Livin’ La Vida Trumpa – Talking Points Memo

We now have multiple cabinet secretaries using private chartered jets and military jets in what seems to be an unprecedented way. We also have at least two cabinet secretaries having government-funded security details which seem wildly out of proportion to any real threat. (My strong suspicion is they just don’t want to have to deal with protestors or see them.) In so many words, that deal I mentioned from the Trump Organization – give up your dignity and you get to live the lifestyle – seems to have been ported over to the new Trump Organization, what we used to know as the US government.

Source: Livin’ La Vida Trumpa – Talking Points Memo

Shock and Awe: Nat Turner and the Old Dominion – Talking Points Memo

Read the whole thing.

…this kind of memorialization is almost totally absent in the US. We have public memorials dedicated to African-Americans. In most cases, they honor figures like Martin Luther King, Jr. or A Philip Randolph, critical figures in the post-emancipation struggle for civil rights and black equality. But public memorials – ones created under the auspices of governments – about slavery itself or monuments to resistance to slavery are rare.

Source: Shock and Awe: Nat Turner and the Old Dominion – Talking Points Memo