Jaime, Denise Holt, SCNG Yanira Castellanos of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG Myla Howard

"Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness."

Good headline at National Review for this, by Victor Davis Hanson. Excerpt:We live in such strange times that the media ignored the most blatant examples of presidential campaign-cycle collusion in memory, while seeking to invent it where it never existed. Remember, Barack Obama on a hot mic not only got caught reiterating to a Russian leader the conditions of Putin-Obama election-cycle collusion, but he also spelled out the exact quid pro quo: promised Russian quietude abroad during Obama’s ree...
Tags: Law, Obama, Russia, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Imagine, Trump, Sanders, Mike Pence, National Review, Pence, Victor Davis Hanson, Meade, Putin Obama, Ann Althouse, Team Trump

"This is for all you lovers out there."

Another Pogo video. We discussed Pogo (Nick Bertke) in a post yesterday called "Not-Funnyites converge on a hipster homophobe."I'm putting this one up because I like "Back to the Future," and I like the way this edit extracts a theme from the movie: What men do to men. That's what I'm seeing anyway. At one point — 0:47 — there's a split screen with love (on the left) getting gradually squeezed out by the hate.I feel bad about Pogo. Yesterday, I sent a video to Meade along with the text: "you’re ...
Tags: Smoking, Law, Love, Back To The Future, Meade, Ann Althouse, Nick Bertke, Pogo Nick Bertke

At the Memorial Day ceremony at the Madison, Wisconsin graves of Confederate soldiers...

... a Union re-enactor shakes hands with 3 Confederate re-enactors. Here's the photograph from David Blaska's blog.Blaska also has video of the ceremony and of interviews he did with some of the participants.And here's my post earlier today with photographs Meade took and background on the monument the City Council voted to remove. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Military, Civil War, City Council, Cemetery, Madison Wisconsin, Meade, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, Blaska

In Madison, Wisconsin — the Memorial Day service at the graves of Confederate war dead.

Photos texted to me by Meade, who is observing the ceremonies at Forest Hill Cemetery, where there is a section called Confederate Rest, which I have blogged about before, including last year when the city removed one of the 2 monuments. The second monument, with the names of the dead, and a tribute to the woman who took care of the graves, is what you see in the first photograph. The monument that was summarily removed could be seen as celebrating the South's lost cause because it called th...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Civil War, City Council, Cemetery, Madison, Flags, Monuments, Madison Wisconsin, Meade, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Landmarks Commission

Memorial Day.

Photo by Meade, texted from the graveyard. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Military, Cemetery, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

"I do not want to sit and make a nest and be comfortable, and I did feel so comfortable that I stopped being involved as a person and an artist and that is not something I want."

"I don't want to have comfort, I don't want to have a family, I don't want to have a flat — so I destroyed in a way everything I had in order to be able to build. It is almost like a delete button and you just want to start fresh."So said Sergei Polunin, in 2012, when he was 22 and had suddenly quit the Royal Ballet, where he was the youngest dancer ever to have been made a principal.I'm reading that today because it was presented as related by BBC News where I'd gone to read "Booed tenor quits ...
Tags: Art, Milan, Law, Wikipedia, Actors, BBC News, Dancing, Paris, Royal Ballet, Kate Winslet, Opera, Peter Jackson, Orient Express, Roberto Alagna, Metropolitan Opera, Alagna