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Unindicted co-conspirators in the news


News Headline:
“Top Democrat: Multiple Trump associates ‘will probably go to jail.’ ”
No. We should wait for due process.
But maybe a few perp walks to tide us over. . . .

From the QT news ticker


News Item:
“. . . roving gangs. . . .”
News Item: “. . . looting mobs. . . .”
News Item: “. . . groups of rioters. . . .”
It takes a village.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2017 GM was discovered today as it passed within 10,000 miles of Earth.
But who doesn’t like a good surprise?

Russian assets in the news


News Headline: “Trump adviser met with Russian spy.”
Note to editors:
It is not news when Trump advisers meet with Russian spies.
It is news when they don’t.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders if it is time for QT’s biannual reminder that a cohort is a group of persons, not a person.
Same goes for “cadre.”
Same goes for “troop.”
She wonders, also, if it is time for QT’s biennial reminder that a speeding car doesn’t careen through an intersection, but careers through it.
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

Modern education + the criminal mind =

Police in Bono, Ark., discovered a box of methamphetamine addressed for delivery to a local woman, called the woman, explained to her hat the package was at the police station and then waited for the woman to come pick it up, which she did, police said.

From Poor QT’s Almanack


Today’s Birthdays: Henry IV, 650; WrestleMania XXIII, 10.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Trump on his tweets: ‘I don’t regret anything.’ ”
News Headline: “68 percent of the universe may not actually exist.”
The lucky part.