December 18, 2016

Loudon Wainwright III -- I Had a Dream

It still feels like a dream that Trump will be president. I haven't been able to wrap my brain around it. I have to admit that I was exceptionally disappointed in the low key final press conference of President Obama this week. But then I sat back from my initial emotional response. Let's face it, there's a lot of emotion clouding rational thought nowadays. But while it would have made me feel a little better to see my president rant and rave as my friends and I have. But would it have changed anything? Nope, not really. Obama said at the very beginning of his first term that we had to be change we wanted to see. To that end, I'm seeing some encouraging developments. Sometimes, we need a clear and present danger to get us to give up our internecine disagreements and work together. One thing I'm very proud to be helping with is a newsletter Ctrl Alt Right Delete, written by my friend and activist Melissa Ryan, and a great way to start thinking about how to combat the Alt-Right. If you'd like to subscribe, click here.
It's a great beginning to the conversation. There must be many, many more.

And it's a conversation we must initiate, because this line up on the Sunday shows just ain't going to do it.

ABC's "This Week" - DNC Chair Donna Brazile, former CIA Director and Trump senior adviser James Woolsey, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, and Rep. Peter King, R-NY. Panel: ABC News contributor LZ Granderson, Bloomberg Politics national political reporter Jennifer Jacobs, ABC News’ Cokie Roberts, and ABC News contributor and Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; John Podesta, chairman of Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Panel: BBC's Katty Kay, NY Times' Yamiche Alcindor, CNBC's Rick Santelli, Political Analyst Jeff Greenfield.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kellyanne Conway, adviser to President-elect Donald Trump; former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; former national security adviser Tom Donilon. CBS News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Margaret Brennan and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. Ta-Nehisi Coates,Graeme Wood. Panel: USA Today’s Susan Page and the Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Panel: Conservative strategist Alice Stewart, CNN correspondent Van Jones, former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

"Fox News Sunday" - Reince Priebus, chief of staff to President-elect Donald Trump; Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.; Clay Pell, Electoral College member from Rhode Island. Panel: Karl Rove, President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden, CEO, Heritage Action for America Michael Needham, Juan Williams.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

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