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Open Thread | There Was A Vice-Presidential Debate

And, Senator Harris did well against lying Race Bannon.

Pence is epitome  of White Male Mediocrity failing up.😒


Pence was on defense and looked uncomfortable while displaying once more Republicans’ lack of respect for women. Harris was polished and got in long, specific policy statements delivered direct to camera. A win for Democrats.

— Jennifer ‘Vote Early’ Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 8, 2020

Mike Pence’s constant violation of time limits is a bad look. Reinforces the belief that this administration flouts the rules. #VPDebate

— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) October 8, 2020

Mike Pence’s constant violation of time limits is a bad look. Reinforces the belief that this administration flouts the rules. #VPDebate

— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) October 8, 2020

We all know those men. We work with them, for them and have kicked their ass to the curb when we regrettably married them. @KamalaHarris #VPDebate #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/wdwHF6HRJD

— Miss T Has A New Book (Underway available now) (@TaMarasKitchen) October 8, 2020

I’ve known so many Mike Pences in the Republican Party. Small time, phony, can’t deal with women, ambitious but not talented. I tried to avoid them, didn’t work for them, but they were everywhere. He will be crushed by women. @VP

— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) October 8, 2020

I don’t think VP Pence’s mansplaining and over-talking is doing a lot to narrow the gender gap, unless it is also turning off more men as well.

— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 8, 2020


That fly is Mike Pence’s only black friend pic.twitter.com/bxWuZM3qT7

— Subhah (@Subhah) October 8, 2020

This is a pattern. He refused to condemn white supremacists—and then he doubled down. pic.twitter.com/UWF6OSeZfI

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 8, 2020


1. Kamala Harris
2. The fly
3. Mike Pence pic.twitter.com/HybQZ2aCZD

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) October 8, 2020

Oh how I hope the @JoeBiden campaign puts “Biden-Harris” fly-swatters for sale in their campaign merchandise store. Like right now. pic.twitter.com/vR1G6ZHQRQ

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) October 8, 2020

Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. https://t.co/CqHAId0j8t pic.twitter.com/NbkPl0a8HV

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020

Open Thread | The Democratic Party Convention is Over: Do You Have A Voting Plan?

The adorableness😍😍😍🤗🤗

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸#DemConvention pic.twitter.com/WY5NmDgfR1

— 2020 #DemConvention 🇺🇸 (@DemConvention) August 21, 2020

Well, the Democratic Convention is over.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the team that we need to be in the White House come January 2021.

Now, it’s time for us to do the work.

We must vote.

I don’t care how you vote.

Mail Voting.

Early Voting.

Election Day Voting.

DO what you think is best for you.

But, VOTE.


And, ask all your family and friends if they have their own Voting Plan.


The ticket #BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/qyarQJs0kl

— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosaDC) August 21, 2020

Who we are as a nation, what we stand for, and who we want to be — that’s on the ballot this November.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 21, 2020

Make no mistake – the entire criminal enterprise that composes the Republican Party is going all out with voter suppression.

Our president has failed in his most basic duty to this nation.

He failed to protect us.
He failed to protect America.
And that is unforgivable.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 21, 2020

Their silence as Dolt45 and his crony try and destroy the United States Post Office – speaks volumes.

The Post Office doesn’t just handle ballots.

It handles medicines for MILLIONS.


It handles packages for millions of SMALL BUSINESSNES.

During a pandemic, while many small businesses are barely hanging on by a thread, the Post Office is sabotaging them.

It handles important documents – checks for livelihoods. Checks for bills. The personal correspondence of millions of Americans.

The Post Office has been a stepping stone to the middle class for many.

The Post Office has a large segment of veterans in its employ.

The Post Office for many in rural America is the LIFELINE for the community to the outside world.

And, the SILENCE of the GOP while the USPS is under attack speaks volumes.

It’s not just Dolt45 who must be defeated; it’s everyone with an R next to their name – up and down the line.


They did that perfectly. No one tried to correct that young man. They didn’t edit the clip. They just let him speak. So well done.

— Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) August 21, 2020

Joe goes right into the middle, “I’ll be an American president”. A proud Democrat but a president for all. Takes the middle ground trump long who ceded to his extreme base

— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) August 21, 2020


Brayden Harrington showed the nation incredible courage and strength tonight. Go, Brayden! https://t.co/eBiebJ69mn

— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 21, 2020

“Just remember. Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn’t even need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troops to help him get there.” …. this is the BEST convention ever

— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 21, 2020

R turned their party over to Trump w/no qualms reversing positions cause they don’t believe in anything other than getting rich and keeping power. It’s a smash-and-grab operation — smash democratic norms and institutions, and grab the limelight and cash https://t.co/IB9ewXHVNl

— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 20, 2020

This is a helluva speech.
Also, “Sleepy” this ain’t.
It’s on, motherf**cker.

