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Zolan Kanno-Youngs has an important piece in the Washington Post about the legal authority for the Trump administration’s deployment of little green men* in Portland. After President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to send personnel to protect monuments, statues and federal property during continuing protests against racism and police brutality, the Department […]
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Budapest Dreams

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On March 30, 2020
So the Hungarian parliament just gave dictatorial power to everyone’s favorite example of democratic backsliding, Victor Orbán. Hungary’s parliament handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely, effectively putting the European Union democracy under his sole command for as long as he sees fit. While governments around the world assume emergency powers to […]
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Hiroko Tabuchi and Coral Davenport in the New York Times: The Justice Department has opened an antitrust inquiry into the four major automakers that struck a deal with California this year to reduce automobile emissions, according to people familiar with the matter, escalating a standoff over one of the president’s most significant rollbacks of climate regulations. In […]
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Yesterday, Tucker Carlson, in the process of attacking opponents of Brett “Yalie MacYaleface” Kavanaugh, had this to say: You can see in the protests by the way, these are not the children of the working class. These are not people who took time off from HVAC school to go protest or block traffic. These are […]
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