TG's Political Wire: Democracy Dies In the Dumbness.

Oh, please. They're waiting for their payoff. Jobs. Lower healthcare costs. Fewer 'brown people.' When they don't see those things materialize, they'll turn on the Administration like an irascible badger. You can't rationalize the lack of food on the table, money in the bank for long. Media drove their anger - and that anger will be fully expressed. The current Democratic Party won't be able to harness and use it - it cannot even harness itself - so this anger will be an anarchic force in the next election. There'll be an even stronger propensity to vote for 'outsiders'. I hope I'm wrong, but strongly suspect I'm right on this one.

HuffPost/Highline: What Bullets Do to Bodies.

But the reality is that people get shot and then they are going to survive, because trauma surgeons are going to save them, and that’s when the real suffering begins.

A friend lived near a hospital in downtown NYC. I remember walking to his place, hearing an ambulance-victim scream, "But it hurts! IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HURT LIKE THIS!" Young gang member, hazed, shot in some extremity.

The result of television/movie 'flesh wounds' that you walk around with. Media need to depict gunshot wounds and their aftermath realistically. How many times have you seen a colostomy bag on police procedurals? Yeah, that.

Guardian.UK: Trump review threatens to rip up Obama protections for wilderness areas.

As I understand it, GWB 'reviewed' what Clinton did and let it stand. Perhaps this is show. Let's hope it's a pose for the right wing voter. But I suspect hardcore Utahns want to rescind Bear Ears and Grand Staircase. These are not high-yield fracking sites, but the state seems to believe profits exist in these spaces (ignoring the profits of tourism, that is).

Vox: Trump supporters are the most overrated force in American politics.

Approximately 46 percent of Americans voted for Trump in 2016.

This is why I don't link Vox. No, 46% didn't. Only ~55% of the voting age populace voted. 46% of those voted for Trump. So in actuality, only ~25% of Americans voted for Trump on Election Day.

This narrative of America in conflict with itself is a steaming pile, through a sharp lens. Many polling firms are only polling people who voted in the last election, extending the charade.

Remember the polling mistakes of the election itself. Things haven't really changed there. Wear your skeptic hat.

In other words, overrated by more than Vox seems to believe. Double-overrated.