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Vive La France!!!! Bless their garlicky, buttery, champagne bubbly hearts. Now the French have even more reason to be insufferably arrogant: They stopped the surge of supremacist nativism. The two Anglo countries? Nope.

Reminder! Today, Monday, May 1, is Rise Up day—with nationwide activities in which hundreds of thousands of Americans are planning to rise up for immigrant and refugee families in at least 100 cities across the country. One site to go to for specifics in your area is IndivisibleGuide.com.

Here we go again. Since Trump sent Tomahawk missiles at Syria on an impulse, certain pundits and some of the American public are once more re-re-re-analyzing him: maybe he's changed? maybe this was "presidential"? maybe he's growing into the job?

If we had an honorable opposition, we wouldn't be facing this impasse—and yes, despite the imminent Democratic filibuster in the Senate against Trump's SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch, probably the confirmation will be rammed through, anyway. But.

When The New York Times first adopted its motto, "All The News That's Fit to Print" in 1897, I'd wager that its owner, Adolph S. Ochs, could never have predicted a day when anyone would argue that "fake news" had a (proud!) right to see print. Recently, The Washington Post chose its own new motto, "Democracy Dies in Darkness."