This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Good News is going on vacation. Yes, even those of us who focus on good news need to take time to practice these self-care techniques. We’ll be back on Martin Luther King’s birthday. But before we bid adieu until 2018, there are many 2017 “best of” lists and promising numbers to report: 10 best protests of the year; 17 women of color who rocked the Resistance; 83 high-profile men in Axios’s sexual misconduct spreadsheet; 7 banned words (projected onto a hotel); 45’s record-breaking Christmas approval rating. And there’s even more Good News:
- Indulge your inner-geek with these 2018 predictions
- Thank these D.C. bureaucrats for undermining 45’s agenda
- Smile when you read about the White House mass exodus
- Look forward to watching Mueller in 2018
- Congratulate Memphis for creative response to Confederate statues
- Gloat over Senate rejecting another 45 nominee
- Exhale a sigh of relief over Obamacare sign-ups
- Ask LeBron where he got those shoes
- Meet Santa’s husband
Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.
WE THESE 2018 PREDICTIONS
There were more than 70 special elections in 2017. As it turns out, these are a good predictor for Congressional midterm elections in 2018.
WE D.C. BUREAUCRATS THWARTING 45’s AGENDA
45 has done a good job of installing foxes in top spots at agencies like EPA, SEC,and the State Department. But he can’t fire career staff — the people who actually do the work — and they have agendas of their own.
WE WHITE HOUSE STAFF RUNNING FOR THE EXIT DOORS
First year turnover in Obama’s WH was 9%. Guess what 45’s is?
WE 2018 PREDICTIONS ABOUT MUELLER’S PROBE
45 is “living in his own world” when it comes to the Russia probe, said a Washington Post source, and he’s brushed off pleas from two aides asking him to take the matter more seriously.
WE THIS LEGAL LOOPHOLE
The good guys in Memphis took a page from the GOP’s dirty tricks playbook, and found a way to take down those damn statutes.
WE OBAMACARE SIGN-UPS
Despite 45’s efforts to keep people from signing up for healthcare, they did.
WE WATCHING LeBRON PLAY BASKETBALL
Because he’s wearing fabulous shoes.
WE SANTA’S HUSBAND
It all started with a comment on Stephen Colbert. Now, Santa has a new origin story.