This week on the Leftorium, we take a look at:
Democratic lawmakers’ general reluctance to condemn Israel for the latest deadly attacks at the Gaza border (juxtaposed with Chuck Schumer commending Trump on relocating the Embassy to Jerusalem).
Gina Haspel gains some support among Democrats.
Monica Lewinsky is disinvited from an event once Bill Clinton invites himself to the same event.
please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after i've accepted– uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited.
emily post would def not approve.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
Dick Cheney wants to bring back torture.
Well, this didn't take long after the Haspel hearing. https://t.co/xGVZCx5zdp
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) May 10, 2018
John McCain helped John Bolton win nomination as U.S. Ambassador out of the goodness of his heart.
Asked about the McCain remark, John Bolton tells @jaketapper how McCain helped him when his nomination to become ambassador was in trouble, with no political upside for McCain. “I’ll never forget it. I’ll be grateful forever. And I wish his family nothing but the best.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 13, 2018
Louise Mensch calls #MeToo a Russian psyop.
Cynthia Nixon proposes Marijuana reform as a step toward reparations.
Kirsten Gillibrand proposes that a more gender-diverse Lehmann Brothers would’ve prevented the 2008 Financial Collapse.
.@SenGillibrand talking up importance of women in power at CAP conference: “If it wasn’t Lehman Brothers but Lehman Sisters we might not have had the financial collapse."
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) May 15, 2018
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