ScaliseCrutches2-715A good-news story, on a day when we could all use some good news:

“The first thing that came to my mind. I prayed, God, please don’t let my daughter have to walk up the aisle alone.”

. . .

Scalise, who was playing second base, was hit in the hip. When police downed the shooter, colleague Rep. Brad Westrup of Ohio, a veteran of Iraq, rushed to his side. Westrup saw no exit wound and realized from combat that internal damage was severe.

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Tiny and Joey

Wow.

Long-form journalism isn’t dead.

Also, man is fallen and his capacity for evil never ceases to amaze.

OK, for those without the time or the inclination to read the whole story from beginning to end at its own pace, here’s as good a summary by excerpt as any:

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Dog Bites Islamist

April 15, 2017

Your good-news story of the day:

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Officials say a dog at a Nigerian wedding party grappled with a suicide bomber until her explosives detonated, killing the animal as well.

Buba Ahmed of Belbelo village, near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, says guests are grateful that the dog sacrificed itself to save their lives.

He says the teenage bomber was on the outskirts of a gathering where most villagers were attending a wedding ceremony when the dog pounced on her Sunday morning.

From Donald Trump’s big speech yesterday:

A Trump Administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration: we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people.

In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test. The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today.

In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law.

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Arch of Triumph

This is beautiful.  Daesh/ISIS thugs destroyed another priceless ancient monument; so London has erected a new one.

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Once and future Trump advisor (and Nixon trickster) Roger Stone, currently running a pro-Trump “super-PAC”, had already called for “Days of Rage” at the Republican convention in Cleveland this summer, a reference to riots and attempts to overwhelm police organized by the radical terrorist organization the Weathermen in Chicago in 1969.

Now Stone has specifically promised to facilitate the physical intimidation of (and physical retaliation against) Republican-convention delegates who don’t vote the way he’d like them to:

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Nate Silver at 538:  It was a good night for Cruz, a bad night for Drumpf.

Obligatory sanity-check post: I know that the details matter, and that we’re interested to see whether Trump can take a congressional district in Wisconsin despite his poor night statewide. But it bears repeating that he’s having a really bad night and Cruz is having a really good one.

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