Our deadline poetry captures the moment
When Trumplicans get their Covid relief money,
It won’t be sent by the old Easter bunny.
Nor the likes of Ted Cruz,
Or any who shares his views.
It was the Democrats, now ain’t that one funny!
tweet of the day:
“#Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker (think #Trump), it breeds contempt for law (think the #GOP); it invites every man to become a law unto himself (think #ProudBoys); it invites #Anarchy (think #Jan6).”
--Louis Brandeis #NHPolitics
Part one: Marcia Brown reporter at The Amercian Prospect
The One Union Biden Has Not Supported Trump. Trump decertified the immigration judges’ union. If Biden doesn’t reverse this decision, it could have big implications for federal employee unions. https://prospect.org/justice/one-union-biden-has-not-supported-immigration-judges/
There is some congressional support for immigration judges' union.
Trump and Barr changed immigration rules, which had caused many problems for migrants. The root causes tor the increase in migrants at the border go beyond economic. Climate change will create climate refugees.
An Asylum Seeker’s Long Wait in MexicoMelvin was a victim of gang violence in Guatemala and kidnapping in Matamoros, Mexico. He still hasn’t received entry into the U.S. https://prospect.org/justice/asylum-seekers-long-wait-in-mexico/
The Final Day of the Matamoros Asylum CampThe Biden administration has prioritized clearing out this tent camp of migrants, some of whom have waited years to enter the U.S. https://prospect.org/justice/final-day-matamoros-asylum-camp-immigration-mexico/
Part Two: Professor David Cunningham Professor and Chair of Sociology, Washington University in St Louis Cunningham's research focuses on the causes and consequences of racial violence, with a primary emphasis on organized white supremacy, historically and today.
What the policing response to the KKK in the 1960s can teach about dismantling white supremacist groups today
We discuss with Prof. Cunningham the history of how the KKK has been treated by the FBI and other federal agencies. The ultimate goal should be to eliminate the capability of the KKK to cause chaos and harm. There are plenty of laws to allow this to happen. The emphasis has to be on enforcing existing laws.