Two bits of good news this morning!  First, the feds have decided to leave Portland.  Yay, but let’s see if it actually happens. If there’s one thing that’s truly universal among the political class, it’s lying.  If they do leave, they sure as hell won’t be missed.

Second, Jo Jorgensen is polling at 5%!  It’s not a lot, but for a Libertarian in July it’s phenomenal, and represents a real, if outside shot of victory.  I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Neil Gaiman: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be _beaten_.”

And in American life there is no dragon more rapacious or violent than the duopoly.