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This seems sensible: Elizabeth Warren has an immigration plan. Here are the highlights: Decriminalizes unauthorized immigration and returns to the civil enforcement we had before George Bush began Operation Streamline. Eliminates abusive immigration enforcement and keeps law enforcement at arms length from CBP and ICE. Reduces and reforms immigrant detention. Reforms immigration courts. Raises the refugee cap to 125,000 and […]
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The Floodgates Open

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On July 11, 2019
More and more Epstein victims are coming forward: At least a dozen new victims have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein even as the multimillionaire money manager tries to convince a federal judge to allow him to await a sex trafficking trial from the comfort of the same $77 million […]
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Adam Cohen, author of a superb recent book about Buck v. Bell — a real nadir in the history of the Supreme Court — has a good column about Clarence Thomas’s misuse of the case to support his crank views on abortion rights: In making his argument, Thomas cited my book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, […]

Jim Bouton

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On July 10, 2019

Last month, the Mariners had a game-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Pilots I attended, which compelled me to re-read Ball Four for the first time in a while. I just finished la

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