July 1, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters at the Keep Families Together protest Saturday

In a presidency that appears designed to collect liberal tears, it's hard to think of a worst week for decency and values than this past one. There was so much that I don't know we could cobble up a complete list. There would undoubtedly be something that would have been a major story in any other presidency that barely merits a mention now.

So I just want to take a page from Aunty Maxine and simply say "You think we're going to stand by and allow you to do that? I don't think so. Donald Trump, you think you can get away with everything, but you have gone too far."

The arc of the moral universe is long but it does bend towards justice.

That's all I can hang onto after this week.

ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Panel: Matthew Dowd, Terry Moran and Cokie Roberts of ABC and Shawna Thomas of Vice News.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Panel: Kimberly Atkins of The Boston Herald, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Hallie Jackson of NBC News and David Brody of CBN News.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — National security adviser John Bolton; Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Roberta Jacobson, former ambassador to Mexico; Mark Salter, co-author with John McCain of "The Restless Wave." Panel: Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review, Jamelle Bouie of Slate, Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post and Jan Crawford of CBS.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Collins; Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. Panel: Congresswoman Nanette Barragan, D-Calif.; David Urban, former strategist, Donald J. Trump for President; Karine Jean-Pierre, senior adviser for MoveOn.org and former Obama administration official; and Amanda Carpenter.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist; Alastair Campbell, editor-at-large, The New European and Downing Street press secretary, United Kingdom (Tony Blair administration, 1997-2003); George Osborne, editor, The Evening Standard and former chancellor of the exchequer, United Kingdom (David Cameron administration, 2010-2016); Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, American attorney, solicitor of England & Wales, and founder and editor of “Women in Leadership”; Lucy Kellaway, management columnist at The Financial Times.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker; Angela Rye, CNN political commentator; Cenk Uygur, host, “The Young Turks”; Jim Acosta of CNN; Marty Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post.

"Fox News Sunday" — Bolton; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society and Trump adviser. Panel: Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell and president & founding partner of Cavalry; and Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service.

Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Donald Trump.

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