Jeff Sessions to Pacific Islanders: ‘Your Lives Are Worthless’

Bill Bigelow Speaking on a conservative talk radio show last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced a decision issued by Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, blocking Trump’s Muslim travel ban: “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president…

The First 100 Days of Resistance

Richard Eskow Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump once touted his 100-day plan on the campaign trail. This flip-flop can be explained by his unimpressive record of accomplishment to date. Source: Common Dreams | The First 100…

Headlines for April 28, 2017

Arkansas Puts Kenneth Williams to Death in Fourth Execution in 8 Days Trump Admin Considers North Korea Talks as Trump Warns of "Major Conflict" House Republicans Abandon Latest Effort on Healthcare Pentagon Investigating Michael Flynn Over Foreign Payments President Trump to Sign Executive Order Expanding Offshore Drilling Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reach Record 410 Parts Per…

Vermont Lawmaker: Residents of Sanctuary Cities Reject Trump’s "Dragnet Approach" on Immigration

As we broadcast from Burlington, Vermont, which is a sanctuary city, Vermont Rep. Peter Welch says there has been enormous citizen support toward undocumented workers. “You’re just seeing people across this country say, ‘Wait a minute, that is not the America I know,’” Welch notes. He also discusses the need for local control over whether…

Worst. 100 Days. Ever.

John Feffer If I were a Trump supporter, I’d be furious at the coverage of the president’s first 100 days. The mainstream media has engaged in a bout of competitive schadenfreude as headline writers and columnists vie for the distinction of deriving the most pleasure from the administration’s failures. Source: Common Dreams | Worst. 100…