The Art of the Nuclear Deal

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist -- Steve Greenberg)

In other news, European Union (EU) officials are warning that Trump's proposed tariffs on foreign cars and parts will hurt the global economy. They've prepared a list of $22.4 billion in American goods to impose retaliatory tariffs on if Trump goes through with it.

Meanwhile, Trump apparently watched the Super Bowl with the founder of the Asian spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and many others were recently charged for soliciting prostitution. So there's that.

Finally, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg tore into Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for his behavior surrounding the citizenship question added to the 2020 census.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted in “bad faith,” broke several laws and violated the constitutional underpinning of representative democracy when he added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. [...]

Unable to find any expert in the Census Bureau who approved of his plan to add the citizenship question, Seeborg wrote, Ross engaged in a “cynical search to find some reason, any reason” to justify the decision.

Seeborg, like Furman, found after a trial that Ross misrepresented both to the public and Congress his reasons for adding the citizenship question last March. Ross claimed he was acting at the request of the Justice Department in the interest of enforcing the Voting Rights Act.

In reality, the “evidence establishes” that the voting rights explanation was just “a pretext” and that Ross “acted in bad faith” when he claimed otherwise.

Captain Marvel was a great movie. You should go see it.

Have a good weekend.

  • Draxiar

    Agreed…Captain Marvel was spectacular!

    • Saw it this weekend with my daughter and we really enjoyed it.

  • katanahamon

    Article at CNN defending judge Ellis giving Manafort 1/4th the jail sentence he should have gotten. I think..we’re doomed. The right wing now has total impunity to pay prostitutes, defraud banks, skip taxes, cheat elections, steal Supreme Court seats, act as immorally as they please and still criticize the left. I never thought I could reach this age and feel like America is completely doomed. Something as simple as Captain Marvel..look at every right wing news outlet or publication, see what they say compared to anything else. They now influence society at its most basic, pervasive social media levels. We have only one hope, and that is nailing Rump to the wall with prosecution and incarceration. Then nail every congressional supporter he has, and send them swirling down the toilet after him.

  • Aynwrong

    I’ve got nothing. The weekend has arrived. Go in peace.