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Home State Ed Boards and Observers: McConnell and GOP Senators Should Bypass Trump, Forget the Wall, and Re-open the Government

A growing number of home state editorials, columns, and letters to the editor are calling on Senator Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans to find a way forward to end the absurd and damaging government shutdown over the offensive and ridiculous border wall. Below are a few of our favorite recent examples of in-state voices … Continue reading »

This Shutdown is Not About National Security. It’s Not About Immigration Policy. It’s About Racism.

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Steve King and Donald Trump The following is a reflection from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: As the damaging and absurd government shutdown continues with no end in sight, it’s time to take stock of its central premise. Is it fundamentally about national security? No. … Continue reading »

New Polls: Trump Has Lost the Argument, Bigly

When is McConnell Going to Do His Job and  End this Absurd and Damaging Shutdown? A host of recently-released polls confirm that Americans overwhelmingly blame President Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown, oppose the border wall and oppose a national security declaration. Despite his fulminations, his oval office address, and his driveby at the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Republicans Have Learned Nothing From the Midterms”

In a must-read piece, Alex Shephard of The New Republic captures the fact that the GOP is repeating the errors of the 2018 midterms by leaning on racism and xenophobia. It backfired then, and it is backfiring again. Shephard’s piece is excerpted below and available in full here. Ahead of last year’s midterms, President Trump … Continue reading »

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Are Enabling a “Fool’s Impulse”

Today’s Must-Read Pieces from Gerson, Vox and TPM The absurdity of the ongoing government shutdown over the border wall implicates a President who is in over his head and can’t find an exit strategy that feeds his ego. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are not operating as a co-equal branch of government, but … Continue reading »

Rep. Filemon Vela, Border Advocates & Immigration Experts Respond to Trump’s Visit to McAllen, TX

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, border advocates and immigration experts gathered to discuss President Trump’s relentless rally for an unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Trump’s visit to McAllen, Texas today after pleading with the American public for wall funding on Tuesday night is just another tactic in his war on … Continue reading »

As Trump Fails, McConnell Hides

A Profile in Stupidity, A Profile in Cowardice We’ve come to this: Trump’s incompetence and narcissism leaves him with no manhood-affirming exit strategy; and McConnell’s cowardice and coddling of Trump’s incompetence and narcissism means he won’t take the exit ramp before him. Here are some smart takes: Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg writes, Pelosi Should Recognize … Continue reading »

Mario Carrillo: Those from the Border Should Be Represented When We’re Talking About Wall

President Trump once again used fear and lies to make his case for the need of a wall on our country’s southern border during his address to the nation last night. In remarks that reeked of Stephen Miller’s hatred towards immigrants, Trump talked of a “security crisis” on the border, that frankly those who live … Continue reading »