— Kevin D. Grüssing (pronounced Grew-Sing) (@KevDGrussing) August 21, 2020

Instead of clapping, a lot of honking. Cars honked loudly in honor of Beau Biden, who served as attorney general representing many people gathered here today before he passed in 2015. pic.twitter.com/Yzkd8Jw4TZ

— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) August 21, 2020

The Wilmington drive-in moments after @JoeBiden says the words he’s wanted to say at several points of his almost 50 year political career: I accept the Democratic nomination for president pic.twitter.com/xwSWR0T5CI

— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) August 21, 2020

Clyburn in a rocking chair sipping a lemonade and saying that’s why I Am what I Am.

Biden is speaking on racism as clearly and as decisively as I’ve ever heard a White politician and without doubt one running for President.#DemConvention

— Baba NostraAdeptus (@brill_inst) August 21, 2020

Best convention I’ve ever seen.

1st time I’ve ever been able to listen to every speaker.

Please don’t ever fill up another convention hall.

Please don’t waste $millions on plane tickets & hotels.

Please don’t burn all that jet fuel.

Make this the new normal.

— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) August 21, 2020

.@joyannreid on Biden’s speech: “I think we found out tonight why Donald Trump fears him so much.” pic.twitter.com/PIHzgaDf3O

— The ReidOut (@thereidout) August 21, 2020

Open Thread | Schools, Reopening, and How History Will See Us

More from Andy Slavitt. I consider him a heroic voice during this time.

Here is a

good thread:

He is so thoughtful:


I think about the things we all try to teach our kids.
-being safe
-following the golden rule
-showing consideration
-using evidence
-looking out for those less fortunate

And I thought WTF are they going to say about us when they grow up? 3/

— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020


That the governor in Arizona threatened to take a school district’s budget if they didn’t open even after a teacher died there.

That we have some studies now that show school age kids get & spread COVID-19 & the president still asked EVERY school to be open even w high spread.5/

— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020

They see European & Asian countries have done those things.

They’re smart. They’re curious. They’re observant. They know it’s not impossible.

Do they think we can’t? That we won’t? 7/

— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020

They will learn as you will that the Koch Brothers has people tinkering with CDC plan on school openings. That they were allowed.


— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020

That we let people stand in line for food & lose their housing like the 1930s

That even after losing 150,000 people, we sat by knowing 70,000 more would be lost if we did not change. And we did not change. 11/

— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020

My grandmother, like so many others, came here with nothing without her parents. She was 8.

Everything I have including the “liberty” & “rights” were nothjng I earned. They were gifted them from her & many others who sacrificed. 13/

— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020

But this pandemic. This pandemic could absolutely be our moment to redeem ourselves. To show what we are made of. We can save lives.

I think about the opportunity to show we can leave a legacy in these times. Show how pulled together. Valued human lives. Helped people in need.15

— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 4, 2020

Open Thread | This Isn’t Rocket Science, But, It Is Science

Wear a Mask😠😠

It’s amazing how much good one little mask can do! Check out how a normal, everyday mask keeps respiratory droplets from spreading outside your body, potentially sharing viruses. pic.twitter.com/zeXyemJwO8

— Providence Eastern WA (@providence_phc) June 26, 2020

Video simulation of how a single cough spreads microdroplets throughout an entire room. Opening doors and windows to allow air to circulate is critical. pic.twitter.com/U3NcFSo5Fh

— Dr. Ali Nouri (@AliNouriPhD) July 5, 2020

1. Stay 6 feet apart, especially indoors, outside your home, 2. No big gatherings, especially indoors, 3. When you can’t stay apart, everyone wears a mask, correctly, 4. Isolate all who are sick or test positive for Covid, 5. Find and stop clusters. Hard, but not so complicated.

— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) July 6, 2020

From @jamescdownie: No wonder the Trump administration doesn’t want Anthony Fauci on TV https://t.co/WXCph4Aonq

— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) July 6, 2020


Why isn’t the Governor calling the Army Corps of Engineers to make hospitals out of convention centers and professional sports arenas?

