John Shuford (Portland State): The Compassion of “Compassionate Migration”. John C. Eastman (Chapman): The Power to Control Immigration is a Core Aspect of Sovereignty. Peter Margulies (Roger Williams): Bans, Borders, and Justice: Judicial Review of Immigration Law in the Trump Administration. Peter L. Markowitz and Lindsay Nash (Cardozo): Pardoning Immigrants. Ed Kilgore on Trump’s immigration flip-flop. Why Democrats are more than happy to negotiate with Trump. Congress’ far Right melts down over Trump’s DACA deal with Democrats. Does the GOP base love Trump more than it hates “amnesty”? Trump’s biggest fans, from Breitbart to r/The_Donald, are furious about his immigration deal.

It is impossible to argue that Trump’s base of voters were primarily motivated by “economic anxiety” when this is the one promise he’s not allowed to break to retain their support.


Gerald Korngold (NYLS): A New Framework for Achieving Free Expression and Speech in the Evolving and Reconceptualized Shopping Mall of the Twenty-First Century. Uladzislau Belavusau (Amsterdam): Hate Speech. Lackland H. Bloom (SMU): John Stuart Mill and Political Correctness. Carlo A. Pedrioli (Barry): Pope Francis and the Limits of Freedom of Expression. What do we really mean when we say we’re “entitled to our opinions”? Arguments over free speech on campus are not Left v Right: As Reed College in Oregon shows, Left v Left clashes can be equally vitriolic. What Berkeley needs is a non-violent containment squad: Reflections from a civil rights veteran. The critic and the clown: Corey Robin on a tale of free speech at Berkeley.


George Cairns (QUT): What is Postnormal When There is No Normal? A Postdichotomous View of the Histories of the Past, Present and Future. Nina Varsava (Stanford): Dating Markets and Love Stories: Freedom and Fairness in the Pursuit of Intimacy and Love. John Saunders on the crackdown in Cambodia. Alex Nichols on the strange life of Peter Daou: Why do powerful people pay him to do things? (and more) Sarah Huckabee Sanders destroys norm of DOJ independence, lays out case for political prosecution of Comey. Sally Quinn’s next act: Three years after Ben Bradlee’s death, she has a memoir about embracing the supernatural. The introduction to A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World by Erika Rappaport.

Why is Trump so awkward in Washington? He’s a New Yorker. Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka were repelled by Washington’s elite. I’m so glad Jared and Ivanka are miserable in Washington D.C. The Ivanka Trump guarantee: Stop wondering which of these people will save us —- there is not going to be a surprise silver lining to this presidency.


Anna North on Hillary Clinton’s What Happened and its place in feminist history, explained. Hillary Clinton looks back in anger: She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables”, and the power of sexism. Nate Jones on 28 things we learned from Hillary Clinton’s new campaign memoir. Hillary Clinton almost ran for president on a universal basic income. Eric Levitz on the case for “giving every American a pony”. What Hillary Clinton really thinks: Hillary Clinton’s theory of politics is unfashionable — but she doesn’t care. Hillary Clinton’s What Happened is whatever you want it to be. Get a grip, Democrats: Clinton’s book is not your biggest problem. The silencing of Hillary Clinton: Addressing the primary criticisms of Clinton’s historic run for the presidency. Republicans want Hillary Clinton to vanish — we can't let that happen.


Dylan Scott on the state of American health care, in 5 charts. The Left has made Medicare for All a mainstream, Democratic policy. On single-payer, the Democratic floodgates have opened. Sen. Murphy thinks he can build an on-ramp to single-payer health care (and more). Single-payer isn’t the only progressive option on health care. Nancy LeTourneau on a robust debate on options for getting to universal coverage. Dylan Matthews on the stunning Democratic shift on single-payer. Are you sure you want single payer? “Medicare for all” is a popular idea, but for Americans, transitioning to such a system would be difficult, to say the least (and more). Democrats are rushing to embrace single payer — can it be a political winner?

The same agency that runs Obamacare is using taxpayer money to undermine it. This is what Obamacare sabotage looks like. Trump takes his sabotage of Obamacare to a new level (and more). Once Obamacare repeal is dead, the GOP has no plan B. Republicans wind up one last Hail Mary to repeal Obamacare: Cassidy-Graham faces a tricky schedule and tough politics.


