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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White House advisor Stephen Miller is an idjit

Several examples: This is the weasel who appeared on Fox News Sunday today and said the following: The United States of America has a terrorism problem. We’ve had hundreds cases of foreign national entering our country from other countries and plotting, attempting, or even carrying out terrorist attacks. We’ve spent countless dollars a year, and …

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Hey, Heartland America

I trust you noticed that the Congress has now agreed to allow coal companies to dump their waste into your streams again. And I trust that you noticed that just today the guy you voted for rescinded part of a law which regulates banks, because, he said, “We expect to be cutting a lot out …

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Nasty mean-spirited neo-Nazi

Why was this Muslim ban put in place so quickly and with no exceptions for green card holders and people already en route or currently traveling abroad? If Vox’s reporting is to be believed, and I know of no reason not to, it’s primarily due to the views of senior political adviser Steve Bannon. …for …

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Bye bye, Olympics?

“That man in the White House” may have cost Los Angeles a chance to host the 2024 Olympics and the United States a chance to host the 2026 World Cup in soccer. How? By banning Muslims from entering the country. “But wait,” you say. “It’s only for ninety days and only for seven countries and …

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Muslim ban

If it weren’t so tragic for so many people this would be pathetically funny. Just read the details in this CNN tick-tock. Administration officials weren’t immediately sure which countries’ citizens would be barred from entering the United States. The Department of Homeland Security was left making a legal analysis on the order after Trump signed …

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Keep them Muslims OUT!

But Trump’s efforts to do so with today’s executive orders may be unconstitutional. If so, it may be due to a single sentence in the majority opinion Justice Alito wrote in the Hobby Lobby case. That was the one in which five justices said privately-held corporations didn’t have to comply with Federal rules they objected …

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Can Trump do all that immediately?

He made a bunch of promises to reverse the Obama Administration’s actions and things that happened during those eight years. How many of them can he fulfill? David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times answers that question: He can’t reverse Roe v. Wade immediately. It would take a court case getting up to the Supreme …

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Horrific numbers

How many people in the world are refugees, asylum seekers or internally-displaced within their own country? Think about that when you click the remote to change channels, get up for a glass of cold water from your refrigerator, or use your 20th-century plumbing and feel mildly aggrieved about something in your life.