Wednesday Short Cuts

Take their ball and go home: "No one wants the [White House] invite anyway." —LeBron James

Political Editors · Jun. 6, 2018

Insight: “There is no crime more infamous than the violation of truth. It is apparent that men can be social beings no longer than they believe each other. When speech is employed only as the vehicle of falsehood, every man must disunite himself from others, inhabit his own cave and seek prey only for himself.” —Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Fat chance! “Democrats believe that health care coverage needs to be universal and more affordable. Premiums, deductibles, and the cost of care are still too high for many. To that end, I urge [Mitch McConnell] to dedicate the new three-week August work period to considering legislation that would lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs.” —Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose health care demands would augment the high cost of health care

Braying Jackass: “When I saw the interview, I thought that because they had to distill it and it looked like I was saying I didn’t apologize and I had no intention to. And I was mad at me. And not for the first time. … I still believe this #MeToo movement is long overdue, necessary, and should be supported.” —Bill Clinton

Well that escalated quickly: “Trump disinvites Eagles from White House — while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what’s supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism.” —Dan Rather

Take their ball and go home: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the [White House] invite anyway, so it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.” —NBA star LeBron James on skipping a championship White House visit

And last… “I hope soon-to-retire Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz chooses to run for president, because I really want to measure the appeal of a ‘woke corporate executive’ in the Democratic primary.” —Jim Geraghty

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