Tag Archives: Congress

The Senate isn’t sequestered. Note on the impeachment and protest

One hundred US senators, the sort-of jurors in the impending sort-of trial of Donald Trump, live in the world. Unlike impaneled jurors in other high profile trials, they are free to read newspapers, appear on television, consider evidence and factors … Continue reading

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Blame

Federal workers ARE protesting the month-plus shutdown of part of the government. The image at right is of hundreds assembling for 33 minutes of silent protest in the Senate office building. The protesters held paper plates, calling for the end … Continue reading

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The DREAM returns

The Trump administration’s decision to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will unleash a world of trouble, and resurrect Dreamer politics. It’s most intense and threatening for the 800,000 recipients, their families, friends, neighbors, and employers, but the … Continue reading

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Taxes and science

When large demonstrations work, they change the conversations afterward. Assembling in Washington DC–and elsewhere–occupies space in mainstream and social media even when the demonstrators have gone home. Last week’s tax march, which turned out tens of thousands across scores of … Continue reading

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More airport protest consequences; a dissent channel

The conditions that help protest movements grow also generate institutional efforts at resistance. So, sorting out the impact of protest on policy is tough. Scholars generally want to employ tight measures of protest movements (the number or size of demonstrations, … Continue reading

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Notes on how protest works, the travel ban

Protest matters, but not by itself, and usually not quickly. The massive Women’s March and the miraculous airport protests haven’t yet triumphed: the president remains committed to restricting Muslim access to the United States and rolling back reproductive rights…among other … Continue reading

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What these protests do…

Young people, particularly in places that didn’t support Donald Trump, continue to protest his election. (Below, you can see high school students in San Francisco marching.) Two months before his inauguration, it’s worthwhile to think about just what these demonstrations … Continue reading

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