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Today ABC’s George Stephanopoulos aired an interview with Michael Cohen in which the God-King’s former attorney all but declared that he’s willing to make a deal and testify for special counsel Robert Mueller. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin writes on why Cohen should cut a deal and what he could reveal, while Heather Digby Parton explains that Cohen may want to be – and can make himself – the heroic John Dean of the Trump-Russia scandal.
Also, Gov. Matt Bevin (R) announced he’ll cut dental and vision Medicaid benefits for 500,000 Kentuckians after a federal court blocked his new work requirement rules and Denmark is passing harsh new laws for Muslim ‘ghetto’ residents, including mandatory ‘daycare’ for at least 25 hours a week “to teach preschoolers ‘Danish values,’ including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language,” and enhanced sentences for crimes “based on residents’ income, employment status, education levels, number of criminal convictions and “non-Western background,” and four-year prison sentences for parents who take children on “extended visits” to their nations of origin.
And the New York Times’ Charles Blow described how the God-King keeps his anger-addicted base enraged, while Mahablog’s Barbara O’Brien reminds us that white conservative men are allowed to be angry … but women, people of color, and liberals must remain paragons of ‘civility.’
Will Cohen flip? Will Trump propose Danish-style laws for immigrants and others in the U.S.? And will ‘moderate’ Democrats like Minority Leaders Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi ever come to understand and defend the anger of marginalized people?
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