Mike the Mad Biologist: After Trump is out of office, the big danger will be letting the Republican party distance itself from its collaboration.
Vagabond Scholar: US conservatism is a fundamentally malignant movement, and we can't expect it to change.
Stinque: The shutdown drama illustrates what a petty, empty man Trump really is.
Politics Plus: Encouraging third-party voting was a key part of the Russian attack on the 2016 election.
Bonus link: Vagabond Scholar has also posted its annual Jon Swift Roundup of the year's best (mostly political) posts from dozens of blogs.
Blog round-up by Infidel753. To recommend a post, send link to mbru [at] crooksandliars [dot] com -- I do check it!