I'm working on a Twitter addiction that should keep me busy when not watching the Twins on television. It's not all a wasteland. There are a lot of smart tweeters, and earlier today I watched, only because I follow Joyce Carol Oates, this video of E. L. Doctorow lecturing on Moby Dick. It is indeed true that the appearance of the title "character" is preceded by one hell of a prologue.
I also follow a couple of law professors, Laurence Tribe and Richard Painter. If you haven't heard of the former, then it's unlikely you've heard of the latter, who is the "S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law" at the University of Minnesota Law School. I wouldn't be his Twitter follower if he was tweeting about a good state in which to form a limited liability company (or whatever it is that corporate lawyers know about). Painter worked in the administration of George W. Bush, office of the White House Counsel, where he was Bush's chief ethics lawyer. Maybe there's a joke in there about how only a Republican would seek advice on ethics from a corporate lawyer, but Painter has shown he has principles by keeping up a steady flow of zippy tweets aimed at the very large target provided by The Current Occupant & His Gang. When I say "zippy" I mean that they are adorned by clever additives such as referring to the Trump lodging interest nearest the Oval Office as The Hotel Emolumental. And he doesn't limit himself to our stumblebum president. On the Senate health-care bill:
How many people will lose insurance? How many health co. execs will make so much $ they can run for Congress?
On campaign finance reform:
In the 1700s you could buy a seat in the House of Commons. The founders of the USA had a different idea? Not according to SCOTUS.
After Johnny Depp set off a mini-controversy by putting "assassination" in the same sentence as "Trump":
The 1st Amendment keeps people who joke about violence out of jail. The 25th Amendment keeps them out of the Situation Room.
[Comment: only in theory.]
On the occasion of Sarah Palin filing a lawsuit seeking $75,000 in damages after The New York Times "slandered" her in an editorial arguing that her campaign ad featuring a gun with Democrats in the crosshairs had incited violence:
3 defenses. Public figure must show reckless disregard for truth. Truth. Plaintiff's reputation not worth $75k.