Lost Children and Found Idiots

If you love something, they say, let it go. If it comes back to you, it was your long-suffering and traumatized trading partner, Mexico.

Our so-called president — who is to presidents what Skyline is to chili — continues to demonstrate that his only impulse in affairs both domestic and foreign is a blind, blundering malice. He seems determined to tank an improbably successful economy with pointless tariffs (also known as “taxes”). He has bullied Mexico once again, for the sake of humiliation or maybe just distraction.

As always, the cruelty is the point.

We see it in so many ways — the deliberately manufactured “migrant crisis” that is robbing children not only of parents, but of education, healthcare, and recreation, just for the hell of it. The vulnerable immigrants shaken down in the shadows by people who hold all the legal, financial, and political cards. (The Latino USA story below is must-read.)

However, it’s not all bleak. Emma Boettcher successfully slew the smirking monster Holzhauer; writers are unionizing and going on strike; and perhaps Trump’s reelection chances are less rosy than we suppose. And it’s Pride month, so that’s… something?

Here is this week’s round-up of the must-reads from the web: