Hello, everyone. It’s good to be back. When I was here last, the horrible week of the election, the round-ups were, admittedly, awfully bleak, with no reason to be upbeat, but I did stress, in the last round-up that week, that there must be “firm opposition and resistance” so as not to “allow this fascism to take hold.”

So how’s it going, dear Americans? Because it looks to me, and no doubt to many around the world, that nihilistic kleptocracy is very much on the way.

The Mahablog : A civil service exodus before Trump takes over.

Occasional Planet : A message to freaked-out white liberals.

Zandar Versus the Stupid : A victory for the bloody cult of Trump.

The Moderate Voice : A Trumpian disaster for the environment.

Round-up by Michael J.W. Stickings of The Reaction . (Twitter: @mjwstickings .) I’ll be here all week.

Send requests and suggestions to mbru@crooksandliars.com (with “For MBRU” in the subject line).

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