Pompeo Didn't Want to Piss Off Defense Contractors by Calling Off the War in Yemen

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning on the internal deliberation process that led Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to certify to Congress that “the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians” in Yemen, allowing the US to…

Stephen Miller's Latest Immigration Scheme Is Already Hurting Immigrants and Their Children

The Trump administration’s assault on the poor and on immigrants are distinct campaigns to exacerbate the suffering and cruelty already doled out by the government to marginalized groups—campaigns that often intersect. Politico reported yesterday that one policy proposal aimed at both groups—making it more difficult…

Trump Official Who Spent His Tenure Shilling for Private Prisons Gets New Job Working for One

Private prison corporations are very happy with the investment they’ve made in President Trump: Earlier this year, the CEO of CoreCivic told investors Trump’s administration has created the “most robust kind of sales environment” they’ve seen in a decade. Business is booming, after all, with ICE arresting twice as…