The Trump administration had claimed that it would support legislation known as the BRIDGE Act — which includes protections for Dreamers — in exchange for concessions by Democrats. Upon closer investigation, that turned out to be a lie.
Trump rejected the DACA deal, because he is actually driving toward a much more racist and uncompromising form of immigration policy. Continue reading
The process by which such a breakdown could happen is rooted in an electoral system that is heavily gerrymandered, where only those who can pay, can play. Continue reading
Only some of the government shuts down, of course. The part that stays open is the part that’s at war. Continue reading
Ralph Nader Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/03 SHUTDOWN – blared the Washington Post headline. None of the powers-that-be could stop a small faction of Republicans in the House of Representatives from shutting down many federal government operations starting on October 1. Suddenly the powerful … Continue reading