Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Her job was to translate this trauma into straightforward, typed-out narratives that can be used as evidence in a longstanding federal case. The rules were clear. O'Gorman, who teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University, and others were there to document, not to interfere. They told the mothers and children they weren't their lawyers. The information they took down could be submitted to a judge, who could order enforcement if the conditions were bad enough. Scholars spend their careers in studious observation. The word "academic" has an inescapable connotation: theoretical, not consequential. But in the Trump era, chaotic politics and shocking indecencies have prompted some scholars to question whether they can simply stand by and watch. In Texas, a cohort of scholars were there to document, but the desperation they witnessed hit parts of them that lay deeper than their academic personas. It would force them to decide: Should they act?

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This is what Rs voted for. "Get over it" as they say. But remember it come election time.

#1 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-10-19 02:10 PM | Reply

The Nazis would be proud of the actions of our current government.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-10-19 02:15 PM | Reply

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