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Daily Bread for 2.16.22: Of Putin and Threats Closer to Home

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 48.  Sunrise is 6:48 AM and sunset 5:28 PM for 10h 39m 43s of daytime.  The moon is full with 100% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1960, the U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut,…

Daily Bread for 2.15.22: For the Trumpists, It’s Not One Thing, But Many Things

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 35.  Sunrise is 6:50 AM and sunset 5:27 PM for 10h 36m 59s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 98.9% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Alcohol Licensing Committee meets at 6:15 PM, and Common Council at 6:30 PM.   On…

Daily Bread for 1.30.22: Trump Teases Pardons for Insurrectionists and Rioters

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 27.  Sunrise is 7:10 AM and sunset 5:06 PM for 9h 55m 59s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 3.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1930, the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union orders that…

Daily Bread for 10.4.21: The Basis of a Civics Syllabus for Whitewater’s Schools

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 68.  Sunrise is 6:56 AM and sunset 6:29 PM for 11h 32m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 5.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the…

Inside the January 6th Capitol Riot

Over the last year, Trumpism has advanced three grand lies: against the significance of the pandemic, against Biden’s clear win in the presidential election, and against the fact of a violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. In response to that third lie – that there was no violent insurrection – there is ample…

The Sedition Caucus Gets Paid

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reports This sedition is brought to you by… In the wake of the Capitol insurrection on January 6th, nearly two hundred corporations and industry groups said they would pause or altogether stop making political contributions to the 147 members of Congress who voted against certifying the election and…

Ron Johnson: ‘No Enemies to the Right’?

During an interview yesterday, Sen. Ron Johnson declared of the Capitol riot that ‘this didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me.’ Tim Elfrink reports that As a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol last month, rioters battered police with a multitude of weapons: metal flagpoles, baseball bats, wrenches and clubs. Many soaked police in caustic…