The Art of the Nuclear Deal

Written by SK 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.