John Paul Stevens Was Right: Citizens United Opened the Door to Foreign Money in U.S. Elections

John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for 35 years until his retirement in 2010, died this Tuesday. Just before Stevens stepped down from the bench, he authored one of the most significant opinions of his career: the main dissent in the infamous case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. “Justice Stevens clearly saw what most … Continue reading “John Paul Stevens Was Right: Citizens United Opened the Door to Foreign Money in U.S. Elections”

Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., ventured across the Capitol complex on Tuesday afternoon to meet privately with House members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  Schumer’s attendance at a House meeting was unusual, and a handful of CPC members, including Reps. Jared Huffman and Barbara Lee of California, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, took the … Continue reading “Chuck Schumer, in Meeting With Progressive Caucus, Said He Was Surprised House Democrats Waved Through the Senate Border Bill”

A California Bill Could Transform the Lives of Gig Workers. Silicon Valley Wants Labor’s Help To Stop It.

A bill with potentially huge implications for the so-called gig economy is making its way through the California state legislature this summer, laying bare cleavages within the labor movement. Companies like Uber and Lyft are seeking a workaround to the legislation, which would classify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, opening the door … Continue reading “A California Bill Could Transform the Lives of Gig Workers. Silicon Valley Wants Labor’s Help To Stop It.”

The Warden Tried to Cover Up a Crisis at His Freezing Brooklyn Jail — Then He Got Promoted

It’s been five months since a crisis of freezing and inhumane conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, when a power failure brought darkness to a detention center already inundated by the January cold. The Bureau of Prisons and the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice both pledged … Continue reading “The Warden Tried to Cover Up a Crisis at His Freezing Brooklyn Jail — Then He Got Promoted”

Kellyanne Conway’s Irish Ancestors Were the Enemy When Donald Trump’s Dad Was Arrested at a Klan Riot in 1927

Kellyanne Conway’s strange, unsettling request — that a journalist who questioned the president’s call for his political enemies to be deported to their ancestral homelands should reveal his own ethnicity — was properly denounced as repulsive on Tuesday. But there was another element of the exchange, and of Conway’s attempt to cast Donald Trump’s fixation on … Continue reading “Kellyanne Conway’s Irish Ancestors Were the Enemy When Donald Trump’s Dad Was Arrested at a Klan Riot in 1927”

Maureen Dowd Asked Rahm Emanuel to Weigh In on an Immigration Debate. His Record Is Abysmal.

In 1999, Rahm Emanuel had just left the Clinton White House, taking a short break from public service to do a stint with a Chicago-based investment bank, Wasserstein Perella & Co. By the time he was elected to Congress in 2002, he had banked more than $16 million.  “Frequently, Emanuel turned big Democratic donors and … Continue reading “Maureen Dowd Asked Rahm Emanuel to Weigh In on an Immigration Debate. His Record Is Abysmal.”

“Do We Believe in Asylum? If We Do, We Need to Stop This Rule”: Trump Policy Upends Protections at U.S.-Mexico Border

This week, the Trump administration announced an unprecedented rule that would deny tens of thousands of asylum-seekers the chance to find refuge in the United States, imposing a bar to asylum for anybody who has passed through another country without applying for protection and being denied it there. The rule went into effect Tuesday, the day … Continue reading ““Do We Believe in Asylum? If We Do, We Need to Stop This Rule”: Trump Policy Upends Protections at U.S.-Mexico Border”

How Morgan Harper’s Ohio Primary Challenge Explains the House Democratic Meltdown

When members of the Congressional Black Caucus took aim last week at New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the organization that boosted her primary campaign, Justice Democrats, there was no mystery as to the motive: It’s about the primaries. Senior members of the CBC who have served in Congress for decades are suddenly facing challenges, … Continue reading “How Morgan Harper’s Ohio Primary Challenge Explains the House Democratic Meltdown”

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia’s Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad

Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. … Continue reading “How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia’s Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad”

Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who campaigned in 2017 as an unequivocal opponent of the death penalty, asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a legal filing Monday night to declare the state’s death penalty system unconstitutional. The death penalty as it stands “cannot survive the state Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments,” Krasner wrote in a … Continue reading “Reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner Argues Pennsylvania Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional”

Watch Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib Answer Donald Trump’s Racist Lies

