June 29, 2018 Must Reads

1. “Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, a move that gives President Trump the chance to replace the court’s pivotal justice and dramatically shift the institution to the right, setting up a bitter partisan showdown on Kennedy’s successor.”   [emphasis added]  Here is the Washington Post  announcement: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/justice-kennedy-the-pivotal-swing-vote-on-the-supreme-court-announces-retirement/2018/06/27/a40a8c64-5932-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html Our readers perhaps…

June 22, 2018 Must Reads

1.On Wednesday, Trump signed an Executive Order, allowing families to remain together while in detention. However, that Order may allow immigrants to remain in custody indefinitely, creating a problem with the Flores decree that forbids this [see below, section 2. C]. (The administration will go to court, says The New York Times, to modify that decree.) Moreover, the…

June 15, 2018 Must Reads

*********************************** Breaking News: Trade War with China Begins This morning, Friday, June 15, The New York Times reports that, “The Trump administration said on Friday that it would move ahead with imposing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese products that are imported into the United States, threatening to escalate what had primarily been a…

June 13, 2018 Must Reads

************************************* SPECIAL REPORT: G-7 MELTDOWN ************************************* Here we are again with a special edition of our weekly news update. Though the big story this week is surely the Kim-Trump summit—and from the point of view of the beginning of a long process of peace-making, it is—we offer a special edition on the G-7 Summit, which will have…

June 8, 2018 Must Reads

***READ ARCHIVED RECENT MUST-READS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT INDIVISIBLE DUPAGE AT OUR WEBSITE: INDIVISIBLEDUPAGE.COM***   Here we are again with our weekly news update. We know that you are busy people, and you probably do have a lot of news to sift through, online, on social media, on news feeds. But we will bring you a…

June 1, 2018 Must Reads

*************************************************** For news of the trade war with our allies, announced on Thursday, see item 9 below ***************************************************   1. We begin with a follow-up to last week’s discussion of racism in Trump’s America. So: did Donald Trump really and truly call some immigrants “Animals”? According to The New York Times on May 16 he did, and with brio. “President…