After the Barr hoax, press has no reason to ever believe Trump team again

“The implications could be huge,” wrote Kyle Pope at the Columbia Journalism Review on Thursday night. “Mueller could, for example, finally be the turn that convinces a surprisingly credulous White House press corps—credulous in spite of everything we’ve seen—that Trump’s words have lost their value, that his history, now enshrined in Mueller, of lying to … Read moreAfter the Barr hoax, press has no reason to ever believe Trump team again

Courts deal 2 major blows to Trump environmental agenda

President Donald Trump’s controversial onslaught of environmental rollbacks faced two major setbacks this week, as legal action continues to prove a winning strategy for opponents of the administration’s deregulation agenda. In a boon to environmental advocates, court decisions on Friday rebuked the Trump administration’s coal ambitions, in addition to setting a deadline for the Environmental … Read moreCourts deal 2 major blows to Trump environmental agenda

Dem governor’s NJ audit exposes corporate extortion that’s endemic nationwide

Out of naivete or greed, local officials often do tax-break backbends to snag companies or keep them. The deals “do little to nothing” to help an area prosper. Pat Garafalo at The Nation writes—New Jersey Exposed One of Corporate America’s Favorite Schemes. A state investigation revealed how companies use empty threats to pry money from local … Read moreDem governor’s NJ audit exposes corporate extortion that’s endemic nationwide

Washington state passes law extending statute of limitations for victims of sexual violence – ThinkProgress

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed into law on Friday an extension of the statute of limitations for some cases of sexual assault and removes the statute of limitation for serious sex crimes against children. Without this law, it would have been more difficult to prosecute some serious sex crimes against children after the victim’s … Read moreWashington state passes law extending statute of limitations for victims of sexual violence – ThinkProgress

All of government is being bent toward Trump’s nationalist whims

As Donald Trump moves to remake the Department of Homeland Security into an agency that will carry out his most extremist (and, often, illegal) orders, from military deployments on the southern border to the construction of detention camps for refugees to potentially closing the southern border completely, Carrie Cordero and Garrett Graff write that Homeland … Read moreAll of government is being bent toward Trump’s nationalist whims