Newspeak is here

APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters “Tender age?” What does that mean? They’re ripe and succulent? Decades after the nation’s child welfare system ended the use of orphanages over concerns about the lasting trauma to children, the administration is standing up new institutions to hold Central American toddlers that the government separated from …

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Trump’s policy repercussions

From the mouths of (literal) babes: Little children crying and wailing for their parents, who’ve been detained by the Trump Administration in a bold-faced attempt to keep other citizens of Central American countries from coming to this country. I have never been more ashamed of my country than I am today. This policy is wicked.

Incoming missile? Eek!

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, we found an inadvertent warning of an incoming ballistic missile on our cellphones this morning at 8:07 AM. It took 38 minutes for an acknowledgment that it was pushed in error to our phones. For many people it was a very scary 40 minutes. People huddled in their …

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Now what for Dreamers?

Remember that 800,000 people voluntarily gave their personal information to the government with the assurance that it was confidential and would not be disclosed to other agencies: Applicants gave that information with the assurance that it would not be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Enforcement, the agencies that otherwise would …

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Braggadocio hurts

The successful operation of our government assumes a minimally competent Chief Executive that we now lack. So concludes a long analysis of why the news that President Trump revealed classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and his colleague the Ambassador is critical. The most startling aspect of this (or perhaps not, given Trump’s prior …

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Trump and Mulvaney, Idiocracy LLC

A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority—without safety there can be no prosperity: https://t.co/9lxx1iQo7m — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2017 I’ll be very pleased to know our borders are secure as I die of starvation because you cut funding for Meals On Wheels. Or maybe I’ll die of …

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Let the pogroms begin

If this new Homeland Security agency called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement were properly staffed it would be a part-time job, given that according to a 2015 Cato Institute study the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make America …

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The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like

Oust millions of people from the economy and just watch the G.D.P. drop. Source: The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like – The New York Times I differ slightly with the Times’s headline. I don’t think Trump knows the facts, and I don’t think he’s interested in hearing them. I think he’s fixated on being …

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