Today’s comic by Matt Bors is How the wall gets built:
A timeless reminder:
— Speaker Nancy's Anger Translator (@CocoaSwann) August 17, 2017
Joshua Tree National Park will be temporarily closed as of Thursday morning because of damage caused by visitors during the partial government shutdown. Park officials said few rangers are on hand to prevent off-road driving, which causes destruction of the park's namesake trees.
Programming note: Daily Kos will not be liveblogging Donald Trump’s primetime wall rant at 9 PM ET. We will cover his remarks after a proper fact-check and eye roll.
Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is 'Unlikable':
How, uh, diplomatic:
The Trump administration downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s delegation to the United States last year without making a formal announcement or informing the bloc about the change, a European official said on Tuesday.
Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Russian News of the Times: Trump's loyalty to Russia under investigation:
Harvard University has tapped Andrew Gillum — a breakout Democratic star, despite losing his bid for Florida governor — for a spring fellowship.
British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is celebrating after becoming the first woman to win the gruelling 268-mile Montane Spine Race along the Pennine Way. What made the performance even more extraordinary was...