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Spinelessness—is it problem, or a feature? (See the entire cartoon here) Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
It’s the Loneliest Number
It would only take one Senator to stand up to Trump, says James Fowler in the Atlantic. ‘With Republicans clinging to a precarious 50–49 majority, every individual GOP senator can serve as a check on Trump’s excesses whenever they choose to act.’ Put the Kavenaugh hearings on hold until the White House releases his records. Demand the president’s tax returns. Protect the special prosecutor’s investigation. Halt the unilateral destruction of NAFTA.
For awhile, I thought that my senator, Susan Collins of Maine, would be that senator. Like many of her fellow Republican lawmakers, she deplores, she decries, she laments. What she doesn't do is act.
New York Times: From Criminal Convictions to Ethical Lapses:The Range of Misconduct in Trump’s Orbit by Larry Buchanan and Karen Yourish
For extra credit: print these out, pin them to your wall, and connect them with red yarn.
Washington Post: U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question by Kevin Sieff
Under President Trump, passport denials and revocations are part of a "denaturalization" effort, questioning the citizenship of people who have lived, voted and worked in the United States for their entire lives. People Magazine talks to immigration lawyers advising U.S. citizens detained at the border. Esquire sees something more sinister here than a tough border policy at work.
Just for fun:
Bad Lip Reading: White House Press Briefing (3 min)
“Undocumented, Unafraid” is the rally cry for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth nationwide. After nearly 10 years of grassroots activism and mass mobilization, United We Dream Action is going directly to voters, hitting the campaign trail in 2018.
For more ways to take action check out the action plan put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), and Americans of Conscience; read the featured action suggested by Indivisible; or check out the online training platform of Resistance School and sign up to any of the more than 15 free courses they offer on organizing 101, team building, contacting voters, and building movements.
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