Four Democratic Congresswomen the president of the United States has been telling racist lies about responded on Monday with a passionate defense of the nation’s highest ideals, voiced with the conviction and controlled fury their party’s leaders have been unable to summon in the face of Donald Trump’s white supremacist trolling. For 21 remarkable minutes … Continue reading “Watch Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib Answer Donald Trump’s Racist Lies”

Before Being Hacked, Border Surveillance Firm Lobbied to Downplay Security and Privacy Concerns About Its Technology

Few people had ever heard of Perceptics, a Tennessee-based subcontractor that sells license plate readers to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before last month, when news emerged that the company had been hacked and that sensitive data — including images of license plates and drivers — had been released on the dark web. The hack … Continue reading “Before Being Hacked, Border Surveillance Firm Lobbied to Downplay Security and Privacy Concerns About Its Technology”

Tiffany Cabán’s Volunteer Army Faces a New Challenge: The Recount

Angela Sherpa could hear fireworks on the Fourth of July, but she couldn’t see them. The 22-year-old activist from Queens spent her holiday with dozens of other volunteers inside a co-working space in Bushwick, sorting paperwork and looking up voter registration information. The night before, her chosen candidate in a contested primary for Queens district … Continue reading “Tiffany Cabán’s Volunteer Army Faces a New Challenge: The Recount”

How Some Florida Prosecutors Are Pushing Back Against GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

In January, an amendment to Florida’s constitution, passed through a ballot measure, came into force, restoring voting rights to more than a million people with felony convictions in their past. Since then, the Republican-led state government has pushed to erect obstacles to the re-enfranchisement of these Florida residents. Late last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed … Continue reading “How Some Florida Prosecutors Are Pushing Back Against GOP Voter Suppression Efforts”

Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy Exposes Migrants to Rape, Kidnapping, and Murder in Dangerous Border Cities

The big man with a little mustache sat slumped in his chair at an immigrant aid office in Ciudad Juárez. The Mexican city sits a block and a half from El Paso, Texas, across the shallow trickle of the Rio Grande. But proximity to the U.S. meant nothing in his case; the office might as … Continue reading “Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy Exposes Migrants to Rape, Kidnapping, and Murder in Dangerous Border Cities”

Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Condemn Israeli Occupation, as Young American Jews Urge Democrats to Press Israel

Young American Jews from the IfNotNow movement, who want to end their community’s support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, succeeded on Friday in getting two more Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, to denounce Israel’s military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians. Activists from the group have been trailing Democratic candidates … Continue reading “Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Condemn Israeli Occupation, as Young American Jews Urge Democrats to Press Israel”

Justice Department Agrees to Drop Charges in Sleazy Las Vegas Sting “Operation Bo-Tox”

The FBI spent more than two years chasing alleged money launderers in Las Vegas and Florida as part of “Operation Bo-Tox,” a code name referencing the toxin used in cosmetic procedures to reduce wrinkles. But the case finally collapsed this week, when the Justice Department moved to drop all charges against the lead defendant, Emile … Continue reading “Justice Department Agrees to Drop Charges in Sleazy Las Vegas Sting “Operation Bo-Tox””

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Will Support Repeal of Controversial Law Stripping Larry Krasner of Authority

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Friday said he would support a repeal of a controversial law that stripped Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner of the sole authority to prosecute certain firearms violations in his home county. Shapiro’s new stance on the bill, which was reported by The Intercept on Monday, came in response to … Continue reading “Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Will Support Repeal of Controversial Law Stripping Larry Krasner of Authority”

House Says Trump Can’t Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves

Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump’s ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending … Continue reading “House Says Trump Can’t Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves”

Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group

When news broke that thousands of current and former Border Patrol agents were members of a secret Facebook group filled with racist, vulgar, and sexist content, Carla Provost, chief of the agency, was quick to respond. “These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see — and expect — from … Continue reading “Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group”

Middle East Dictators Buy Spy Tech From Company Linked to IBM and Google

It is the size of a small suitcase and can be placed discreetly in the back of a car. When the device is powered up, it begins secretly monitoring hundreds of cellphones in the vicinity, recording people’s private conversations and vacuuming up their text messages. The device is one of several spy tools manufactured by … Continue reading “Middle East Dictators Buy Spy Tech From Company Linked to IBM and Google”

Amy McGrath Is Challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She’s Everything Wrong With the Democratic Party.