Mollie Gerver (Newcastle): Paying Minorities to Leave. Filip Vostal (AAU): Slowing Down Modernity: A Critique. Sabine Tsuruda (UCLA): The Moral Burdens of Temporary Farmwork. On the U.S. Virgin Islands, anger and resentment after Irma. Why Hurricane Irma wasn’t far worse, and how close it came to catastrophe. Why some people never evacuate during a hurricane, according to a psychologist. Why do three companies control Americans’ most sensitive personal information? Break up the credit-reporting racket. Study finds banning Reddit’s bigoted jerkwards worked. Someone is going to give away the house for Amazon — and it won’t go well. Trump has nominated 42 people for US attorney — only one is a woman.


From Lawfare, Benjamin Wittes on how to read a news story about an investigation: Eight tips on who is saying what. Trump’s business of corruption: What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President’s foreign deals? How Donald Trump lied to conceal his Moscow business partner. Russia used Facebook events to organize anti-immigrant rallies on U.S. soil. The surprising new strategy of pro-Russia bots. Russia sought a broad reset with Trump, secret document shows. The case for Trump-Russia collusion: We’re getting very, very close. Mueller is “going for the kill” on Trump-Russia investigation, Republicans believe. The Republican plan to use the Steele dossier to attack James Comey.

Russia probes pose loyalty test for Team Trump: Current and former White House aides caught up in the probe are being advised by their attorneys to tell the truth — even if that might hurt the president. All the president’s defenses: The arguments that President Trump’s lawyers outlined in two memos submitted to the Special Counsel are quite weak. Unbecoming conduct: Trump’s lawyers keep embarrassing themselves and the entire legal profession.


Russian pol: US intel missed “Russian intelligence” stealing “the president of the United States”. Thread: “How Russian provocation works in 3 easy steps”. Scott Shane on the fake Americans Russia created to influence the election. Kevin Bingle: “I ran digital for a 2016 presidential campaign. Here’s what Russia might have got for $100,000”. Brian Feldman on four important questions about Russia, Facebook, and the 2016 election. The info wars to come: Russia is weaponizing social media — it’s time we started defending ourselves. Cash-strapped states brace for Russian hacking fight. From the Brennan Center, Lawrence Norden and Ian Vandewalker on securing elections from foreign interference.


Richard Henry Seamon (Idaho): Dismantling Monuments. James Alexander (Bilkent): A Systematic Theory of Tradition. Myanmar treatment of Rohingya looks like “textbook ethnic cleansing”, says UN. Jared Keller on the broken promise of “never again”. Sometimes the biggest obstacle to abortion is insurance. Lost wages, serious illness and poor labor standards: Casey Quinlan on the dangers of rebuilding Texas and Florida. National flood insurance will help clean up after Irma and Harvey — and that’s a problem. Conservatives: Hurricane heroism disproves racism. Zeynep Tufekci on Equifax’s maddening unaccountability. Equifax hack is “Exhibit A” in case for regulation, Durbin says. In our cynical age, no one fails anymore — everybody “pivots”.

David Bier on five myths about DACA. DACApocalypse Now: Matt Cameron on a nightmarish lesson in Trump’s “rule of law”. Here are 5 reasons why a Dreamer bill could really happen. How the Dreamers learned to play politics. Dreamers, liars and bad economics: Trump and Sessions falsely justify a cruel action that hurts everyone except racists. “He presents himself as a pro-life man”: Pope Francis questions Trump’s decision to end DACA.


Trump’s impulsiveness has again been mistaken for something deeper. Donald Trump is not an independent: In every way that matters, he is a Republican president leading a Republican administration (and more and more). Memo to the New York Times: Donald Trump is a Republican. Why Republicans can’t govern: Trump’s deal with Democrats shows that controlling the White House and Congress isn’t enough. Where Trump’s hands-off approach to governing does not apply. Ian Millhiser on the bleak reason why America is always on the verge of a government shutdown. Maybe the GOP’s angry “base” doesn’t care that much about its legislative failures. A stunning new study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined.

The Republican Party is building the electorate that will keep it in power. Bannon plotting primaries against slate of GOP incumbents. “Just because you’re ugly does not mean you are not firmly ensconced in the most rarefied circles of money and power”: Hamilton Nolan on Steve Bannon and the delusional elite.

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