By Lambert Strether of Corrente

Bird Song of the Day

Thrush Nightingale, Podlaskie, Poland. Two nightingales.

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Politics

Lambert here: One reader suggested changing these quotes; I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I need to think about it. I don’t want to be too doomy — we are not short of inventory in that department — but I don’t want to go all chipped and Pollyanna-esque, either.

“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51

“They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson

Capitol Seizure

Lambert here: I’m doing my best to sort this, but it’s not easy, because the journalists and politicians running what is a in fact a show have form: Not one, but two episodes of hysterical official

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