GOP vs. FBI and the Best of 2022 Part 4 - The Thursday AM Quickie 12/29/22

I can't really be bothered to put together a proper year-end "best of the AM Quickie" list, but remember when protesters in Sri Lanka took over the pool at the presidential palace? That would go on the list for sure. - Corey

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Southwest Workers Warned Management Trouble Was Coming

Isn't that always the way?

  • Storm Passes, But Southwest Is Still Canceling Flights An internal memo dated Dec. 21 warned of critical staffing shortages, and a union official says employees have been demanding better scheduling software for years. via the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
  • Two More of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Would-Be Kidnappers Sentenced A judge this week sentenced far-right militia members Barry Croft and Adam Fox to 16 and 20 years in prison, respectively. via the Associated Press.
  • Republican Long Island Prosecutor Opens Investigation Into Rep.-Elect George Santos The fabulist, meanwhile, "continued to deny that he was being sought by authorities in South America." via the AP.
  • GOP Derails Domestic Terror Investigations While Attacking FBI A group of former agents who call themselves “the Suspendables” claims in a letter making the rounds among Republicans that the bureau discriminates against conservatives. via the Post and the New York Times.
  • New Israeli Government Plans to Expand Settlements, Legalize Discrimination Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right coalition government will be sworn in today. via the Guardian.
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Aide Posed as 'Silence of the Lambs' Character While Arranging Human Trafficking Stunt Florida "public safety czar" Larry Keefe, aka "Clarice," used a private email account to coach a contractor about how to word its bid for state business. via Politico.


12/29: It's Day 4 of the Best of 2022! Here's Emma speaking with Dan Canon, civil rights lawyer and professor at the University of Louisville, to discuss his recent book Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class. Then, David Feldman of The David Feldman Show gives a dispatch to Sam and Emma from London, just after the Queen died!

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