Brett Kavanaugh Hires All-Women Team of Law Clerks to Help Him Ruin the Country

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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today.

  • Bart O’Kavanaugh has hired all women law clerks, becoming the second sitting justice to have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct, and the first justice to have an all-woman staff. Uh, congrats? [Washington Post]
  • A former Yale Law School Dean speaks out against Kavanaugh. [Politico]
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham continues to show the utmost respect for sexual assault survivors, saying Kavanaugh was treated like a “slut whore drunk” by the Senate Judiciary Committee, while Ford was treated with respect. Simply astounding. [NBC News]
  • Barbara Bush, the daughter of George W. Bush, is married. [People]
  • Democrats have a narrow chance of winning House races in 69 battleground districts, many which voted Republican in 2016. [Washington Post]
  • At the gym, New York City residents confront Mayor Bill de Blasio about combatting homelessness. [ABC News]
  • If you see these signs, take them down! [Twitter/Brownandbella]
  • Pittsburgh decriminalized pot, but black people are still being disproportionately charged with possession of weed. [The Appeal]
  • Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has floated her way to head of PR at Fox. [CNN]
  • The right-wing frontrunner for Brazil’s upcoming presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, is terrifying. [The Guardian]
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job. [Politico]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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DISCUSSION

‘we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, & celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.’

His remarkable accomplishments as a what? Columbus sailed left until he hit something. He couldn’t have missed the Americas even if he tried.

Not that where he ended up was what he thought it was and it wasn’t even America.