Respect for the political competence of the Daca Dreamers' organizers

Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 Here are a couple of typical articles, better than most,  about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as Daca, whose enrollees are called "the Dreamers." They report the present political logjam over Daca in Congress and describe the program in detail. The press, mesmerized by the president, sees the Daca story almost completely from what a Californian would call an Anglo point of view. In the midst of the distress over the government shutdown, I cannot find in the press anything that reflects my strongest impression of the centrifugal force of the political situation caused by the existence of the Dreamers. What strikes me most are the decades of community and political organization in the Hispanic communities throughout the nation that lie behind the present situation working quietly in the shadow of racial prejudice. The Dreamers and their allies have created a movement powerful enough to command nearly universal sympathy from the larger community and once again shows the Trump administration to be a collection of knucklehead white supremacists. But, true to the contradictions inherent in the situation, Mexican flags frequently fly beside the Stars and Stripes at rallies, despite the strong evidence that the Dreamers are not dreaming of returning to poor, crime-ridden Mexico. Yet, to deepen the paradox, that flag and the identity it signals is the basis of the Dreamers' great campaign.  

-- wmh

 

1-20-18

The Guardian

Failed deal over Dreamers at the heart of US government shutdown

Program to protect young undocumented migrants prompts political showdown and government closure

Lauren Gambino in Washington

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/20/government-shutdown-dreamers-immigration-democrats-trump

 

9-14-17

The Guardian

What is Daca and who are the Dreamers?

Here is everything you need to know about the program that gives temporary protection to undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children

Joanna Walters 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/04/donald-trump-what-is-daca-dreamers

 

9-4-17

Forbes

Mexico Accounts For 78% Of DACA Applications [Infographic] - Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/.../mexico-accounts-for-78-of-daca-applications-infographic/

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1-11-18

Los Angeles Times

Why the State Department said these 5 Mexican states were unsafe for.travel

Kate Linthicum

www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-mexico-states-warning-20180111-htmlstory.html

 

 

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He lies, he cheats at golf, and he lies about cheating at golf

Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 1-10-18

Esquire

This Was President Trump's 2,000th Lie in Office

What a moment!

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The emperor's old clothes

Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

Those who affect to differentiate Trump from the Republican Party are fools selling liberty for one more cozy consensus between the rulers and those who lick their boots. Nothing tells the story quite so clearly as the history of voting rights in America, or, more accurately, the history of voter repression in America and the resistance to it. -- blj

 

 

 

 United States Constitution

Amendment XXIV

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Behind the racist buffoonery

Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 


1-11-18

The Nation

Trump Is On His Way to Record-Setting Defense Spending in 2018

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A well ordered flow of emoluments

Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 1-2-18

mcclatchydc.com

Foreign governments are finding ways to do favors for Trump’s business

Anita Kumar

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Hand held devices in the wilderness and in the country

Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 Yosemite is not Forks of Salmon.

Cell-phone towers in national parks have started a debate between the National Park Service, under the US Department of Interior, and rural regions dominated by national forests, under the US Department of Agriculture. The debate is between two unrelated cultures: urban tourists visiting the national parks vs. the rural residents of mountain regions, mainly on the coast and north of Lake Tahoe, traditionally timber and cattle economies but post-construction bust, now marijuana and cattle economies. These regions used to be called "the country" (as opposed to "the city").

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Two documents

Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 The two documents about which so much impassioned commentary has been made. -- blj

 

August 2016

Buzz Feed

Trump Intelligence Allegations

The Steele Dossier

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Planet to Trump: Kah-ching, Kah-ching, & Kah-ching

Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 Donald J. Trump

 

 In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up! -- Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times, Dec. 28. 2017

 

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Water hogs, 1 million acre feet: Delta smelt, 2

Submitted: Jan 08, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

 

 “GOOD RIDDANCE! ‘PEOPLE OVER FISH’” prominent Valley farmer Mark Borba said in a Facebook post Monday. -- Kastler, Sabanow, Sacramento Bee, Jan. 2, 2018

 

12-28-17

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Great journalism lives at the crossroads of facts and imagination

Submitted: Jan 05, 2018
By: 
Badlands Journal editorial board

Great journalism lives at the crossroads of facts and imagination. Bill Boyarsky makes his facts sing and us care about his songs.-- blj

1-3-18

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