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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fox News Judge: Did Trump And Senate Deceive Us With Kavanaugh Pick?

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

What if the whole purpose of an independent judiciary is to be anti-democratic? What if its job is to disregard politics? What if its duty is to preserve the liberties of the minority — even a minority of one — from the tyranny of the majority? What if that tyranny can come from unjust laws or a just law’s unjust enforcement?

What if we have a right to insist that judges be neutral and open-minded rather than partisan and predisposed to a particular ideology? What if presidential candidates promise to nominate judges and justices who they believe will embrace certain ideologies?…

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#EndorseThis: Hillary Dares To Challenge Trump And GOP On #MeToo

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have much patience for critics who say that decades-old allegations against her husband by Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick should now be “investigated” — or who compare those accusations to the dozens of similar charges lodged against Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.

In a new interview with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour, the former Secretary of State notes crisply that those charges were examined at great length (and a cost of millions) by independent counsel Kenneth Starr — who turned up insufficient evidence to pursue anything beyond Bill’s consensual liaison with Monica Lewinsky.

As Hillary says, “there’s a very significant difference” between now and then — namely, “the intense, long-lasting, partisan investigation that was conducted in the 90s.”

So she adds,  “If the Republicans, starting with President Trump on down, want [to make] a comparison, then they should welcome such an investigation themselves.”

 

Oh snap.…

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With Racist Attacks On Immigrants, Trump Bolsters MS-13 Gang

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump’s rhetoric around MS-13 and immigration is not only racist, it makes the jobs of real law enforcement officials more difficult, according to Chuck Rosenberg, a former FBI agent and former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Trump’s whole approach to MS-13, a gang with origins in southern California that has since spread to El Salvador and Honduras, is “inflexible and clumsy, based on stereotypes rather than facts,” says Rosenberg.

Trump’s ill-informed bluster, contrary to his stated goals, is really just strengthening gangs like MS-13. Rosenberg laid out his case in USA TODAY.

The president’s focus on MS-13 is political and undermines efforts to counter it.



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