Mike's Blog Round Up
May 10, 2016

Good morning. Good morning. I read the news today. Oh boy… It's Trump here, there, and everywhere. Help! Let's get back to the links.

(Not all of which, you'll be happy to learn, are about "He, Trump," as the great Charlie Pierce calls Him.)

Pruning Shears: Racism and the core of the Republican Party.

P.M. Carpenter: The nasty, brutish, short life of GOP unity.

Seeing the Forest: Hillary, the TPP, and the Democratic platform.

Zandar Versus the Stupid: North Carolina and its toilet of bigotry.

Round-up by Michael J.W. Stickings of The Reaction. (Twitter: @mjwstickings.) I'll be here all week.

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