Are we witnessing the start of a new era in politics where holding politicians accountable for the harm they do is what we expect instead of just an aberration? We’ve seen positive signs this week, ironically the same week that ex-Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown found out that she’s going to be spending some time in the slammer for fraud.
North Korea doesn’t have a border problem. People may sneak out, but they don’t try to get in. We have the opposite problem, but a new Government Accountability Office report on technology for border surveillance shows it’s not the one we are solving.
Using a Republican to reintroduce a pet Democratic immigration bill is a clever ploy. S.1615, the 2017 Dream Act didn’t have much of a chance when it was brought back to life by Senator Lindsey Graham in July 2017. Last week’s unacceptable verdict in the trial of Kate Steinle’s killer makes the Graham Durbin dream bill a tougher sell than ever.
I choked on my lunch when I heard Nancy Pelosi’s remark about a climate of dignity and respect in Congress.1 Maybe she is moonlighting at some other congress we don’t know about. She can’t mean the one on Capitol Hill.
When the Justice Department got involved in a freedom of expression dispute at a California public college the First Amendment legalities were a pretty simple affair. The statement of interest in Shaw v. Burke mirrored Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, another case dealing with restrictive campus free speech zones.