A 2.6 Washington Post story says President Trump wants to stage a big, aggressive, Kim Jong-il– or Mussolini-like military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump was inspired by witnessing France’s military parade on Bastille Day, but the primary association is with authoritarian regimes looking to strut and sabre-rattle. A just-posted Slate piece says that “impromptu displays of military might are a sign of deep national weakness and insecurity.”

Tom Steyer‘s latest Trump impeachment ad was published on YouTube on 1.29, and began airing on cable a week ago.