The government can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children who were forcefully separated from their families more than two years ago. The Trump administration knew this would happen. Officials were warned ahead of time that reunification would be nearly impossible under the current immigration system, and therefore the separation policy shouldn’t be implemented, NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff reported in his book Separated: Inside an American Tragedy.
The administration also knew separation would traumatize these children for life. Still, they forged ahead in an attempt to shock Congress into limiting immigration into the United States. “They put politics ahead of humanity,” Soboroff told me in an interview in July. “This was a show of force.” And migrant families continue to pay the price.
Is there enough graft, double-dealing, and self-interested chicanery in the Trump administration to publish this column every week? Only time — and Trump — will tell. (But we feel pretty confident.) Presenting this week’s installment of the Trump Corruption Index.
Kushner Companies’ properties have a history of underperforming, and yet the company received an incredibly sweet deal from the government-backed lender Freddie Mac last year, according to a new ProPublica and WNYC investigation. While the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was not involved in the deal, his sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, was. The family company received an almost record-breaking loan under uncommonly favorable terms, including being able “to make lower monthly payments and borrow more money than was typical for similar loans,” the investigation reads. …
What is it with men whipping their dicks out uninvited? We learned Monday that the New Yorker suspended Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating during a Zoom work meeting. A rift has since opened among media types, between those who rightly condemn Toobin’s actions, and those who defend him by claiming “everyone” masturbates and there are “graver sins” than what he did.
But masturbating during a work meeting is not accidental, or something “everyone” does. It is sexual harassment. Consider this: Why didn’t he go to the bathroom? Toobin was deliberate in his actions, and has only apologized for thinking his camera was off.
These apologists are wrong. By jerking off during the meeting, Toobin created a hostile work environment and should face the consequences.