Fiddling while the planet burns

Updates

  1. Originally published, March 3, 5:01 pm.
  2. March 4, 8:28 pm:
    • Aaron Blake thinks Rand Paul’s rebuke of Donald Trump’s border wall state of non-emergency might matter.[1] (Unauthorized migration)
  3. March 5, 12:00 noon:
  4. March 6, 2019, 8:33 pm:
    • A second federal judge has struck down the citizenship question proposed for the 2020 U.S. Census.[2] (Unauthorized migration)

Once again, even as I continue to add stories to my archive, there is little that focuses my mind. Almost nothing here is surprising.


Stephon Clark

Anita Chabria, “Sacramento police officers who shot Stephon Clark will not face criminal charges,” Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2019, https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-stephon-clark-sacramento-shooting-20190302-story.html

Madeline Holcombe, “DA painted picture of Stephon Clark as ‘troubled.’ His fiancée gave a tearful rebuke,” CNN, March 3, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/03/us/sacramento-police-shooting-stephon-clark-investigation-sunday/index.html


California High Speed Rail

Ralph Vartabedian, “Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion,” Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2019, https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-plan-challenges-20190303-story.html


Russian River flooding

Mary Callahan, “Another major flood along Russian River raises question of what’s to be done,” Santa Rosa Press Democrat, March 3, 2019, https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9339847-181/another-major-flood-along-russian


Pacific Gas and Electric

Katherine Blunt and Russell Gold, “PG&E Delayed Safety Work on Power Line That Is Prime Suspect in California Wildfire,” Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2019, https://www.wsj.com/articles/pg-e-delayed-safety-work-on-power-line-that-is-prime-suspect-in-california-wildfire-11551292977


Donald Trump

Isaac Chotiner, “A Legal Editor on What We Learned from Michael Cohen’s Congressional Testimony,” New Yorker, February 27, 2019, https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/a-legal-editor-on-what-we-learned-from-michael-cohens-congressional-testimony


Brexit

William James, Kylie MacLellan, and Elizabeth Piper, “May’s Brexit deal, no-deal or delay? British PM offers lawmakers a choice,” Reuters, February 26, 2019, https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1QF0LZ

Steven Swinford et al., “More than 100 Tory MPs revolt over Brexit Article 50 as Eurosceptics accuse Theresa May of ‘buckling,’” Telegraph, February 27, 2019, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/27/brexit-latest-newstheresa-may-tells-parliament-do-duty-support/


Unauthorized migration

Aaron Blake, “Rand Paul’s big rebuke of Trump’s ‘national emergency,’ and why it could actually matter,” Washington Post, March 4, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/04/rand-pauls-big-rebuke-trumps-national-emergency-why-it-could-actually-matter/

Maddy Ashmun, “California scores win against Trump’s citizenship census question,” Sacramento Bee, March 6, 2019, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article227206259.html


  1. [1]Aaron Blake, “Rand Paul’s big rebuke of Trump’s ‘national emergency,’ and why it could actually matter,” Washington Post, March 4, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/04/rand-pauls-big-rebuke-trumps-national-emergency-why-it-could-actually-matter/
  2. [2]Maddy Ashmun, “California scores win against Trump’s citizenship census question,” Sacramento Bee, March 6, 2019, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article227206259.html

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