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Entertainment

Stephen Colbert takes a few minutes to review the evisceration of our laws that allowed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to go free, after twice confessing to felony offenses (and selling out his office to a foreign power). Colbert notes that the two US Appeals Court judges who sprang the retired general were Republican operatives -- including a right-wing extremist appointed to the bench by Donald Trump last year.

But that's just the hors d'oeuvre because America is in mu9ch bigger trouble. Coronavirus is spiking across 26 states, including new daily highs of 5,000 cases plus in Florida and Texas. One of the biggest surges is in Arizona where, as Colbert put it, "another well-known disease vector" showed up on Wednesday. Trump flew there to deliver a speech to a crowd of 3,000 young nimrods, packed together with very few wearing masks.

"Do you feel the spirit?" asked Trump as the kids hooted. Oh yeah, it's in the air! And if you don't feel it now, you will soon enough.

Dark humor is all we have right now.


Comedian Sarah Cooper

If you don't know the comedian Sarah Cooper yet, consider her latest Trump TikTok impression. In 45 seconds, she perfectly captures the loopy, mentally lazy, and extremely dangerous president. She brings a bright, brief dose of levity to these midnight times.

Click and chortle. (And don't forget to follow @sarahcpr on Twitter!)