Inspired by WYGal’s Friday post at DK which featured the Helpers, today I am going to focus on the Explainers. Unlike WYGal’s theme, this won’t be an ongoing series, but I want to focus on the authors/writers/groups/publications which provide us with information and fresh perspectives, and contribute to one’s growth as an informed citizen and resister. Please feel free to add threads, posts, articles, or recommended follows which you’ve found to be useful Explainers.
When Adrian Jackson and Propane Jane team up, it’s Twitter gold.
— Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) September 23, 2017
Our very own Sis Dee on so many topics; right now focused on sounding the alarm on behalf of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
— Denise Oliver-Velez (@Deoliver47) September 25, 2017
Do you need information on the ACA or Republican sabotage efforts? Andy Slavitt, Charles Gaba, Louise Norris are Explainers par excellence. (Special h/t to Andy Slavitt for coining the term “Grassidy”)
NEW: There have been developments tonight in Grassidy.
They released new language. But apparently CBO only scoring old ones.
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) September 25, 2017
— ☪️ Charles Gaba ✡️ (@charles_gaba) September 25, 2017
— Louise Norris (@LouiseNorris) September 25, 2017
Looking for people willing to live-blog the Orange Shitgibbon? I recommend two (both with healthy doses of snark…):
Ok, kids, let’s get this Cavalcade of Snark a-rollin’ with a little Trump Alabama Rally pre-gaming.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) September 23, 2017
The host of the Trump-Strange rally says he’s not introducing Strange before the crowd chants “BUILD THAT WALL.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 23, 2017
Qasim Rashid. He tackles injustice, explains Islam, and delivers burn-inducing snark.
An interview about Islam here, and a tweet:
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) September 22, 2017
Walter Shaub. As the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, he understands the intersection of law and ethics better than most.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) September 25, 2017
And always and forever, She Who Explains Still.
— SiriusXMPolitics (@SXMPolitics) September 25, 2017