Fire Jeff Sessions . . . as the boss of immigration judges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington on April 25, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

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A slew of new directives from Attorney General Jeff Sessions have spurred calls to finally make immigration judges truly independent.


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Better economic opportunities for modest and middle-class earners should be a primary goal for both parties.


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Trump’s (mis)understanding of the most rudimentary rules of trade and foreign policy has him wielding a blunt cudgel where a sophisticated tool is needed.


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Allegations of sexual misconduct shouldn’t be accepted as true simply because they are made by a woman.

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