Our National Labor Relations Board (or NLRB) rules that San Francisco janitors broke the law by picketing in front of their place of employment. By what labyrinthine reasoning did they arrive at this conclusion? By concluding that the janitors really worked for one of the subcontractors their workplace used to get workers -- and thus the janitors were picketing the "wrong" place! But given that the NLRB's attempt to repeal the joint-employer standard (which should have saved the janitors from this particular chunk of Kafkaesque fecality) hasn't been finalized yet, the courts may yet have the last word.
Hoo boy, our President thinks he can simply issue an executive order to deny birthright citizenship to those children of undocumented immigrants born on American soil. Personally I think the 14th Amendment refutes that notion so clearly even Chief Justice Roberts would disagree with our President, but then our President probably doesn't care whether his gambit works or not -- his gambit will inflame the flammable yet again, and that's the only thing he's good at. Like that's a thing to brag about! Yeah, that setting a pile of kerosene-drenched rags on fire, I was aces at that. Sadly, inflaming the flammable (though, as I've said many times, the flammable don't constitute more than 25% of the electorate) remains our President's best midterm strategy.
Alex Ward at Vox informs us what sending a military force to the border to meet the coming "caravan" will mean, i.e., very little. Soldiers won't be able to confront or detain immigrants (because that'd be illegal!), but they'll be able to help Border Patrol agents get to their destinations more quickly and give medical attention to whomever needs it. So, our President wants to issue an executive order he almost certainly can't enforce and is sending the military to our border to do things they can't do -- are you sensing a theme here?
Jim Hightower describes, in considerable detail, the Republican party's efforts to suppress the vote over the last decade or so. Mr. Hightower takes six paragraphs reminding you (and we don't get reminded enough of this) that efforts to actually prosecute voter fraud have yielded bupkus as far as results -- Kris Kobach, who's gotten quite rich off his efforts to find voter fraud, found a total of nine fraudulent voters in eight years as Kansas's Secretary of State. Mr. Hightower's list of actual vote suppression tactics, while fairly comprehensive, does leave off the notorious Interstate Crosscheck, which I bet does more than anything else to de-register folks without their knowing it until Election Day.
Finally, in a peripherally-related note, Administration press secretary Sarah Sanders says our President won the 2016 election "by an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans," though virtually everyone who isn't willfully ignorant knows Mrs. Clinton won almost 66 million votes. They just keep lying; what else can they do? If we were a little more arithmetic-literate in America, we would also see that 63 million people isn't a majority (let alone an "overwhelming" majority!) of just about anything, not in a nation of 200 million registered voters. "63 million," in this context, is just a scare number, and we must expose all scare numbers.