First Thoughts

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is reportedly planning to spend $100 million on 2018 midterm election organizing in an effort to retake parts of the Midwest.

Meanwhile, Interior Department secretary and rent-a-thug Ryan Zinke has recommended that some national monuments be reduced in size. Conservationists and native tribes are already preparing for legal challenges.

Finally, if you or someone you know lives in central or southern Texas or southern Louisiana, I hope you're keeping an eye on Hurricane Harvey. The latest forecast models for the storm range from bad to apocalyptic, with anywhere from 15 (bad) to 40 (nightmarish) inches of rain falling over a wide area over the course of several days. Harvey is expected to make landfall as a strong category 3 or a weak category 4 storm tomorrow night and then linger for a couple days.