California passed a law abolishing money bail. (Hurray.) It also grants sweeping powers to judges to lock up defendants at will, indiscriminately, however. (?!?!) Grassroots prison reform groups were bamboozled—and are now furious.
Sadly, the country yet again has to confront a deadly shooting. There will be memorials, and necessary news coverage about how students and teachers acted with bravery while their school was being terrorized. And then the country will move on.
This paradigm of how people consume news and information and the manner in which its circulated to friends and family shifted a long time ago.
It’s an incredible spectacle, really, to watch the corporate media and their favorite talking heads explore this notion of Trump’s so-called independence. This, only a month after Trump failed to issue a full-throated condemnation of a white nationalist invasion in Charlottesville, Va.
Ironic that the most powerful court in the land decided to hear the travel ban case just days after the supposedly non-Islamophobic administration broke with two-decade-old tradition and decided against hosting an Eid al-Fitr dinner at the White House to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.