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Open thread for night owls: Why Is the Border Patrol stopping Greyhound buses in Pennsylvania?

Jack Herrera at Pacific Standard asks—Why Is the Border Patrol Stopping Greyhound Buses in Pennsylvania? According to NBC News, some Greyhound passengers grew angry in April when Border Patrol agents stopped their bus, boarded, and asked Latinx passengers about their citizenship status—in Pennsylvania. Border Patrol’s jurisdiction might seem straightforward: The …

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

Cheers and Jeers for Friday, June 7, 2019 Note: Caution. This note. Makes frequent. Stops. Sometimes unexpect. Edly. – By the Numbers: 8 days!!! Days ’til Father’s Day: 9 Days ’til Denver Pride: 8 Amount of lead that melted during the Notre Dame cathedral blaze, prompting health authorities to urge …

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Cartoon: Freedom gas . . . and (ugh) So Much More

  Friday June 07, 2019 · 4:50 AM PDT 2019/06/07 · 04:50 The Trump administration’s Department of Energy has been touting natural gas as “freedom gas.” I was wondering when the genius that is Secretary of Energy Rick Perry would finally emerge. Perry has been fairly quiet compared to other …

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Another day, another violation of the emoluments clause

In the latest reminder that emoluments are still a thing, The Washington Post reports that a wealthy Iraqi sheikh spent a solid month at Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel. That visit dropped “tens of thousands of dollars” into Trump’s wallet and came just as the sheikh was lobbying his pals John Bolton …

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This Week in Statehouse Action: D-Daze edition

The only beach that’s ever been associated with Omaha It’s been 75 years since the beginning of the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. … too goddamn bad we’re still dealing with Nazis in this day and age.  As far as anniversaries go, D-Day is a pretty huge one. Campaign Action …

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