Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: border wall

Dems cave on the border

Why were Dems in the Senate and Dem centrists in the House so willing to accommodate Trump on an issue that is exploding into public consciousness?

How to make a difficult situation awful

Or why Donald Trump’s Great Wall Is Viagra for him, but a border disaster.

Just how bad is Trump’s new proposed budget?

"The Trump budget is breathtaking in its degree of cruelty and filled with broken promises."

Bread, circuses, and duct tape

There is, of course, no emergency, despite the rape fantasy that the president has regularly tried to pass off as public policy.

A swiftian modest proposal for the president

Or how to solve the border and China problems in one swell foop.

NationofChange joins thousands in fake national emergency response rally

NationofChange joined 50,000 other activists to show that people in this country would show up on a moments notice and say "No," when their government overreached.

Trump’s national emergency creates another border crisis – for families, wildlife, protected...

The president’s “unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security or our military and our nation.”

Public Citizen: Trump’s national emergency declaration paves way for sweeping authoritarianism

The bill includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion requested by President Trump.

The psychology of the wall

Wall are cropping up all over the world. But as with guns, the sense of safety and security that comes from a wall is almost entirely illusory.

Court allows Trump to bulldoze environmental laws for border wall

"Congress has ceded its authority to Trump, who has swept aside fundamental public safety and environmental laws to build walls that won't work."

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Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

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A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...