WaPo oracle has Trump figured, or why Trump dismisses such mainstream stuff

A punk speaks:

BY JAMES HOHMANN
with Breanne Deppisch

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump has an unending need to feel like he’s in total control of his surroundings. . . .


His “power post” item is billed as “intelligence for leaders.”

With intelligence like this, who needs Saturday Night Live?

Bill Kristol all in for legacy bureaucrats

Vs. what he considers the current mess in Washington. It was so nice before Trump, you know.

Consider what Sam Adams (more than a beer) said long ago, however:

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!

Not bad.

Trump’s people talked with Russians during campaign. A lot, says CNN.

Trump campaign staff talked to reps of foreign govt, says CNN.

High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN.

Officials emphasized that communications between campaign staff and representatives of foreign governments are not unusual. However, these communications stood out to investigators due to the frequency and the level of the Trump advisers involved. Investigators have not reached a judgment on the intent of those conversations. [Italics, bold face added]

As to the latter, neither should CNN.

71 percent of Chicago cops’ street stops are of blacks

Sun-Times “watchdog” finds something that’s supposed to be disturbing if not shocking.

Street stops by the Chicago Police Department have plummeted but African-Americans continued to account for the vast majority of those detained.

Question in view of mayhem in black communities jumping out of Sun-Times pages daily and twice on Sundays: Why the heck would this not be the case?