A lot of the coverage of this decision was akin to: ‘SCOTUS Hands Trump Administration a Big Win on Immigration’, but they miss a lot; the following makes me think that the author may have been in the room. He also adds plenty of of historical context. No coverage contained what I’ve bolded first in London’s column. As I have permission to do so, I’ll paste in the whole gob-smacking lot of it. Good on Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan (the ‘2’), but you may remember that Obama appointee Kagan had helped gut long-standing Miranda Rights/Warning in 2010
‘US Supreme Court rules recent asylum seekers have no right to habeas corpus or due process’, Eric London, 26 June 2020
‘U.S. Attorney For The Southern District Of New York Agrees To Comply With Federal Law Requiring That He Submit Evidence Of Still-Unprosecuted Federal Crimes At Ground Zero On 9/11 To A Special Criminal Grand Jury’, News provided by Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry [501(c)(3) nonprofit], Nov 28, 2018
Birthright citizenship ain’t in the Constitution! I’m issuing an EO ending it! Well, of course it’s in the Constitution: The 14th Amendment Section One reads (the Wiki):
Barely a sequel but related nevertheless to wde’s latest entry.
In Raving on stage: Concert by Roger Waters ends in scandal, Berliner Zeitung author Frank Junghänel, submits a commentary posing almost as a concert review. He has something to say about the blurry line between the criticism of the policies of the State of Israel and anti-semitism and last night’s performance by Roger Waters at the, cough, Mercedes Benz Arena is somewhere in his sights.
Caveat lector: This is my translation. My comment on/at the original follows:
From haaretz.com: ‘FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses 2018 AIPAC Confab; Embroiled by scandals at home, Netanyahu receives a hero’s welcome at AIPAC as he touts Israeli innovation, vows to ‘stop Iran’ and says peace won’t happen until Abbas stops paying terrorists’
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Also from haaretz.com: ‘At AIPAC, Nikki Haley Says She Hopes to Attend Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem in May; U.S. envoy to the UN Haley tells top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat: ‘I will never shut up’’ (video and description of her remarks)
They came by way of the brilliant (and funny!) friend-of-the-Café Jason, j son of j, et.al. His email (reproduced with his permission) said:
Rainin and 50. Got a new tenant coming. Mom and 3 kids. Today. Fleeing a domestic thing and times up in the shelter. 2 r infants.
Palestinian boys prepare to welcome Women’s Boat to Gaza, which was intercepted by the Israeli naval blockade on Oct. 5, 2016
Over’t con- cum neofem Arianna Huff’n’Po’s e-RAGgregator, the mighty lame duck is takin’ action to save the future from sure destruction!
Purple is Green at AriannaOnLine. Who’s more cynical: Me – for thinking this is a typical ploy to control the narrative (such as there is one, rather than just a stupid sense of the way things are), with the Forth Estate coordinating with Pennsylvania Avenue Ink to hijack key phrases like “Save Public Land”? Or them – for doing it?
For those unfamiliar with the concept of keyword hijacking, it involves burying some other uncomfortable reality in close semantic proximity to the verbiage chosen for the burial. In this case, let’s call it Building a Presidential Legacy on Sacred Ground or Muddying the Waters of First Nations in the Name of the First and only ever Free World.
Wait. Am I being hasty here. Look at this:
See that? He saves Viro Mints!!
One thing I love about wd’s letting me diarise here is that I can let someone else do my fact checking. Like, what say you about the following Café?
During his eight years in office, Obama has carved out an impressive environmental legacy. He helped broker the Paris Agreement, the most significant climate change deal in history; instituted the Clean Power Plan, described as the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. president to combat global warming; and protected more land and water ― more than 265 million acres ― than any other president in history, including the establishment of the world’s largest marine reserve, among other green initiatives.
One thing I do know is that that there Paris Agreement does not do anything to avert the certain global ruin we face. To deny that is to deny climate change.
This is a rant about humans and the problems we face.
I saw a comment in an article about Bernie Sanders that struck me wrong. The article was about how Sanders had come out with a statement about the so called “historic” Paris climate agreement. Sanders had stated:
“While this is a step forward it goes nowhere near far enough. The planet is in crisis. We need bold action in the very near future and this does not provide that,” Sanders said in the statement.”