Rich, Reihan, Charlie, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss James Comey’s book, the Trump administration’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea, and Starbucks’s company-wide sensitivity training.

Editors’ picks:
• Reihan: Oklahoma’s Education Disaster
• Charlie: People Are Losing Their Minds Over Starbucks
• MBD: The Media Create a Schrödinger’s Presidency

Light items:
• Reihan: Jersey Shore
• Charlie: Golf Carts
• MBD: Sykes Cottages

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  1. OwnedByDogs Coolidge

    If Comey really wanted to follow the law and do the right thing, he would have indicted Hillary Clinton instead of making up some drivel about Hillary not meaning to do any harm and saying no prosecutor would take the case. I’m not a lawyer but I have had a security clearance and what Hillary did was clearly breaking the law. Lynch’s meeting on the tarmac was extraordinary and Comey’s presser was unseemly. Everyone only cared about keeping their jobs in what they saw as an inevitable Clinton administration. Comey surely isn’t fooling anyone that he has “A Higher Loyalty” to anything other than his strange self image and the dollars he will make.

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    • April 20, 2018, at 11:44 AM PDT
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  2. Al Sparks Thatcher

    I found it embarrassing to listen to the editors talk about the Starbucks incident. I was embarrassed for them.

    They were working under the assumption that the screwup was Starbucks’s manager, when actually there were plenty of extenuating circumstances in her case to show overwhelmingly that her action was not based on racial animus.

    Andrew Klavan and Matt Walsh bring out the circumstances including that the manager had previous altercations with loiterers.

    Perhaps they should have refrained from commenting until more facts came out.

    I am reminded that the Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson, a few months back had wanted to get his employee baristas (or whatever progressive job title he uses these days) to have conversations on race with customers. He was roundly mocked for that, and backed off. But he’s clearly obsessed with the issue.

    The type of racial sensitivity training he will be forcing his employees to take has been described as Maoist by Charles Cooke, who has also stated that the effectiveness of these trainings have been called into question by researchers. Johnson probably was looking for any excuse to impose it.

    But I’ll go even farther. Starbucks may have been set up. The two black non-customers may have gone in with the specific intent of getting arrested. That Starbucks location was apparently being quite strict about that particular company policy because of past loitering problems. That made it quite easy for those two non-customers to target that outlet.

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    • April 21, 2018, at 2:21 PM PDT
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  3. Quinnie Member

    I agree regarding the Starbuck’s discussion. It was embarrassing. I could have heard the same drivel on “The View”. I think Mr. Lowry is too in love with his TV appearances to cross any politically incorrect lines.

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    • April 22, 2018, at 10:40 AM PDT
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