In other news, Trump has reportedly chosen cantina alien Reince Priebus as his chief of staff. That’s actually the good news.
Meanwhile, Trump has also chosen Breitbart chief Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon is an antisemitic white nationalist. That’s the bad news.
Finally, journalist Gwen Ifill passed away today at the age of 61. Ifill was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Programming note… I thought I would be ready to get back to it today, but I’m not. I’ve been doing this for years with no significant breaks and this was the most grueling election cycle I’ve ever experienced. We’re also less than a week removed from electing a white nationalist president, so I’m going to take another week to process that. The election of Trump is antithetical to virtually everything I believe in and what made me feel numb last week is beginning to make me feel very angry. I believe this is what they call a grieving process.
I expect to be writing daily again beginning next week.