Avery Anapol, “Judge does not give Trump admin more time to reunite all separated families,” Hill, July 7, 2018, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/395916-judge-will-not-give-trump-admin-more-time-to-reunite-all-separated
Victoria Kim, “Judge rejects Trump administration’s effort to change rules for detaining immigrant children,” Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2018, http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-flores-ruling-20180709-story.html
Taryn Luna, “Federal judge rejects Trump lawsuit against California’s sanctuary state law,” Sacramento Bee, July 9, 2018, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article214595375.html
William Booth and Karla Adam, “Boris Johnson and ‘Brexit minister’ resign, leaving Theresa May’s government in disarray,” Washington Post, July 9, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/theresa-mays-government-in-disarray-after-shock-resignation-by-brexit-minister/2018/07/09/b86533da-8357-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html
Heather Stewart, “Brexit secretary David Davis resigns plunging government into crisis,” Guardian, July 9, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/08/david-davis-resigns-as-brexit-secretary-reports-say
What makes this all so galling, and perhaps not only to Michigan graduates like me, is that Trump has presided over a comprehensive assault on intellectual standards in public life. Trump is a stupid man surrounded by other stupid people, who appeals to the dumbest instincts in the polity with a vocabulary of relentless idiocy. His administration systematically disregards science and expertise; its officials statements frequently contain misspellings; his entire persona is based on insulting the intelligence of the American public in the belief that even the crudest lies will go undetected by his infinitely credulous tribal fan base.
Jonathan Chait, “‘Populist’ Trump Turns Up Nose at Public University Graduates,” New York, July 9, 2018, http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/amp/2018/07/trumps-supreme-court-pick-cant-be-public-school-graduate.html
Jessica Donati and Andrew Jeong, “North Korean Nuclear Talks Are Thrown Off Balance as Accounts by U.S. and Pyongyang Clash,” Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/pompeo-cites-progress-inth-korea-nuclear-talks-1530967772
John Hudson and Carol Morello, “North Korea calls U.S. attitude toward talks ‘gangster-like’ and ‘cancerous,’ rejecting Pompeo’s assessment,” Washington Post, July 7, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/north-korean-negotiator-teases-and-flatters-as-pompeo-enters-second-day-of-talks/2018/07/07/d2a06324-8175-4589-bf08-def6e56aa962_story.html
John Hudson and Adam Taylor, “Pompeo pushes back against North Korea’s ‘gangster-like’ criticism,” Washington Post, July 8, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/pompeo-pushes-back-againstth-koreas-gangster-like-criticism/2018/07/08/a6261b3e-825e-11e8-9200-b4dee4fb4e28_story.html
The civil suit for the shooting of Andy Lopez has gotten much further than I ever would have thought.
David G. Savage, “Supreme Court clears the way for Sonoma County deputy to be tried in shooting of boy holding a pellet gun,” Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2018, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-police-pelletgun-20180625-story.html