Wednesday Short Cuts

"It is important to note how little we know about what [Robert] Mueller is doing." —Byron York

Political Editors · Apr. 11, 2018

Insight: “[Self-defense is] justly called the primary law of nature, so it is not, neither can it be in fact, taken away by the laws of society.” —Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780)

Upright: “FACEBOOK SHOULDN’T BE THIS COMPLICATED. Show me the things I want to see based on my friends and pages I ‘like’ — in chronological order. To make money, show me ads based only on sites I’ve visited. That’s it. Don’t ‘tailor’ my timeline. Don’t ‘protect’ me from ‘fake’ news.” —Allie Stuckey

For the record: “It is important to note how little we know about what [Robert] Mueller is doing. For all the public knows, a big collusion indictment could be coming tomorrow. But it is also important to note what we do know. And we do know who Mueller has charged, and with what, after an FBI investigation that began in July 2016 and a special counsel probe that began in May 2017. And so far, there have been no charges … involving alleged collusion.” —Byron York

Selective outrage: “At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, we have got to repeal all of President Trump’s tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations and rebuild the disappearing middle class.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT) on his spontaneous concern “that the federal deficit and national debt will explode over the next decade”

Broken clock: “It’s clear that while much of the weapons stockpile was destroyed [under the Obama administration], other aspects of it were either hidden away or they’ve been remanufactured since, and that has led to this set of just horrific atrocities committed by the Assad regime.” —Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)

And last… “Are you a mildly tech-literate politico horrified by the level of ignorance demonstrated by lawmakers gearing up to regulate online technology they don’t even begin to grasp? Cool. Now you have a tiny glimpse into a day in the life of a gun owner.” —Sean Davis

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