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Jeff Sessions' Department of Injustice

Marjorie Cohn
Motivated by his deep-seated biases and those of President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pursuing a draconian agenda on voting rights, immigration, crime, policing, the drug war, federal sentencing and the privatization of prisons.

Mother’s Day in an ICE Detention Center

Sharon Lerner
The Intercept
Obama’s family detention camps were strongly condemned for their inhumane conditions, but Trump has arguably made the situation even worse.

‘Competitive’ Distractions

Josh Bivens and Hunter Blair
Economic Policy Institute
Cutting corporate tax rates will not create jobs or boost incomes for the vast majority of American families -- the facts you need to shred the myths.

Why Did Trump Win? More Whites - and Fewer Blacks - Actually Voted..

Bernard Fraga, Sean McElwee, Jesse Rhodes, Brian Schaffner
Washington Post
Black turnout declined dramatically; white turnout increased noticeably; and Latino and Asian American turnout went up even more. In the key swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, those shifts were especially strong. How strong? Without those shifts in turnout from various racial and ethnic groups, these pivotal states might have gone not to Trump but to Clinton — giving Clinton an electoral college victory.

The Investigator

Ruben Ship
Radio For All, Journal for MultiMedia History
The popularity of The Investigator in the United States is a gratifying sign that the American people are no more complacent about witch hunting than their ancestors were three hundred years ago in Salem, Massachusetts. Until now fear has temporarily immobilized them, as it did their forbears in New England. But one of the best antidotes to the paralyzing poison of fear is laughter. -- from the liner notes of The Investigator.

Trump Wants a New Afghanistan Surge; Another Terrible Idea

Douglas Wissing
The US war in Afghanistan, this country’s longest war, cannot be won. Nonetheless, the Trump Administration is reportedly considering deploying an additional 3,000 to 5,000 more soldiers in Afghanistan, while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, announced this week it is also considering increasing troop strength by “a few thousand troops.” The human and financial costs continue to mount but the generals can’t see defeat and the war corporations see only profit.

Friday Nite Videos | May 12, 2017

Elizabeth Warren: Trump Fires the Investigators. John Lee Hooker - Serves Me Right to Suffer. John Oliver | Net Neutrality II. Mother's Day for Peace. Stephen Colbert Reacts to Trump Calling Him 'A No-Talent Guy'.

American Fascism, 1944 and Today

Henry Scott Wallace
New York Times
My grandfather, Henry A. Wallace was asked to write about "The Danger of American Fascism." And in my view, he predicted President Trump.

Don't Monkey With Education

Fay-Cooper Cole
Scientific American
In 1925 a Tennessee teacher of biology named Thomas Scopes was tried for teaching the theory of evolution. An expert witness at the trial relates how evolution lost in court but won in the eyes of the nation.

Committee Work

Francesca Bell
River Styx
He said, she said: The effects of sexual exploitation of women on campus depends on the credibility of one's point of view. Francesca Bell's poem "Committee Work" unveils this not-so-delicate dialogue.