Why isn’t the Governor calling for medical professional help from around the country like Cuomo did?😒

Key Words:
Young people
Shortage of ICU Beds

— Ron *Thug* Hall (@RonHall46) July 6, 2020

Open Thread | How Much More Do You Need To See Before You Take COVID-19 SERIOUSLY 🤨🤨

Too many leaders think they are exempt from dying, so they risk the death of tens of thousands and don’t lose sleep at night. They need to look at the coffins!

I take it seriously. I don’t think a nice chunk of you do 🤨🤨😒😒



The US has performed its first double lung transplant for lung damage caused by #COVID19. The recipient is a 20 yr old woman. She remains on a ventilator at this time. The damage inflicted by #SARSCoV2 is stunning. Via @nytimes https://t.co/SrJG56VOlR pic.twitter.com/sAAB0Z8V4W

— Tatiana Prowell, MD (@tmprowell) June 11, 2020

Like I said…

To work.

Back home.

That’s all the energy that I have.

The imperative for policymakers isn’t shutdown vs no shutdown; it’s securing public confidence and safety. There’ll be no recovery as long as people remain worried about their safety; and it’ll only come with measures that control spread and empower people to protect their health https://t.co/kMW8HF41O5

— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) June 14, 2020

Today half of US states have moved to red = trending poorly.
These 5 are the most concerning.
Arizona’s positive test rate now >18%, South Carolina >13%
Data https://t.co/BuuW28dyJl
Yesterday’s summary belowhttps://t.co/F6UpiyFoLt pic.twitter.com/5p1RDKA6wI

— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) June 13, 2020

If you look to positivity rate in testing, you can also detect countries or states which aren’t testing a lot (and hence don’t report many #COVID19 cases).

Then suddenly #Iran and #India also had high values when they reopened, but #Arizona also remains in the top of the list. pic.twitter.com/kTzbb1HBXM

— GHoeberX (@ghoeberx) June 13, 2020

“Where is it going to end?” Dr. Fauci asked. “We’re still at the beginning of really understanding.” https://t.co/01yWmZqZkw

— NYT Health (@NYTHealth) June 13, 2020

Terrific interpretation of the latest @CDCgov #Covid19 numbers from former CDC director @DrTomFrieden.
It’s not gone, please. Magical thinking isn’t a forcefield we can throw around ourselves. https://t.co/1q4wmyRArx

— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) June 13, 2020

your blood thick as hell. Or that you may have to be on oxygen for the rest of your life. COVID is designed to kill. It is a highly intelligent virus and it attacks everything. We will run out of resources if we don’t continue to flatten the curve.

I’m exhausted.

— Cherie Antoinette (@sheriantoinette) June 14, 2020


Open Thread | From Madam Speaker

The Speaker of the House sent this to her colleagues. I see no lies told. Madam Speaker knows the truth of the occupant in the White House.😒😒

From The Speaker of the House

Dear Democratic Colleague,

This Easter Weekend provided me with a time for deeper prayer and reflection. This is an unbearably sad time with all Americans sharing the same devastating experience: we are grieving for those who have died from the coronavirus, we are fearful for our health and especially the health of our loved ones and we are heartbroken for our children who are unable to be in school and with their friends.

As Americans, we are suffering from pressures of economic hardship. All of us want to resume the precious and beautiful lives that America’s unique freedoms provide. We will overcome this moment, but success requires one fundamental from which all actions will follow: we need the truth. To succeed in this crisis, we must insist on the truth, and we must act upon it!

In order to move forward, we must first understand the truth of what has put us in this position:

The truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster.

The truth is that in January Donald Trump was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and disaster.

The truth is that Donald Trump told his most loyal followers that the pandemic was a hoax and that it would magically disappear, thus endangering lives and paving the way for economic disaster.

The truth is that we did not have proper testing available in March despite Trump repeatedly claiming that we did; and even now, we do not have adequate tests, masks, PPE, and necessary equipment, which creates unnecessary death and suffering.

The truth is because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives.

The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.

The truth is, from this moment on, Americans must ignore lies and start to listen to scientists and other respected professionals in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Here’s more that is true: the American people want us to work together. In March, Congress passed three bipartisan bills to address this crisis. The first bill passed the House on March 4 and focused on testing, testing, testing.

The truth is, one month later, we do not have appropriate testing. The President continues to obfuscate, saying we have more testing than any other country in the world. The truth is that only 1 percent of Americans have been tested. The failure to test is central to the spread of the virus and its impact on those most vulnerable in our society. The failure to test is dangerous and deadly, and without testing, we cannot resume our lives.

