Following the Trump Administration’s decision to reverse course from the the Obama Administration’s policy on private prisons, money-in-politics watchdog Every Voice released the following statement criticizing the President for rewarding his private prison campaign donors:
The leaks just keep on coming.
While President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration over the unsanctioned release of internal documents and information, the Washington Post reported Friday morning on the existence of a State Department memo specifically warning agency employees against unauthorized leaks.
How did the paper know about the memo? Because it was leaked, of course.
Without broad belief in a national crime wave, the defense for many of President President Donald Trump's policies would crumble. And, recent comments from Republican leaders show bipartisan support for criminal justice reform continues.
There has been a lot of analysis suggesting that the executive-level politics we’re seeing play out right now are about incompetence or irrationality. The psychology of the President himself has been called into question, with bizarre public performances and blatant falsities being propagated, mirroring that of others in the Administration. To those accustomed to the presidency (irrespective of ideology) requiring certain levels of comportment, decency, and accountability, this moment can be dizzying and even terrifying.
As everyone knows, the fundamental principle of the Republican party is to redistribute as much income as possible from the rest of us to the rich. In keeping with this principle, Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress are pushing through a proposal to make workers pay larger fees on their retirement accounts. Unlike conventional taxes, which could be wasted on things like education or child care, these fees go directly into the pockets of the financial industry.
Plaintiffs argued that new voter ID legislation filed in the Texas Legislature has no bearing on whether or not the state intended to discriminate when it passed its strict voter ID law in 2011.
Memoranda on immigration enforcement released on Tuesday are raising concerns that the Trump administration intends to pursue a policy of mass deportation.
Media reports suggest that the Trump administration is considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The undersigned coalition of organizations is deeply concerned that such a designation could lead to the stigmatization and targeting of American Muslim civil society, including non-profits, charities, religious organizations, and activists.
I hope you will remember that it is never too late to do what is right.
President Trump's tough-on-crime rhetoric so far in office has largely echoed what he said throughout the campaign. But, there have been some positive indicators that criminal justice reform may still be possible under the new administration.