We are currently covering the debate, the Trump speech and the breaking news out of Oregon of the FBI release of the fairly detailed video of the death of militant LaVoy Finicum. I’m hoping back and forth myself between each of the three. And I confess it’s made my blogging lighter and less coherent than I’d like it to be. But we’ve got members of our team working each story.
* First, watch the FBI video. It’s 26 minutes long. But the key events take place over about a minute starting just before 8 minutes in.
* On the Trump front, I was only able to watch live the early part. It started with this weird portion where Trump rattled through a list of his rich pals who wrote big checks for the fundraiser. And it was big money. A million a piece from a few people, including a million from Trump. It was also genuinely surreal, sort of a mix of Jerry Lewis telethon and oligarch variety hour, a view from a different world of rich real estate magnates in the tri-state area who can help out with a check for $100,000 or $1,000,000 for a friend and a good cause. It was weird. All quality people.
* The basic decency and seriousness of John Kasich is a truly discordant note in this debate.