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House GOP members aren’t letting up on anti-immigrant legislation

Two pending bills show Trump’s xenophobic agenda is charging ahead. CREDIT: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana June is Immigrant Heritage Month and House Republicans are celebrating with two anti-immigrant bills. Both the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” which targets sanctuary cities, and “Kate’s Law,” a bill singling out undocumented immigrants with criminal records, …

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Advertising That Exploits Our Deepest Insecurities

The function of advertising, wrote Robert E. Lane in The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies, “is to increase people’s dissatisfaction with any current state of affairs, to create wants, and to exploit the dissatisfactions of the present. Advertising must use dissatisfaction to achieve its purpose.” The web browser is …

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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Late Vote, Early Warning

What We’re Following Delayed Action: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is postponing the vote on his party’s health-care bill until after Congress’s July 4 recess. Republicans had hoped to pass the bill this week, but were forced to back down under mounting opposition: Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers feared it …

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