Howard Fineman

Howard Fineman

NBC/@MSNBC News Analyst|Author, The Thirteen American Arguments|Prof. @Penn|Consultant, @PresidentShow|

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I grieve for my professional home town of #Louisville , where I began covering busing and the reaction to it in the 70s. There has been racial progress since, but not enough. The division and distrust, and sometimes-violent, remain. It can be best or worst of South and Midwest.

#Cannabis residue found in ancient #Jewish  temple links hallucinogens with religion | Israel | The @guardian ⁩ — Down in Judah, the royals were getting high on hash. Not at all surprising. Straight line from there to my college frat house.

America’s built on hope, the promise of material progress, striving for the oxymoronic “more perfect union” and, as #Barack  said, faith that history “bends toward justice.” All is in doubt now, but not for the first time. Leaders can’t magically save us. We must do it on our own.

Nobody can make a bad situation worse faster or more completely than @NYCMayor  #DeBlasio .

Looks like #Barr  is going to be the designated lead enforcer across the entire federal government, including the active duty military, Natl guard, federal marshals, you name it. He seems to lust for the role #Trump ’s truncheon.

Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic. Read this by a respected general about the dangers of using the #military  as a domestic police force. It’s not the America we know or want.

We don’t realize the extent to which the rest of the world regards us as precious and irreplaceable. We belong to the world and to history just like other great nations, but only more so because we represent ideas and not just artifacts.

I understand in a moral sense that smashing windows and looting is defensible to the extent that it isn’t racially-motivated murder by cops, but that argument won’t fly with voters @JoeBiden  must win in the suburbs of Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Miami and Philly.

Exclusive: Most Americans sympathize with #protests , disapprove of #Trump 's response - Reuters/Ipsos - Reuters. Tanking.


I didn’t know this, but someone in a position to know told me that @realDonaldTrump ’s morning national security briefing now is mostly pictures, drawings and simple charts because officials realized that he won’t read any text. He doesn’t trust or rely on the briefs in any case.

. @senatemajldr ⁩’s got a real race on his hands for the first time in decades.

Waiting for @senatemajldr  to denounce this — vehemently, convincingly.

Further: WH called the top and officials #PAone  #Pittsburght  a time and lied to each that the others had agreed. WH did the same to and . No one b #Schumert . W #Pelosi  also trying to push into hospital #Trumpooms  of victims but most want no part of him.

I've watched unfairly bracketed w/ accused serial sexual predators. He & I've been family friends for decades. As a comic, he could be crude. He went too far (& apologized). BUT: he's NOT predatory, adores his wife & family & is a lifelong champion of women's rights.

Very solid #Dem  House leadership source just confirmed to me that @NancyPelosi  will announce a formal impeachment inquiry this afternoon and imply that she herself favors impeachment of . @realDonaldTrump 

Read This: #Russia ’s State TV Calls #Trump  Their ‘Agent’". Do Americans care? #Republican  leaders clearly don’t.

My twitter feed is asking a legitimate question: are @realDonaldTrump ’s businesses and family profiting from insider knowledge of his pending — market-moving — tweets, comments and bargaining stands? My guess would be yes. The real questions are: who is doing it for him and how?

Just checked with sources in #Pittsburgh : the mayor, county executive and governor will NOT accompany or meet with as he and Melania visit the city as families bury their dead after the massacre. The #TreeofLifeH  tried to force officials hand with false leaks.

Historians who’ve studied the impeachment of #AndrewJohnson  say the real charge against him was not so much a particular high crime or misdemeanor as it was his foul, hate-filled ignorance and overall bad character. He was too putrid for the presidency. So there’s a precedent.