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.
- Originally published, April 9, 12:46 pm.
- April 9, 7:17 pm
- There is a new blog post, entitled, “Farewell, California, I’ll miss you and I won’t miss you.”
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
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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
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
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