January 21, 2017

Run The World (Girls) -- Beyonce

Damn. Girls really do run the world. I've been to dozens of protests in my adult life. Nothing has given me a more uplifting feeling than yesterday's Women's March, taking place all over the world. (Disclosure: I wasn't able to attend any marches, because both my eldest daughter and I got very sick with the flu this week. But my hubby and youngest daughter and her friend were at the San Francisco rally. So my eldest and I sat on the sofa, hot tea and boxes of tissues in hand, watching the coverage and tweeting our support. It's not much, admittedly, but it felt good.) The best part? As Susie Madrak remarked to me, it felt like a breath of sanity after a sea of craziness sweeping over the country, an affirmation that we are not alone and we will resist.

We will resist Sean Spicer trying to gaslight us.
We will resist Greta Van Susteren trying to pretend unification with the alt-right is possible.
We will resist the intimidation efforts of the alt-right.
We will resist basically every damn word that comes out of Kellyanne Conway's mouth.
We will resist silently letting this administration and Congress strip away the social safety net.
We will resist.

ABC's "This Week" - Kellyanne Conway, adviser to President Donald Trump; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz. Panel: Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Conway, Schumer. Panel: MSNBC's host of Hardball, Chris Matthews, Politico's National Political Reporter Eliana Johnson, Radio host and MSNBC contributer Hugh Hewitt, and NBC News' White House Reporter Kristin Welker.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Conway; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Panel: GOP strategist Frank Luntz, the Hoover Institution’s Lanhee Chen, USA Today’s Susan Page, and the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Schumer; Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Panel: Former Ohio state representative Nina Turner, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Democratic consultant David Axelrod, Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- CFR's President Richard Haass, New America's CEO Anne Marie Slaughter, Hudson Institute Sr. Fellow Michael Doran, former Clinton Sec'y of Defense William Cohen. Republican consultant Stephen Yates, columnist Julia Ioffe, historian Stephen Cohen, and CFR's Sr. Fellow in Asian Studies Elizabeth Economy. Editor of The Nation Katrina Vanden Heuvel and The Weekly Standard's Julius Krein.

"Fox News Sunday" - Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Panel: Fox's Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier, Executive Director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service Mo Elleithee, Member WSJ's editorial board Kimberly Strassel, Fox News Political Analyst Juan Williams.

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