Tabs for Thursday
Stories of interest/that I am not going to get around to writing more about. (And yes, these are really all open tabs that I want to close).
- Via the NYT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wants to Be President. Cheryl Hines Is Along for the Ride.
- Via the NYT: Colombia’s Mustard Lovers Grow Desperate Amid Saucy Shortage of Dijon.
- Via WaPo: Trump’s path to indictment: ‘Isn’t it better if there are no documents?’
- Via WaPo: Trump rejected lawyers’ efforts to avoid classified documents indictment.
- Via WaPo: Evidence in Trump’s indictment came from inside Mar-a-Lago and those hired for him.
- Via WaPo: Will Walt Nauta flip? Trump keeps valet close as question hovers over the case.
- Via the New Republic: The Right Has a Vigilante Fetish.
- Via New America: What is the Threat to the United States Today?
- Via the AP: North Carolina GOP censures Sen. Tillis for supporting LGBTQ+ rights, immigration policies.
- Via Inside Higher Ed: More Borrowers at Risk of Defaulting.
- Via the LAT: Migrants say Florida contractors pushed to get them to board planes to California. I continue to find the willingness of DeSantis and company to use human beings for political stunts to be utterly cruel and unacceptable. I recognize that these flights might be of real use to some of the migrants (since it might get them closer to where they want to be), but it seems incontrovertible that there is a foundational dishonesty to the entire process.
The contractor, along with another woman and two men, spent the afternoon walking around the church trying to recruit migrants like María to board a charter flight to California. María and other migrants said the contractors did not identify themselves beyond saying they were there to “help the migrants.”
When a Venezuelan woman told the contractors she didn’t want to go to California but was trying to get to New York, one told her that “people in California” would book her flights to New York once she landed, she said. The woman asked that her name not be used because she was unsure of the contractors’ identities and feared repercussions if they returned. Other migrants who turned down the contractors expressed similar fears.