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It’s hard to find new words to describe the morally putrescent cancer of the Trump administration on the United States and especially how it treats immigrants. This is just disgusting. Immigration officials have set up de facto blockades at government-sanctioned ports of entry, where asylum-seekers attempting to enter the country the “right” way have been […]
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Liberation/Immigration

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On July 4, 2018
There’s plenty to unpack in Trump’s likening of ICE raids to “liberating towns” with military force. Certainly, it aligns with other moments of exclusion and militarization. Me, I’m reminded of the experiences of a couple of suburban French cities in the 1960s—probably because I wrote my first academic journal article about how one of them […]
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Great ProPublica piece on the very fine racists of the past who created the law criminalizing unlawful entry by immigrants that Trump and his thugs are weaponizing today. Two men spearheaded the effort that would lead Congress to criminalize unlawful entry into the United States. They were motivated by eugenics and white supremacy. The first […]
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In the big realm of Beltway hacks, Benjy Sarlin is far from the worse. He’s generally a fine reporter, in my experience. But I wanted to note how Murc’s Law that only Democrats have agency in politics works. In the last few days, left-wing politicians have begun taking up the #AbolishICE theme, including Cynthia Nixon. […]

Apropos of Everything

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On June 18, 2018

Because it’s a day for joyous celebration of the essential goodness of humanity, you should read this (surprisingly) good review essay by Cass Sunstein over at the New York Review of Books. All

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