Donald Trump goes berzerk on migration

Even for an administration given to chaos, that seems to me to regard chaos as an operating principle, the present moment verges on the exceptional. This is a moment when, if I didn’t have such a low opinion of Donald Trump’s intelligence, I might ask what our attention is being diverted from.


Updates

  1. Originally published, April 9, 12:46 pm.
  2. April 9, 7:17 pm

Migration

Alexander Bolton, “GOP fears Trump return to family separations,” Hill, April 8, 2019, https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/437930-gop-fears-trump-return-to-family-separations

Brent Kendall and Louise Radnofsky, “Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico,” Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2019, https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-blocks-trump-administration-policy-of-returning-asylum-seekers-to-mexico-11554758038

Seung Min Kim, “Grassley warns White House not to oust any more top immigration officials,” Washington Post, April 8, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/grassley-warns-white-house-not-to-oust-any-more-top-immigration-officials/2019/04/08/0b896e26-5a55-11e9-b8e3-b03311fbbbfe_story.html

Brett Samuels, “Trump denies he’s planning to restart family separations at border,” Hill, April 9, 2019, https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/438050-trump-says-hes-not-planning-to-restart-family-separations-at-border

Jake Tapper, “Trump pushed to close El Paso border, told admin officials to resume family separations and agents not to admit migrants,” CNN, April 9, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/politics/trump-family-separation-el-paso-kirstjen-nielsen/index.html


Climate change

George Monbiot, “Rewild the World,” April 7, 2019, https://www.monbiot.com/2019/04/07/rewild-the-world/


Automation

Sarah Nassauer and Chip Cutter, “Walmart Is Rolling Out the Robots,” Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2019, https://www.wsj.com/articles/walmart-is-rolling-out-the-robots-11554782460


Donald Trump

Damian Paletta, “Mnuchin reveals White House lawyers consulted Treasury on Trump tax returns, despite law meant to limit political involvement,” Washington Post, April 9, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-treasury-lawyers-discussed-trumps-tax-returns-before-democrats-request-mnuchin-says/2019/04/09/9693618e-5ad2-11e9-842d-7d3ed7eb3957_story.html


Israel

Michael Lerner, “Racism and Israel’s election: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state?” Tikkun, April 9, 2019, https://www.tikkun.org/racism-and-israels-election-how-did-the-jewish-state-become-an-oppressive-state


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