Affirmative distraction

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions — who was denied a federal judgeship in the 1980s because a bipartisan group of senators deemed him too racist — wants to dismantle affirmative action as it applies to colleges and universities, and it’s quite possible his Justice Department will succeed. Isn’t it nice when the federal government comes to the aide of rich, white children like Jared Kushner?

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And even the president of Mexico called me — they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment.

— President Donald Trump, describing a phone call that never occurred.

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