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“Today’s GOP stands for a set of crackpot ideas, unworkable and unpopular policies and a president not remotely fit to remain in office. Some sunny optimists think the GOP can be saved. From our perspective, it’s not worth trying.” —Jennifer Rubin

“If Moore is ‘guilty as accused,’ these people prefer a devil to a Democrat. That’s not about religious rigor, that’s ideological extremism on a Middle Eastern scale. That is a country-ruining worldview.” —Charles Blow

“G.O.P. tax ‘reform’ … would raise taxes on most individuals, especially in the middle and working classes, and add around 13 million Americans to the ranks of the uninsured, all to pay for big cuts in corporate taxes” —Paul Krugman

Seattle area friends: Looking for a used 21.5″ iMac (late 2012) in excellent condition? Lisa’s is for sale.

I’ll look forward to the Southern Baptists leading the push for sensible gun control… “When we say our “thoughts and prayers” are with them, we are not washing our hands of duty” —R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

“it tells your neighbors and your children that your religious convictions are always secondary to your partisanship” —Ross Douthat

Does the combover hide the lobotomy scar? “President Trump said on Saturday that he believed President Vladimir V. Putin was sincere in his denials of interference in the 2016 presidential elections…”

“If you find yourself excusing child molestation, then you are driven not by morality or faith, but simply by the emptiest kind of tribalism.” —Nicholas Kristof

“This bill does little or nothing for the middle class, and even among the affluent it’s biased against those who work hard in favor of the idle rich.” —Paul Krugman

Swift enums are the absolute best. Using them for drop location tracking in deep hierarchies makes it easy. Sum types for the win.

The Omni Show debuts. I’m on a podcast.

Darrin Bell on compromising.

Western Conference Final tickets procured. Beat Houston. Up the Sounders. Up ECS. #ebfg

Ballots are due Tuesday, Seattle! “Vote in every race on your ballot! It’s our right and our responsibility.” —Progressive Voter’s Guide

“The future of the Western democratic project is the fundamental issue of our era.” —Michael Tomasky

“Let’s put it the other way around: Kind words and gentle feelings are being used to absolve bad performance and lack of creativity.” —Jean-Louis Gassée

. @SwiftxNW was a great conference. Smart, friendly people and I learned something cool from every talk.

Posted: These are a Few of My Stateful Machines

Slides and code for my Swift by Northwest talk today.

“And the best way to show Trump that people are serious about impeaching him is to put the message on television.” —Michelle Goldberg

“Trump has brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice, and taken money from foreign governments.” — Tom Steyer