Amy McGrath is everything wrong with the Democratic Party. She launched her high-profile campaign Tuesday with a multimillion-dollar burst of fundraising, with Democrats across the country eager to see her upend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Wednesday, she was apologizing for a bizarre flip-flop-flip on a question — Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness for the Supreme … Continue reading “Amy McGrath Is Challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She’s Everything Wrong With the Democratic Party.”

Acosta Says Epstein Deal Was in a “Different World” — But His Labor Department Still Makes Trafficking Victims Suffer

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta holds a press conference at the U.S. Department of Labor on July 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images “We live in a very different world,” said Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday, when asked whether he would make the same agreement with accused child sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein … Continue reading “Acosta Says Epstein Deal Was in a “Different World” — But His Labor Department Still Makes Trafficking Victims Suffer”

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

An American organization founded by tech giants Google and IBM is working with a company that is helping China’s authoritarian government conduct mass surveillance against its citizens, The Intercept can reveal. The OpenPower Foundation — a nonprofit led by Google and IBM executives with the aim of trying to “drive innovation” — has set up … Continue reading “How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State”

House Democrats Are Panicked About Primaries, but New York Shows How Potent They Can Be

A specter is haunting the House of Representatives: the specter of primaries. All the powers of the status quo have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter. Blacklists have been drawn up; arms have been locked. The ferocity with which House Democratic incumbents have rallied around each other reached absurd new dimensions this … Continue reading “House Democrats Are Panicked About Primaries, but New York Shows How Potent They Can Be”

Republicans Scold Elizabeth Warren for Echoing Ariel Sharon on Israeli Occupation

Right-wing Israelis, and their supporters in the United States, have spent the last 48 hours venting their fury at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, since the Massachusetts Democrat told a young Jewish activist that she would press Israel to end its military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in territories it seized by force in 1967. To … Continue reading “Republicans Scold Elizabeth Warren for Echoing Ariel Sharon on Israeli Occupation”

As Border Crisis Deepens, Nancy Pelosi Asks for Prayer to Heal Democratic Rifts

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her criticism of the progressives in her party at a private House Democratic caucus meeting on Wednesday, winning a rousing round of applause for her claim that party infighting was putting the House majority at risk by jeopardizing seats flipped from red to blue in 2018. Pelosi particularly zeroed in on staff … Continue reading “As Border Crisis Deepens, Nancy Pelosi Asks for Prayer to Heal Democratic Rifts”

The Problem at Fox News Is Not Just Tucker Carlson — It’s the Murdoch Family Who Owns and Controls the Network

Photo illustration: Elise Swain/The Intercept; Photos: AP (2) Yes, let’s get furious once again at Tucker Carlson, who has broadcast another segment of racist bilge at Fox News. But let’s not stop there. In a widely circulated clip that’s getting justifiably walloped by journalists who are not admirers of white nationalism, Carlson describes Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was born … Continue reading “The Problem at Fox News Is Not Just Tucker Carlson — It’s the Murdoch Family Who Owns and Controls the Network”

New Jersey Political Boss Warns “Certain Elements of the Working Class” Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants

One of New Jersey’s top political bosses said he has urged Democratic leaders to get tougher on immigration, arguing in a 2017 interview that “the Democratic Party has not been attractive to certain elements of the working class of our country” because it is too soft on the issue. The comments by George Norcross, an … Continue reading “New Jersey Political Boss Warns “Certain Elements of the Working Class” Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants”

From the Mediterranean to Mexico, Capt. Pia Klemp Believes Rescuing Refugees Is Worth Facing Prison Time

In the early morning hours of November 6, 2017, the Sea-Watch 3, a stocky search-and-rescue ship with an azure hull and yellow masts, was patrolling the Libyan coast. At 6:31 a.m. a call came in: A much smaller and much less seaworthy craft, a rubber, inflatable pontoon boat carrying between 130 and 150 migrants attempting the … Continue reading “From the Mediterranean to Mexico, Capt. Pia Klemp Believes Rescuing Refugees Is Worth Facing Prison Time”

Pentagon Document Shows U.S. Knew of “Credible” Reports of Civilian Casualties After Its Attacks in Somalia

On April 1, 2018, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike near El Buur, a town in central Somalia. A press release issued by U.S. Africa Command a day later announced that the attack killed five “terrorists” and destroyed one vehicle. In reality, these “terrorists” included a civilian woman and a child. AFRICOM, however, told … Continue reading “Pentagon Document Shows U.S. Knew of “Credible” Reports of Civilian Casualties After Its Attacks in Somalia”

