FROM Jennifer Chacón
Where is the legal line for states wanting to buck the feds on immigration? The Justice Department’s lawsuit against California targets three laws the state legislature passed last year to protect young undocumented immigrants. In Sacramento today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the state laws protect criminals, make communities less safe, endanger law enforcement, and that they’re ultimately unconstitutional. He was met by protests.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.