How American Politics Went Insane
The people, he said, “want change, and they keep putting outsiders in to bring about the change. Then the change doesn’t come … because we’re putting people in that don’t understand compromise.” Disruption in politics and dysfunction in government reinforce each other. Chaos becomes the new normal.
Not surprised to see John Kelly ALSO has an issue with people of color immigrating to the USA.
Kelly — who had already been briefed on the deal — talked to Trump to tell him that the proposal would probably not be good for his agenda, White House officials said. Kelly, a former secretary of homeland security, has taken an increasingly aggressive and influential role in the immigration negotiations,
The CBC is the congressional black caucus
Trump was curt and dismissive, saying he was not making immigration policy to cater to the CBC and did not particularly care about that bloc’s demands
estimate occur in jails nationwide would amount to an additional 40 percent of head injuries if included in data collected by U.S. public health systems, said Venters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2.1 million individuals suffer TBIs annually.
More accurate numbers could be found with better record-keeping in jails, Venters said, but no one seems eager to quantify the scale. There is a death of data on the methods cities use to record injuries in jails or whether steps are being taken to implement electronic health records. “Jails and prisons don’t really want to know rates of injuries,” said Venters. The federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) office of public affairs said the bureau does not monitor these injuries “due to the fact the cause of inmate head injuries in the BOP may vary.”
need the arts as a protective factor against authoritarianism.
With Friday’s tweet, Trump appears to be doing far more than launching a campaign. He appears to be holding hundreds of thousands of immigrants hostage to pressure Congress into enacting an agenda favored by white nationalists.
Richard Spencer, the white supremacist icon who popularized the term “alt-right,” said that the RAISE Act “sounds awesome.”
34 percent of senior officials in the White House have quit, been fired, or been reassigned during Trump’s first year in office
For believers in a religion whose Scriptures teach compassion, we’re a breathtakingly cruel bunch.
With welfare reform in 1996, poor single parents with children now have a lifetime limit of five years of assistance and mandatory work requirements. Some states require fingerprinting or drug testing of applicants, which effectively criminalizes them without cause.
In 1981, the top 1 percent of adults earned on average 27 times more than the bottom 50 percent of adults. Today the top 1 percent earn 81 times more than the bottom 50 percent.
the U.S. … now has the lowest rate of social mobility of any of the rich countries.”
We found, as he has in a larger population, that racial resentment is the biggest predictor of white vulnerability among white millennials.
economic anxiety isn’t driving racial resentment; rather, racial resentment is driving economic anxiety.
So yeah, I don’t think I realized the #FirstOrder Isn’t actually just the Empire
shoot her, too. “I'm not going to,” he said. “I'm going to leave you here to tell the story.”
in an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Meek's girlfriend recalled that Dylann had a preference for black strippers.
Benn Roof never showed up at his son's trial. (Contacted later, Benn Roof declined to participate in this story further, describing it as “fake news.”)
Trump promises an easy peace in the Middle East but winds up setting off a new wave of violence. He promises a tax cut for the middle class and winds up with a giveaway to corporations and millionaires. He promises to improve upon Obamacare but ravages the program with no replacement.