In other news, as many as 13,000 prisoners were executed at Assad's Saydnaya prison between 2011 and 2015 according to Amnesty International.
The report, Human Slaughterhouse, details allegations of state-sanctioned abuse that are unprecedented in Syria’s civil war, a conflict that has consistently broken new ground in depravity, leaving at least 400,000 people dead and nearly half the country’s population displaced.
It suggests thousands more people could have been hanged in Saydnaya since the end of 2015, after which former guards and detainees who spoke to Amnesty no longer had access to verifiable information from inside the prison.
Meanwhile, Trump held a Marie Antoinette-themed fundraiser complete with powdered-wigs and knee breeches at the Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. Sometimes the jokes write themselves.
Finally, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next secretary of education today after Mike Pence broke a tie vote in her favor. It will be more important than ever for local districts and school boards to safeguard their own students from discrimination. The Trump regime won't do it.