The President has said that we are engaged in a war. Leaders understand that in war, force protection of our troops is the top priority. In this war, force protection means for health care, police, fire, EMS, food and other essential workers to have the protective equipment that they need to save lives without risking their own.

The truth is that we do not have the necessary hospital equipment. Without ventilators and other equipment, our health care workers cannot save the lives of those they serve.

Once we all share the truth of what took place and what is currently happening, including in our minority communities, we can work together to solve these problems.

There are important decisions ahead. We can go forward confident that America, its competent and honest leaders and its people are fully capable of making the right choices and decisions to restore the American greatness that has been squandered.

But if we are not working from the truth, more lives will be lost, economic hardship and suffering will be extended unnecessarily and our children will not be safe, happy and learning. Our future will be healthy and prosperous if we no longer tolerate lies and deceit.

We must recognize the truth, we must speak the truth, we must insist on the truth and we must and will act upon it.

Think on this 😠😠😠

A new epidemiology model finds that, if Trump had taken action on social distancing two weeks earlier than he did, 90% of U.S. coronavirus deaths could have been prevented.https://t.co/RbLtYqxxmH pic.twitter.com/O3TwwHt7Fi

— Ian Sams (@IanSams) April 15, 2020

The U.S. had a program that put scientists all over the world to identify viruses early so we could get a head start on vaccines and treatments.

The program was working in the exact lab in Wuhan that identified coronavirus in January.

Trump shut the program down last September.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 15, 2020

Rest In Power, Katherine Johnson🙏🙏

Brilliant NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has passed away at the age of 101.

What a life she had. What she saw in her 101 years.

I am ashamed that I consider myself an educated person, and I had no idea about Ms. Johnson until Hidden Figures came out. In an era where Black people were invisible, Mrs. Johnson’s brain broke down barriers.

I am so happy that she lived long enough to see her get the accolades while she was still alive.

Thank you for blazing the trail for others, Mrs. Johnson.


We remember Katherine Johnson, influential NASA mathematician who calculated the flight path for America’s first space mission and inspired the movie ‘Hidden Figures.’ pic.twitter.com/drsXISKuBO

— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) February 24, 2020

After a lifetime of reaching for the stars, today, Katherine Johnson landed among them. She spent decades as a hidden figure, breaking barriers behind the scenes. But by the end of her life, she had become a hero to millions—including Michelle and me. pic.twitter.com/isG29nwBiB

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 24, 2020

“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.”

— Katherine Johnson

Rest In Peace 💖pic.twitter.com/McufQfQBfr

— Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD (@webmz_) February 24, 2020

We’ve lost an icon and brilliant mathematician with the passing of Katherine Johnson.

A barrier breaker and inspiration for women of color everywhere, Katherine’s legendary work with NASA will forever leave a mark on our history. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. https://t.co/rc0qOHOZWZ

— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) February 24, 2020

As a child, Katherine Johnson said she “counted everything: the steps, the dishes, the stars in the sky.” As a mathematician, she broke barriers to help reach those stars. Her calculations helped put Americans in space, in orbit, and, finally, on the moon. #HiddenFigures pic.twitter.com/5ONuV5zhQ0

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 24, 2020

RIP #KatherineJohnson “a pioneer who broke the barriers of race and gender, showing generations of young people that everyone can excel in math and science and reach for the stars”-Prez Obama.

May her memory be a blessing and inspiration. #HiddenFigures pic.twitter.com/ydSe8q6pyj

— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 24, 2020

I am so happy that #KatherineJohnson lived long & finally received the name recognition she so richly deserved: “NASA mathematician depicted in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dead at 101” #RIP https://t.co/oQiStPA0t8

— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) February 24, 2020

She was no longer hidden and such a powerful inspiration. We are grateful for the life and legacy of #KatherineJohnson. https://t.co/ne31DUFpiU

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) February 24, 2020

Legendary. #KatherineJohnson Rest in power, great woman. https://t.co/VKc6eTv4PB https://t.co/qNQ6sZhACQ pic.twitter.com/UveaxQHg2W

— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) February 24, 2020

Open Thread | Back to Healthcare

While you were watching the Impeachment Trial, stuff was happening in the area of healthcare:



BREAKING: Supreme Court sides with Trump in not hearing case to repeal entire ACA before election.

