Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of thirty-eight. Sunrise is 6:17 AM and sunset 5:53 PM, for 11h 35m 53s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 3.1% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1917, Russia’s February Revolution begins, leading to the abdication of Czar Nicholas II.
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Helaine Olen writes House Democrats are afraid to investigate Trump’s family. They are mistaken:
Politico reports that many House Democrats are expressing skittishness when it comes to looking into the allegedly illegal behavior of President Trump’s family members. The reason: They believe any targeting of Trump’s children or their families, no matter the reason, will increase voter sympathy for the president.
Au contraire. There is no better sign of how things have gone wrong for the country of 2019 than the prominence of Trump’s family members in our body politic and business life. Calling the Trump clan to account is a necessary step in making things right.
We can start with son Donald Trump Jr., who has already testified in sessions closed to the public and press about his role in the 2016 presidential campaign. If he could sign a check to repay then-presidential lawyer Michael Cohen for the money he allegedly advanced to get Stormy Daniels to stay quiet in the weeks before the 2016 election about her affair with his father, surely he’s up for the task of explaining to the American people exactly what he thought he was purchasing.
Thoughts on Manafort’s relatively light sentence (far less than federal advisory guidelines):
I’m ok with Manafort’s light sentencing only if he’s then extradited to Ukraine to be prosecuted for his role in Yanukovych’s murderous & corrupt regime. He served Putin’s will there and in the US.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) March 8, 2019
The spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean, near Florida’s eastern coast.