Open Thread

OPEN THREAD: Rachel Reports “Trump Tax Returns”

Rachel Maddow blew up Twitter tonight with the report that her team has “Trump tax returns.” Which returns, which years, and even which Trump have not been disclosed. Sooooo, let’s all watch Rachel together tonight and use this post as an open thread. I’ve embedded a bootleg live stream below.

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OPEN THREAD: 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards begin at 8:30PM Eastern and many expect this year’s gala to be the most political in history. Weeks ago right wing sites began calling for a boycott of the show in anticipation of attacks on Donald Trump by the “Hollywood elite.” The New York Times, which has never before advertised during the Oscars, will run a ...

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OPEN THREAD: Hairspray Live!

As a desperately needed diversion from the ongoing decline of our nation, let’s gay the fuck out of this joint and watch Hairspray Live! together. NBC’s live broadcast begins at 8PM Eastern and stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, with Maddie Baillio making her television debut as Tracy Turnblad. You can watch via NBC’s smartphone app and ...

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OPEN THREAD: Early Results And Projections Arrive

Polls are now closed or will close within the hour in about two dozen states. CNN has already called Kentucky and Indiana for Trump. Hillary is projected to win Vermont. No surprises so far. Weigh in below as exit polls and projections come in. I’ll break out the result in battleground states with new posts as they arrive. Live streams ...

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OPEN THREAD: Tells Us About Your Time At The Polls

If you’ve voted since our open thread from very early this morning, let us know how things went for you. Also use this open thread to discuss reports of ballot issues, voter intimidation, and other other subjects related to the act of casting votes. The first exit polls will likely be arriving around 6PM, but don’t let that stop you ...

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OPEN THREAD: Tell Us About Your Voting Experience

It took me about 45 minutes to vote for Hillary for the fifth time this morning. In 12 years on the Upper East Side, I’d never had more than three people in front of me but this morning the line wrapped nearly around the block. New arrivals were clearly surprised to find such a crowd, but everybody was in high ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading? Writers, please feel free to plug your own work.

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OPEN THREAD: Talk Amongst Yourselves

I’ll be on a press bus for the next few hours and may not have web access, so here’s an open thread to chatter about whatever might happen until I get back online. I usually schedule my travel for times outside the normal news cycle, but hey, I’m not driving the bus. A couple of posts that aren’t time-sensitive are ...

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Grand Jury Service Open Thread [VIDEO]

As I mentioned yesterday, today I begin grand jury service. Since you’re seeing this post, that means I’m busy indicting ham sandwiches, so use this post to discuss any breaking news and for your regular off-topic ruminations. As a bonus, enjoy the below live-streams of baby kittens and the view from the International Space Station. (You can rewind both streams ...

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Open Thread Thursday: Show Us Your Fur Babies

JMG reader David writes to suggest a “sanity break” with an open thread for everybody to show off their fur babies, which we haven’t done for quite some time. Shelley endorses this idea, although she takes a dim view of my suggestion of adding another household member, primarily so I can name the new addition Hillary Kitten.

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OPEN THREAD: Super Tuesday Primaries

While last night’s news may make today feel rather anti-climactic, this historically tumultuous primary season does effectively end tonight. Weigh in below with your experiences at the polls and your predictions. UPDATE: I’ll be reporting each result state-by-state. Play here in the meantime.

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SPOILER: Game Of Thrones

Last night’s Game Of Thrones featured gore, frontal male nudity, and a lot of backstory about the White Walkers. But it was the heartbreaking revelation of how Hodor got his name that has social media buzzing. Stay out of the comments if you’ve not yet seen it, otherwise dive in and dish.

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OPEN THREAD: Today’s Acela Primary

The media is calling today’s five contests the #AcelaPrimary after the high-speed (snort) Amtrak line that runs through the five states. Most expect sweeps for both Trump and Clinton, although Bernie Sanders stands a better shot of taking Rhode Island, today’s lone open primary state. Weigh in below with your predictions and your experience at the polls.

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate

Tonight’s Democratic debate starts at 9PM Eastern from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City, where CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with additional questioning from NY1’s Errol Louis and CNN’s Dana Bash. You can view the debate live online without a cable system login at CNNGo.com or watch the embedded bootleg YouTube stream below.

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading? Writers, please feel free to plug your own work.

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OPEN THREAD: Today’s Polling Results [VIDEO]

Above are the GOP delegates at stake in Michigan, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Idaho. Democrats are voting in Michigan (130 delegates) and Mississippi (36 delegates). Embedded below is a live news feed. Watch along with us as the results roll in.

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OPEN THREAD: Super Tuesday Reactions

[NOTE: I’ve moved this post back to the top.] There’s going to be an avalanche of news today so lets use this open thread for you folks to post your thoughts and reactions. If you’re in a Super Tuesday state, let us know about your experience at the polls. It’s quite possible that by this time tomorrow each party will ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Your quarterly book report is due. What are you reading?

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Open Thread Thursday: Powerball Fever

Well, you didn’t win the Powerball. But if you did, what would you do? NBC News breaks down last night’s drawing: The jackpot will roll over to an estimated $675 million — the largest lottery prize in U.S. history, according to Texas Lottery spokesperson Kelly Cripe — when it’s drawn again Saturday night. The numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s $500 ...

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Open Thread Thursday: 2016 Resolutions

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Lose weight, see the world, yadda yadda yadda. Surely the readers of this here website thingy have some actually interesting resolutions. Let’s hear them.

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