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Jeff Sessions news and analysis from The Nation
May 12, 2017
Welcome to the ‘War On Drugs,’ Redux
Punishing low-level drug offenders is back in style. Thanks a lot, Jeff Sessions.
May 10, 2017
Comey’s Firing Is Worse Than the Saturday Night Massacre
At least during Watergate officials inside the administration refused to collude with Nixon’s orders.
May 10, 2017
Trump Fires Comey, Putting the Country ‘On the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis’
The decision makes a mockery of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recusal from the Russia investigation and should prompt his impeachment.
May 5, 2017
Another Black Boy Was Killed by Police. Will Justice Be Done This Time?
Every time a black person dies at the hands of a police officer, there’s a glimmer of hope that the police will be held accountable. Almost every time, that hope is in vain.
April 20, 2017
The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime
He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.
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April 13, 2017
President Bannon Is Dead, Long Live President Cohn
Donald Trump has finally pivoted—right into a full embrace of Goldman Sachs economics.
April 12, 2017
Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Is Closing, But Will Life for Undocumented Immigrants in Maricopa County Really Change?
Maricopa County’s new sheriff says he’ll still work with ICE to detain immigrants suspected of being deportable.
April 11, 2017
A Big Win for Voting Rights in Texas and a Big Loss for Trump
Rebuking Jeff Sessions, a federal court rules that Texas’s voter-ID law intentionally discriminated against minority voters.
March 6, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Has Not Stopped Fighting Injustice Just Because He’s Stopped Kneeling
The scathing criticism aimed at Colin Kaepernick for ending his protests of the national anthem is hypocrisy writ large.
March 3, 2017
Everything Trump Did in His 6th Week That Really Matters
Behind the scenes, a lot happened this week at several federal agencies.