Federal Agencies Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children Placed With Sponsors

You see the disdain for the most vulnerable people from this administration and this party in so many ways. This took my breath away.

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Analysis | The group least likely to think the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees? Evangelicals.

People who call yourselves Christians: I have some real questions about what you all actually worship.

“Only 25 percent of evangelicals told Pew that they believed the United States has such a responsibility, half the percentage of Catholics who said the same thing and substantially lower than the religiously unaffiliated. In statistical terms, the percentage of evangelicals holding that view was about equal to the percentage of Republicans, 26 percent, given margins of error.”


“In October 2016, after The Washington Post published the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump describes groping women, the pollsters at PRRI asked Americans whether an elected official who’d committed an immoral act in their personal life could still behave ethically in office. In 2011, 30 percent of evangelicals said that he or she could, the lowest percentage of any religious group. In 2016, 72 percent of evangelicals said that the politician could do so — the highest percentage.”

So I’ll add to “Treat refugees the way you want to be treated,” (Leviticus) “Invite the stranger in” (Matthew) and “Open your door to the traveler” (Job), quoted here with the Beatitudes.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

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There Is Power in a Union

You all know this: If your boss can pay you less, he will. Your boss has more power than you, so if you negotiate against your boss by yourself you will lose. Joining your coworkers in a union to bargain collectively is the only way your boss can be forced to give you the wages and working conditions you deserve. The decline of unions means the rise of inequality, the bosses take everything and we get nothing.

So this report might be a feature in Duh Aficionado Magazine, but it bears repeating again and again.

“These results should end the simplistic tales in which education alone challenges the dominance of the 1 percent. If we want to change whom our economy works for, we must change who gets to exercise power. And this paper makes it clear: There is power in a union.”

h/t Uyen Doan

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33 Democrats Voted to Deregulate Big Banks. Here’s How Much Money Banks Gave Each One.

Remember these names. We’re in the fight for our lives and we can’t afford votes like these.

Sinema (AZ) $1,173,176
Gottheimer (NJ) $924,624
Maloney (NY) $498,881
Himes (CT) $448,890
Schneider (IL) $350,579
Kind (WI) $331,555
Scott (GA) $317,250
Bera (CA) $134,306
Bishop (GA) $61,600
Carson (IN) $40,046
Correa (CA) $103,700
Costa (CA) $50,950
Cuellar (TX) $124,900
Davis (IL) $58,750
Delaney (MD) $277,215
Foster (IL) $278,035
Gonzalez (TX) $135,964
Hastings (FL) $84,251
Kuster (NH) $300,641
Larsen (WA) $21,795
Lawson (FL) $56,300
Murphy (FL) $188,735
Nolan (MN) $66,585
O’Halleran (AZ) $131,471
Peters (CA) $220,833
Peterson (MN) $109,607
Rice (NY) $182,824
Rochester (PA) $132,511
Schrader (OR) $111,050

Add these to the list of Senate Demos that include:
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO): $1,909,757
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE): $170,810
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE): $373,599
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN): $448,997
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH): $421,263
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND): $511,039
Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL): $417,406
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): $921,903
Sen. Angus King (I-ME): $115,563
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): $289,314
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO): $809,727
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL): $281,327
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI): $648,379
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): $319,249
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI): $484,939
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT): $782,122
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA): $1,377,713

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US citizen detained by border patrol for 30 minutes, 35 miles from the Canadian border, for speaking Spanish while buying groceries.
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This 1979 Massacre by the KKK Should Be Taught in Schools

Welcome to 2018: The Atlantic blames the rise of fascism on mean talk show hosts while, Teen Vogue does a deep dive into the murder of protestors by the KKK during the Greensboro massacre, highlighting how the police wer complicit in racist violence.

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Gaza: Israeli Soldiers Kill 50+ Palestinians Protesting Nonviolently as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy

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