June 17, 2018

Before I go off on a rant, let me take a moment to wish my darling husband and all you daddies out there a very happy Father's Day.

And actually, I don't have the energy for a rant. I'm heartsick. Gut sick. Head sick.

My late mother-in-law used to tell me stories of living in occupied Denmark as a young woman. She risked her life more than once in those dark days. Her family hid Jews. She rebuffed Nazi soldiers who got fresh (her older sister wasn't so lucky; she was impregnated by a Nazi to her lifelong shame). That occupation left physical and psychic scars on the whole family. But I had the arrogance to believe that nothing like that could ever happen here.

And then Donald Trump happened.


There is no immigration crisis. The crisis is that the Trump administration are systematically committing crimes against humanity.

And until they (Trump, Sessions, Stephen Miller, et al.) stand before a tribunal in The Hague to face judgment, I will keep repeating it until it becomes common knowledge.

ABC's "This Week" — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Panel will be Rick Klein of ABC, Democratic strategist Karen Finney; Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.; American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp, and Greta Van Susteren, anchor of Voice of America’s “Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren.”

NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Mark Sanford, R-S.C. Panel: Republican strategist Al Cardenas; Helene Cooper of The New York Times; Carol Lee of NBC News; and Bret Stephens, columnist for The New York Times/

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Cedric Richmond, D-La; David Sanger of The New York Times and author of “The Perfect Weapon.” Panel: Rachael Bade and Eliana Johnson of Politico; Ben Domenech of The Federalist; and Jeffrey Goldberg, editor of The Atlantic.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Giuliani; Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas. Panel: Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; CNN political commentator Ana Navarro; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Susan Rice, former U.S. national security adviser (Barack Obama administration); David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee and former foreign secretary, United Kingdom (2007 – 2010); Joanna Coles, chief content officer, Hearst Magazines.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Rob Reiner, director of “Shock and Awe”; Reeves Weideman of New York magazine. A panel with Brian Karem, executive editor of Sentinel Newspapers, White House reporter for Playboy and CNN political analyst; Olivia Nuzzi, Washington correspondent for New York magazine; and Doug Heye, CNN political commentator and contributor to The Wall Street Journal.

"Fox News Sunday" — Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. Karl Rove, former Bush White House senior adviser; Gillian Turner, Fox News correspondent; Chris Stirewalt, politics editor at Fox News Channel; and Jane Harman, former Democratic congresswoman from California.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

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