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A Political Blunder in the Making If the mercurial President follows through on his promise to own a government shutdown in a temper tantrum over funding for his pet project — the wasteful, unpopular and insulting border wall — it won’t be because the White House has run the numbers. From the beginning, President Trump’s … Continue reading »

Never mind what the election results say. Dr. Matt Barreto, political scientist and co-founder of Latino Decisions, is out with an op-ed in today’s New York Times that highlights the massive turnout of Latino voters in 2018, and the massive rejection of Trump’s xenophobia by the majority of voters, led by people of color: In … Continue reading »

David Drucker of the Washington Examiner writes a new piece with the headline neither Donald Trump or Stephen Miller wants to see and White House enablers are afraid to repeat. The headline: “Leading GOP pollster: Trump’s focus on immigration sunk House majority.” Drucker quotes findings from leading Republican operative David Winston, who explains how the … Continue reading »

A new must-read analysis by the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, titled “The signs are mounting: Trump has been badly weakened. It will get worse for him,” captures why the Trump administration’s plan to shut down the government over his wasteful and offensive border wall ignores the 2018 midterm results, divides Republican elected officials and unites … Continue reading »

Another Tragic Incident Exemplifying the Glaring Need for CBP Detention Overhaul and Robust Structures of Accountability and Transparency We now know her name: Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin. According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) disclosed that a “A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she … Continue reading »