Good News September 11

Good News from the Resistance: This week at Good News we’re feeling a bit nostalgic about the good ‘ole days of Our National Nightmare (ONN), Season 1– the days when the term “Resister” was reserved for us. We marched, we staged die-ins to support Obamacare, we heckled Trump outside of his golf clubs; one man vowed to carry a sign of protest every day. (He’s done it). Our activism was scrappy, grassrootsy, and creative.

Now, in Season 2, the Resistance has gone mainstream: The funerals of two American icons, John McCain and the Queen of Soul, were referred to as Resistance Events. Nike, a Fortune 100 company, is flipping the bird at Trump via a multi-million dollar ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. It’s become so hip to identify as “a resister” (unless, of course, you are Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell) that resister imposters are now scrambling to hop aboard our train. Case in point: An anonymous “senior administration official” still working within the Trump White House wrote in the New York Times, “I am Part of the Resistance.” To which we say: No. Resisters are loud and we are proud. We’re out there. We sign our names. We are not anonymous!

We’re looking forward to ONN, Season 2 answering many questions: Will the anonymous resister imposter come forward on his/her own, or be outed by the “ dumb Southerner” (sic) Trump appointed as his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions? What more will we learn about the lucrative profession of international money laundering from  Manafort’s second trial? What secrets will be revealed by Trump’s newly liberated doorman, and the expanding list of Mueller’s flippers?

Will there be a Season 3? Bookies put the odds for Trump’s impeachment at 44%. While we patiently wait to see what the next episode of ONN will bring, let’s focus on more Good News from the Resistance:

Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.

WE THIS LIST OF INVESTIGATIONS GOP FEARS MOST

Republicans are circulating a list of investigations the Democrats are likely to initiate when they dominate Congress. Here it is.

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WE SCATOLOGICAL METAPHORS MADE BY FORMER BUSHIES

Bush’s former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo weighs in on Mueller’s investigation. Who knew he had it in him?

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WE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL SUING TRUMP TOWER

The building is a monstrosity, marring Chicago’s skyline. It is also illegally polluting the Chicago River.

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WE LEARNING TED CRUZ’S HIGH SCHOOL ASPIRATIONS

“World domination” was the second weirdest goal on his list.

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WE JAKE TAPPER’S DAUGHTER’S BOOK DEAL

She’s only 11 years old, but she recognized a problem, and set out to fix it.

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WE OBAMACARE. AND NOW, EVEN REPUBLICANS DO, TOO.

So they’re erasing history.

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WE TEACHER POWER

Elections in Very Red States demonstrated what can happen when teachers organize to get the money and resources they need.

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WE THAT TRUMP IS FANTASIZING ABOUT POWERFUL MEN KISSING

Last week, as the pressure mounted against Trump from within his own White House, from Mueller, and from Bob Woodward, he predictably lashed out. But no one could predict this is where he’d go.

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WE TAKING ACTION: MIDTERMS ARE 2 MONTHS AWAY. GET TO WORK!

Swing Left Boston came up with a brilliant idea that answers the question: I live in a Blue State, so what can I do to help?

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