Attorney General Bill Barr is a shill. With the full 400+ page Mueller Report out (redacted, of course) We The People can see the depravity of this administration and care-less attitude about laws and the country. Plus, it is Earth Day and there are things we MUST do today. To save ourselves.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had his asylum revoked from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and was immediately arrested. Will he be extradited to the US to face charges for conspiracy with Chelsea Manning? And as Assange faces a black hole, scientists around the world worked to finally capture an image of a black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Why it's worth spending that money on science, even with our problems here on Earth.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is out. She's done terrible things like the family separation policy, but her replacement might be much worse. Also, my wife and I watched The Inventor on HBO about Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. This story exemplifies the 1% and great ideas still need due diligence, not just family connections and a deeper voice.
The president threatened to shutdown the border with Mexico and just backtracked on that threat and shifted it to our stupid War on Drugs. I explain what's really going on the latest data/headlines, and an easy fix if people could get over their Othering.
California Governor Newsom is heading to El Salvador to get a better understand of why people are fleeing Central America while President Trump's rally in Michigan shows his naricissism, disconnect from reality, and his fear-connecting focus on The Other. He is why we need to connect with each other as human beings and stop the prophetic march of Idiocracy.
The Trump Administration has ditched any last pretense of caring about Americans Health Care by directing the justice department to not defend any part of the Affordable Care Act. Plus, California's housing crisis is making for strange bedfellows.
"Lock Her Up" has been chanted innumerable times and led by people like imprisoned Michael Flynn, now former AG Jeff Sessions at a Turning Point USA conference, and President Trump himself at CPAC. Does that apply to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for their use of private email and WhatsApp for official state business? Plus, on the one year anniversary of March For Our Lives, we have the tragic news of a second suicide this week of a student at Stoneman Douglas High School.