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News & Views | Monday, June 18, 2018

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child and agents Immigrant Rights Advocates Mark Father's Day With Vigil at Facility for Migrant Children Torn From Parents
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer
As families across the United States celebrated Father's Day on Sunday, immigrants and advocates held a vigil at the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in South McAllen, Texas to express support for children who were torn from their asylum-seeking parents at the Southern border and are now being held in the facility.
Kathy Kraninger Outrage After White House Vows New CFPB Nominee Will Continue Mulvaney's Efforts to Gut Agency
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer
After the White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump will nominate Kathy Kraninger to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), critics blasted her as "unqualified" and warned that if confirmed, she will likely continue Acting Director Mick Mulvaney's efforts to defang the agency.
Debate Praise for Progressive 'Torchbearer' Ocasio-Cortez's Takedown of 'Career Politician' Crowley
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Progressives praised U.S. House primary candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—"a torchbearer for the progressive movement"—for her performance Friday night in a debate against Rep. Joe Crowley, a powerful player in the Democratic Party's establishment and longtime representative for New York's 14th District.
Yemeni women and girls Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Ignoring international aid groups' warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea port city Saturday, reportedly seizing control of an airport.

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 father and son from Honduras This Father's Day, Let's Be Worthy of Our Children
by Steven Singer
A country that doesn't respect the rights of parents—even if those parents aren't documented U.S. citizens—has no right to pretend it values fatherhood or motherhood.
Leslie Cockburn We Should Be Excited About the Bottom-Up Wins in Virginia's Primaries
by Laura Flanders
A certain handshake in Singapore dominated the news June 12, so you might have missed Virginia's Democratic primaries. Call me crazy, but I put more faith in Anthony Flaccavento and Leslie Cockburn than in any part of that Singapore handshake.
bank protest "They're Different From Us": The Profiteers of Prejudice
by Roy Eidelson
When the 1% encourage prejudice and discrimination, they're prioritizing the preservation of their tremendous material advantages over the creation of a more equal and more decent society
U.S. forces Does the Burns/Novick Vietnam Documentary Deserve an Emmy?
by Doug Rawlings
The war was never "begun in good faith." It was never just a "mistake." It was, from the beginning and throughout, a morally depraved undertaking.
A restaurant employee cleans a table. I've Worked for Tips for Most of My Life. It's Time to Pay Us the Minimum Wage
by Kate Davidson
Initiative 77 could help us. I've seen it first-hand. So, me? I'm voting yes.
baby mom Would God Really Snatch a Suckling Baby From Its Mother's Breast?
by Leonard Pitts Jr.
Trump's evil border policy is a look-the-other-way, not-my-fault species of moral putrefaction brought to you by the most ostentatiously Christian political party in one of the most noisily Christian nations on Earth.

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