Quick Takes: Grab ‘Em By the Midterms

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

* Alex Seitz-Wald has written an important piece titled, “The anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ turns a year old — and grows up.”

The pink “pussy hat” is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports, and George Orwell’s “1984” has fallen back off the best-seller list.

But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests that exploded a year ago, which turned everything from T-shirts to yoga into a form of political “resistance,” has started to coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated political force ahead of November’s midterm elections.

“Last year we marched and we resisted and we organized, and now we’re going to bring that collective power to the polls,” said Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women’s March. “Moving into 2018, we need to look beyond just ‘resistance.'”

* Hundreds of thousands of people marched over the weekend in protest of the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration. As usual, the signs tell the story.

* Did you hear much about all of these marches in the news?

* Here’s on big down side to waiting another three weeks on DACA:

* Finally, here’s some truth.

Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60 .