Protesters Collect Secret Cash to Oppose Fur Ban Proposed in California, Documents Reveal

The fur industry is relying on a small phalanx of vocal supporters who have rallied across the country to prevent a ban on fur products, often inflaming the debate with accusations of hypocrisy and racism. Many of the impassioned defenders of fur hats and mink coats, however, have received undisclosed financial support for their activism. … Continue reading “Protesters Collect Secret Cash to Oppose Fur Ban Proposed in California, Documents Reveal”

Jeffrey Epstein Shipped Himself a 53-Pound Shredder and a Carpet and Tile Extractor, Maritime Records Show

Jeffrey Epstein shipped a shredder from the U.S. Virgin Islands to his Palm Beach home in July 2008, shortly after reaching a non-prosecution agreement with then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, maritime records show. Then, in March of this year, shortly after a Florida federal judge invalidated that agreement, Epstein shipped a tile and carpet extractor from … Continue reading “Jeffrey Epstein Shipped Himself a 53-Pound Shredder and a Carpet and Tile Extractor, Maritime Records Show”

At Sergio Moro’s Suggestion, Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Plotted to Leak Secret Evidence Aimed at Helping Venezuela’s Opposition

Brazilian prosecutors plotted to leak confidential information from the Car Wash corruption probe to Venezuelan opposition figures at the suggestion of Justice Minister Sergio Moro, then the presiding judge for the investigation. The private conversations revealing the plotting, which took place over the Telegram chat app beginning in August 2017, indicate that the prosecutors’ motivation … Continue reading “At Sergio Moro’s Suggestion, Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Plotted to Leak Secret Evidence Aimed at Helping Venezuela’s Opposition”

Hacked Border Surveillance Firm Wants To Profile Drivers, Passengers, and Their “Likely Trip Purpose” In New York City

Just months before millions of its internal documents were stolen and dumped on the internet, the Tennessee-based surveillance company Perceptics was preparing to pitch New York’s transit authority on how it could help enforce impending “congestion pricing” rules, according to leaked documents reviewed by The Intercept. The pitch, as outlined in the files, went well … Continue reading “Hacked Border Surveillance Firm Wants To Profile Drivers, Passengers, and Their “Likely Trip Purpose” In New York City”

Trump Takes the Bait, Lashing Out at UK Ambassador Whose Private Notes Were Leaked

Donald Trump’s tweet, lashing out at Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, for writing private assessments of the American president’s shortcomings, arrived on Monday with all the inevitability of a cuckoo popping out of a clock to announce the progress of time. In fact, the president’s angry denunciation of the previously obscure diplomat … Continue reading “Trump Takes the Bait, Lashing Out at UK Ambassador Whose Private Notes Were Leaked”

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Move to Strip Reformist Prosecutor Larry Krasner of Authority

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have quietly muscled power away from reformist District Attorney Larry Krasner, passing new legislation giving authority to the state’s attorney general to prosecute certain firearms violations in Philadelphia — and nowhere else in the state. The provision will expire in two years, or just after Krasner’s first term ends. Krasner, one of … Continue reading “Pennsylvania Lawmakers Move to Strip Reformist Prosecutor Larry Krasner of Authority”

Socialists on Chicago City Council Fight for Affordable Housing, Immigrant Rights

In an interview with CNN that aired Friday morning, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed progressive Democrats and their “way left” policies, suggesting that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, isn’t representative of the Democratic Party’s base or its path to victory in 2020. Meanwhile, in Chicago, where thousands of … Continue reading “Socialists on Chicago City Council Fight for Affordable Housing, Immigrant Rights”

Veterans Affairs Police Are Supposed to “Protect Those Who Served.” They Have a Shocking Record of Brutality and Impunity.

Derrick Hathaway served multiple tours in Kosovo, contributing to a NATO peacekeeping mission aimed at preventing ethnic cleansing. While Hathaway envisioned his Marine mission as a humanitarian one, he soon became ashamed of his work. In the course of mapping safe routes for NATO forces, Hathaway’s platoon would perform no-knock home raids to search for weapons … Continue reading “Veterans Affairs Police Are Supposed to “Protect Those Who Served.” They Have a Shocking Record of Brutality and Impunity.”

Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it’s With Her Own Party’s Future

They call themselves the “Squad.” From climate change to student debt to migrants in detention, progressive House Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have been energetic and outspoken since getting elected last November — and, as a result, have become inured to constant attacks from congressional Republicans and, of course, Fox News. … Continue reading “Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it’s With Her Own Party’s Future”

FBI’s Leniency Toward Border Vigilante Contrasts With Harsh Treatment of “Black Identity Extremist”

In the video, self-appointed border guards have rounded up hundreds of migrants and forced them to sit near an active train track in New Mexico. Armed with rifles, the militia members point bright flashlights into the immigrants’ faces as the exhausted and disheveled adults and children turn their eyes downward to avoid the glare. “Lots and … Continue reading “FBI’s Leniency Toward Border Vigilante Contrasts With Harsh Treatment of “Black Identity Extremist””

With Record Numbers of Displaced People, Deterrence Policies to Stop Their Movement Are Mass Murder

Activists hold photos of migrant children who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on June 27, 2019, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images In September 2015, images circulated of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi’s tiny body washed up on a Turkish beach; that week, donations to refugee aid charities soared. The Syrian toddler’s death, which … Continue reading “With Record Numbers of Displaced People, Deterrence Policies to Stop Their Movement Are Mass Murder”

On the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon, Brazil’s Forest Communities Fight Against Climate Catastrophe

The river basin at the center of Latin America called the Amazon is roughly the size of Australia. Created at the beginning of the world by a smashing of tectonic plates, it was the cradle of inland seas and continental lakes. For the last several million years, it has been blanketed by a teeming tropical … Continue reading “On the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon, Brazil’s Forest Communities Fight Against Climate Catastrophe”

Scandal for Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro Grows as the Intercept Partners With Brazil’s Largest Magazine For New Exposé

On June 9, the Intercept began reporting a series of exposés about unethical and corrupt behavior by then-judge Sergio Moro, now the powerful Justice Minister for President Jair Bolsonaro, based on a massive archive of secret documents provided to us by an anonymous source. As the Guardian reported on Wednesday regarding retaliatory investigations launched by Moro’s … Continue reading “Scandal for Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro Grows as the Intercept Partners With Brazil’s Largest Magazine For New Exposé”

Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them.

The scrubbing began quickly. At 10:55 a.m., ProPublica published a story reporting the existence of a secret, invitation-only Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents that featured vulgar, violent, and misogynistic content directed at migrants and lawmakers. A little over two hours later, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, chair of the House Committee on Homeland … Continue reading “Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them.”

The PowerPoint That Got a Climate Scientist Disinvited From a Shell Conference

The first three slides of climate scientist Peter Kalmus’s plenary speech to Shell’s Powering Progress Together conference were intended to gauge audience reactions. First, he would have asked attendees if they are “concerned about climate breakdown.” Then, to raise their hands if they are “EXTREMELY CONCERNED” about it. In the third slide, Kalmus would have … Continue reading “The PowerPoint That Got a Climate Scientist Disinvited From a Shell Conference”

St. Louis Prosecutor Wesley Bell Launches Independent Unit to Hold Police Accountable

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, who was elected last year on a radical reform platform, has taken a huge new step in that direction, establishing a unit to tackle wrongful conditions and abuse by the police. The Conviction and Incident Review Unit, whose staff will report directly to Bell, will review past convictions … Continue reading “St. Louis Prosecutor Wesley Bell Launches Independent Unit to Hold Police Accountable”

The World’s Leaders Are Terrible. Let’s Declare Our Independence From All of Them.

An old billboard that displayed a U.S. flag stands on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border on April 3, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for the Sane People of this Planet to dissolve the political bands that have connected them with their Leaders, and … Continue reading “The World’s Leaders Are Terrible. Let’s Declare Our Independence From All of Them.”

Justice Department Says 2020 Census Fight Might Not Be Over, Following President’s Tweet

Just one day after the Trump administration admitted defeat in its legal fight to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 United States census, a federal judge ordered Justice Department lawyers to explain why President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the government was “absolutely moving forward” with those plans. The president’s defiant … Continue reading “Justice Department Says 2020 Census Fight Might Not Be Over, Following President’s Tweet”

As Trump Announces Mass Immigration Raid, Documents Show How ICE Uses Arrest Quotas

As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at the behest of President Donald Trump, plans mass raids following the July Fourth holiday, newly released documents shed light on the tactics the agency employs during such operations. The documents, released Wednesday by the immigrant rights groups Mijente, Just Futures Law, and Detention Watch Network, show that ICE … Continue reading “As Trump Announces Mass Immigration Raid, Documents Show How ICE Uses Arrest Quotas”