Yale Law Students, Alumni Condemn School’s Support of Kavanaugh

Yale Law School may be proud to add another Supreme Court Justice to its long list of alumni, but many others do not share the sentiment.

After the school shared a press release lauding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, over 200 students, staff members, and alumni of Yale Law School signed an open letter condemning the press release and calling on the school to rescind its support.

“We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater,” the letter begins.

Source: Yale Law Students, Alumni Condemn School’s Support of Kavanaugh | Fortune

UN Report: America’s Poor Becoming more Destitute under Trump

Things will only get worse under this madman occupying the White House. But both parties deserve blame for decades of declining standard of living for the 99 percent:

Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US.

“The United States, one of the world’s richest nations and the “land of opportunity,” is fast becoming a champion of inequality,” the report concluded.

The Trump administration has slammed the UN report, arguing the organization should instead focus on poverty in the third world.

…More than 5 million Americans live in third world conditions also known as “absolute poverty,” according to the report.

In Lowndes County, Alabama, the report found residents lacked basic sewage systems. Unable to afford a septic tank some people constructed their own homemade sewerage lines using PVC piping.

The UN study also found 19 out of 55 people tested in Alabama had hookworm. It’s a disease typically found in developing countries, one that was thought to have been eradicated in the US in the 1980s.

While the issue is not new, the problem is becoming more dire under the Trump administration according to the UN.

60% Of House Democrats Vote For A Defense Budget Even Bigger Than Trump’s

Are we shocked? Really? Because both parties represent the military-industrial-complex:

For the 2017 fiscal year that ends on September 30, the Obama budget called for $582.7 billion, which included a base budget of $523.9 billion and the “overseas contingency operations (OCO) budget” of $58.8 billion. The Trump administration wanted to add about $54 billion. As the Defense Department’s own budget numbers showed, it requested $574.5 billion in base budget and $64.6 billion in OCO for a total of $639.1 billion.

Ah, the pikers. Today, the House passed a $696.5 billion defense bill that makes Trump’s look positively reasonable in comparison.

There have been indications the House would insist on more spending than the White House did. The final vote by party is — or maybe it’s should be — surprising. A huge number of Democrats voted for the measure.

There are currently 240 Republicans and 194 Democrats in the body, with 1 vacancy. Out of the Republicans, 227 voted in favor and 8 voted against this bill, making 230, with 10 apparently missing in action. Of the 194 Democrats, 117 voted for the bill and 73 voted against, with 4 not voting. In other words, of the party that supposedly opposes rampant military spending and the Trump administration, 60% voted for this bill.

Trump reportedly gave out his personal cell phone number to world leaders and US officials ‘had no idea’ he was making calls

This man has no concern for national security:

President Donald Trump reportedly gave out his personal cell phone number to foreign leaders shortly after taking office and shocked White House officials when a summary of a conversation was released without their knowledge.White House aides who were unaware Trump had spoken to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were startled after Canadian officials released a summary of a conversation in April 2017, according to a Washington Post report published on Friday.”We had no idea what happened,” a senior US official told The Post.During the call, Trudeau reportedly objected to Trump’s and his administration’s claims of a trade imbalance between the two countries.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Shoots Down Trump’s Space Force

Do I need to mention the Wall Street Journal is owned by the same person who owns FOX News?

President Trump has become “fixated” on the idea of a new military branch for space and appears to be ignoring legitimate arguments for why the plan should not move forward at this time, the Wall Street Journal editorial board cautioned in its July 4 editorial titled, “Houston, We Have a Space Force.”

“This plan is not ready for the launchpad, even if Mr. Trump is right about the threat,” the board wrote.

Ghostwriter For ‘Art Of The Deal’: Donald Trump Is Incapable Of Reading A Book

One day after Donald Trump wrote a misspelled tweet bragging about his writing abilities, the ghostwriter for his best selling book The Art Of The Dealshot back — saying Trump is incapable of even reading a book.

On Monday, Trump took to Twitter to bash the critics who took on his frequent misspellings and grammatically incorrect tweets, defending his abilities in a post that also had some misspellings. In response, writer and longtime Trump critic Tony Schwartz said that Trump is not only unable to write, he can’t read very well either.

Source: Donald Trump Is Incapable Of Reading A Book, Ghostwriter For ‘Art Of The Deal’ Claims

Trump’s White House Is Losing Staff at Record Numbers

Like shameless, self-preserving rats fleeing a racist sinking ship, staffers are exiting the Trump White House in record numbers, according to an Associated Press analysis of the administration’s just-released 2018 financial disclosure forms.

Per the AP, 141 staffers who were working in the Trump administration on June 30th of last year are no longer there 365 days later.

That 37% turnover rate marks a record high, which looks even worse as you delve deeper into the data. As the White House Transitions Project noted following the release of this year’s financial disclosure forms, Trump has the highest overall turnover of any recent president at this point in his tenure. A whopping 61% of his top staffers have left since the start of his presidency—a turnover rate nearly 20% higher than the next most-abandoned president, Bill Clinton, who had a 42% turnover rate. (President George W. Bush had the lowest rate with just 5% turnover during his first 17 months in office)

Source: Trump’s White House Is Losing Staff at Record Numbers