June 24, 2018

The Great Gatsby

They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.

We're all West Egg now.

I don't think F. Scott Fitzgerald could have imagined the Trump administration, but damn, if he didn't describe it perfectly in his characterization of the callous and careless Tom and Daisy Buchanan. And like Nick Carraway, we're all doomed to walk the streets of this country, distraught and cynical, knowing that there are people permanently victimized by cruelty and others who are not only not bothered by that cruelty, but aspire to be in a position to be that cruel themselves.

Hard to not feel disillusioned.

ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Louis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; Tom Bossert, former Trump homeland security adviser; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; David Miliband, president and CEO of International Rescue Committee. Panel: Democratic strategist Donna Brazile; Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega and Matthew Dowd of ABC News; and former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and James Lankford, R-Okla. Panel: Erick Erickson, editor of The Resurgent; Stephen Hayes, editor-in-chief, The Weekly Standard; Kasie Hunt of NBC News; and Democratic strategist Heather McGhee.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Anthony Salvanto, CBS News director elections & surveys; Ed O’Keefe of CBS News. Panel: political consultant Leslie Sanchez; Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg; and Paula Reid of CBS.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Panel: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; Carlos Gutierrez, commerce secretary for George W. Bush; David Urban, former strategist for Donald J. Trump for President; and Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Zied Ra’aa al-Hussein, United Nations high commissioner for human rights (2014-present). Panel: Linda Chavez, conservative commentator; Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times; and Reihan Salam of The Atlantic and National Review.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Actor George Takei; Glenn Beck, radio host and founder of TheBlaze, and Tony Schwartz, ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal”. Panel on Trump’s immigration policy: Nicole Carroll, editor in chief, USA Today; Norman Pearlstine, editor in chief, Los Angeles Times; and Sarah Ellison, staff writer, The Washington Post.

"Fox News Sunday” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society. Panel: Juan William of Fox News; Rich Lowry, editor of National Review; Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney; and former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.

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