Have we reached peak smartphone addiction? Punkt phones say yes. (open thread)
Mitch McConnell is not showing up for photo ops during the shutdown, and even Fox noticed his running away from Trump.
EJ Dionne notes Trump's Nixonian "madman" negotiating "strategy," and notes that immigration hardliners are nervous Trump might give away something of substance to save face over the stupid "memory device" known as "build the wall."
That's a pretty big lie, there, Corey.
Christian Bale makes a joke at the Golden Globes and right-wing snowflakes react predictably.
In 1974, Barbara Jordan laid out the basis for impeaching a president. She didn't call Richard Nixon a mofo, but almost everybody else did. (Open thread)
Why is Trump making truly stupid comments about Russian history that we know are not true? Because they reflect the Kremlin line. And it's obvious Bob Mueller is watching.
Conan goes Kawaii for New Year's. Funny! (open thread)
"Impeach the MFer?" It's not the language Nancy Pelosi would use, but then neither is Trump's.
As if Trump's cabinet cares about optics. Ironically, the Trump Shutdown means salary "freezes" for upper level White House employees won't take effect.
Creepy conservative men on Twitter try to "dance shame" Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez by posting a video of her dancing in college. Boy, did they come to the wrong party.
Best of? Maybe not. But they're funny anyway. (Open thread)
The House erupted with joy as Nancy Pelosi received 220 votes for House Speaker.
According to Joe Scarborough, Nancy Pelosi is right. And the Republican Party has already lost.
Those of us in "the political-media industrial complex" must do better in 2020 than the utter failure of 2016.