Did you know that Anne Frank, whose Diary ultimately became so famous, was denied entry to the U.S.? Read about that — and this America First cartoon by Dr. Seuss — at Snopes.com. Both tellingly on point all these years later, as we reject Syrian refugees who’ve already been through extreme vetting.
(Meanwhile, I wonder what little Anne Frank might have had to say about Jews being removed from the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement. Sean Spicer explains why we’re being ridiculous to criticize this — a child of a Holocaust survivor helped draft it, he tells us. But others think generalizing the tragedy — there were lots of victims, not just Jews — is more in the style of Breitbart and alt-right nationalists.)
And wait! Before you go . . .
This is pretty amazing. Notice #4, the decimation of the State Department; #5, Trump’s having already filed for reelection; and #6, the possibility that he now owns 19% of Russian oil giant Rosneft.
I like to think this is all bogus. Given whom we’re dealing with here, I’m not at all certain that will prove to be the case.
Quote of the Day
It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.~Bill Clinton
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