As I guy who spends all day surfing an insane news wave, I have my defense mechanisms. One is to never watch hearings in real time. I made the mistake of breaking that rule for the William Barr hearings. Nausea ensued. WaPo: Five takeaways from Attorney General Barr’s contentious congressional hearing.

+ “Trump is contemptuous of post-Watergate norms and of congressional and judicial oversight. Trump has enabled Barr to pursue his decades-long goal of increasing the power of the presidency. And Barr has enabled Trump to stonewall congressional investigations to an extent not seen since Nixon. It’s an ideologue meets grifter.” Vox: How Bill Barr made Trumpism possible. (These days, it feels more like Barrism.)