The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

It is simply impossible to skip Jimmy Kimmel's homebound interview with Samuel L. Jackson, who is — as Jimmy humbly notes — "the coolest guy anywhere." Even if we're posting it a day late.

For years, apparently, the late night host has been trying to horn in on the legendary actor's annual summer trip to Italy with Magic Johnson. And now, Jackson cruelly tells him that at last, "this was your year." With heavy emphasis on was.

Jackson's daily existence with his family at home turns out to be much like anybody else's except cooler – he's watching zombie flicks and grilling Kobe beef hot dogs (with kraut and onions). But he also offers a special treat: his dramatic reading of a new children's book with a pertinent lesson and a forthright title: Stay The F*ck At Home.

Sam is not just cool but righteous, of course. Click and enjoy.

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

WFormer President Trump, right, and former Attorney General William Barr

Reprinted with permission from Press Run

Stunning new abuse-of-power revelations remind us of the Trump administration's complete disregard for democratic principles. We now know that over a span of years it took extraordinary legal measures, including gag orders and secret tribunals, in pursuit of email records from reporters at CNN and the Washington Post. Team Trump also unleashed the courts on Democratic members of Congress and their families trying to obtain private phone records, as well as secretly targeting a key White House attorney, who possibly fell under suspicion for not being sufficiently loyal to Trump.

Keep reading... Show less