This is justice delayed. Case goes to same judge who decided to repeal ACA in the first place. https://t.co/qlVIjfBmRI

— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) January 21, 2020

I want you never to forget that the 2018 Elections SAVED the American Social Safety Net. Make no mistake about that…if the Democrats hadn’t of won, they would have been well on they way to gutting it to pay for the GOP Tax Scam.😠

Medicaid block grants are a scam. And, a way to try and CUT MEDICAID😠😠😠

NEW: Trump admin will announce its Medicaid block grants on Thursday at event billed “Transforming Medicaid: A New Opportunity for Better Health.”https://t.co/FYv5SpvZ2V pic.twitter.com/9v3WXkFffg

— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) January 25, 2020


Once again….

How did you think that they were going to try and pay for the GOP Tax Scam?!?

Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Today marks the official federal holiday of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 91st birthday. #MLK91 #MLK #CorettaScottKing pic.twitter.com/xwxZ7PMSCG

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 15, 2020


“All, Here and Now”

a message from #MLK
re: 3 critical words pic.twitter.com/9veXjbEUpt

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 18, 2020

“For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”” #MLK pic.twitter.com/SJi5RHZGtU

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 18, 2020

One of the most brilliant pieces ever written. How he sums up the plight of the Negro-unmatched.

#LetterFromBirminghamJail is the featured #MLK piece for the 2020 King Holiday, #MLK91.

Here is a thread of today’s highlighted passage from the Letter:

“Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.” pic.twitter.com/mN76FMYQaq

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 18, 2020

Open Thread | So Now, Iran Has Retaliated

Well, here’s the thing. They killed the number two guy in Iran. And, they have no reason for it.

He was always a bad man. He was a bad man back when Clinton was President. But, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama knew enough that killing him wasn’t really an option. They understood that when you attack someone like this, it doesn’t really go your way. Especially, if you have anyone with any kind of knowledge, history and RESPECT of your perspective enemy.

We don’t have a functioning State Department. Dolt45 is surrounded by idiots and Islamaphobic idiots.

I’ve been telling you – sleep on the Persians if you want to. Do it at your own peril.

So now that things haven’t turned out the way they thought it would…they’ve got Pompeo out here lying with no justifications.

Then, there is the craven Nikki Haley, who should just STFU – on General Principle.

Specifically, the former ambassador told the national television audience, “The only ones that are mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and our Democrat presidential candidates. No one else in the world.”

It wasn’t a throwaway line that Haley made in the heat of the moment. On the contrary, she took pride in smearing Democratic leaders and needlessly questioning their patriotism, promoting the quote via social media.

It matters, of course, that Haley was brazenly lying. It matters that she used deliberately wrong grammar as a way of staying true to a tired tribal game. It matters that the former ambassador talks up the importance of “civility” in politics, even while falsely accusing Americans of “mourning” a terrorist’s death.

Bish, please. If you don’t get the ENTIRE Phuck Outta Here.

Many have said that Dolt45 wanted his Osama Bin Laden moment, and it’s not exactly turning out that way.

Even Netanyahu is running as fast and as far as his slithery self can go. Did you ever think you’d see the moment when Bibi could find something that he wouldn’t praise Dolt45 for? Not that he doesn’t support it, but because Iranian missiles will hit Israel far sooner than they’d hit American soil.

The raging narcissist President, senses that it’s not going well for him, so he’s gonna throw out Race Bannon to do a bullshyt speech on why we attacked Iran. Now, think on this….he didn’t do any National Address…and, it’s been how many days? And, we have to wait how many more for Pence’s lying speech?

And, just to keep count, we’ve had the SIXTH high level person from the Pentagon to resign in short order. At what point will the MSM FINALLY focus on this story, and what these resignations are telling us about what’s happening at the Pentagon?

These are perilous times. The Republican Party is full of cowards, and this should never be forgotten. They all need to be held accountable for their basic fundamental betrayal of this country in the era of Dolt45.

Now that the Iranians have retaliated …what will happen next? We don’t have any rational actors on our side.



I may be jumping the gun but such an attack which US forces must be ready for in Iraq and which is being trumpeted on TV in Iran looks like a way for Iran to make a lot of domestic noise with little damage. If they really wanted to hit back this is not the drastic way I think. https://t.co/DlVmKJbkWc

— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) January 7, 2020

The best-case scenario was always that Iran launched a retaliation:
— symbolically significant enough that it could move on
— limited enough in damage that the US could shrug it off
— with no loss of life, civilian or military

Here’s hoping that’s what this is.

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) January 7, 2020

Iran is practicing its right under international law to self defense as stipulated by Article 51 of UN Charter. The targets are not “Americans” or civilians, but combatants who have been asked to withdraw from Iraqi sovereign territory

— Amal Saad (@amalsaad_lb) January 7, 2020