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Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey
Congressional Republicans / Ethics / Friends Running for Congress / Republican Congress / Russia / Trump Administration / Voting Rights Act

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey While I am a lifelong Democrat, I consider myself fortunate to know two Republican members of Congress. I was a high school classmate of Senator Pat Toomey and shared a secretary with Congressman John Katko when we were young lawyers … Continue reading

Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes
Hate Speech

Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes

From Code45 Citing the “alarming increase in bias-motivated violence” since the election of President Trump that has left  “[m]any members of racial, ethnic and religious minority communities, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, live in very real fear for their safety,” Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP Originally Published on Code45.us. This evening the United States Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama. … Continue reading

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
donald trump / Hate Speech / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism”.  The program would now focus exclusively on “radical Islamic extremism” and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States. The timing of … Continue reading

Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List
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Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List

Originally posted on CODE 45:
The Trump Administration is revamping the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE program. It will now be called “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,”and will no longer target groups such as white supremacists according to a Reuters report. This is despite: the presence of more than…

Launch of Code 45
Code 45 / Trump Administration

Launch of Code 45

Today I launched Code 45, a new blog devoted to providing background information on important issues related to the Trump Administration.  Many of the posts I will reblog on this page as well, but wanted to have a repository of research and commentary that others could draw from. Our first posts examine the Alt-Right Connections … Continue reading

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
donald trump / Immigration / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER

  TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER     WASHINGTON LETTER TO TOURO SYNAGOGUE ORDER BARS LEGAL RESIDENTS Breaking: Trump exec order so broad it could bar 500k *legal residents* from travelinghttps://t.co/2b1yoVuEKQ pic.twitter.com/Fk9LJ5hE7h — ProPublica (@ProPublica) January 28, 2017   EXCLUDES COUNTRIES TRUMP DOES BUSINESS WITH This #MuslimBan is not about security. It's about racism and bigotry.And … Continue reading

CLBR #246: Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer
Cyber Law and Business Report / Foreign Policy

CLBR #246: Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
 Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer Last week, in his inaugural address, Donald Trump highlighted conflicting themes in discussing U.S. foreign policy. He expressed frustration with U.S. global commitments – We defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own.  And spent trillions and trillions…

CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights
Cyber Law and Business Report / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Ari Berman a senior contributing writer for The Nation and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.  Website  Twitter Purchase ? Give Us the Ballot was…

CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion
2016 Election / Cyber Law and Business Report / Kennedy's

CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.  Website Twitter  Purchase In American…

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan
donald trump / Ethics / Trump Administration

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan

Remarks of Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, as prepared for delivery at 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2017, at the Brookings Institution I wish circumstances were different and I didn’t feel the need to make public remarks today. You don’t hear about ethics when things are going well. You’ve been … Continue reading