News Roundup: Spring break, a clockwork crisis, and tracking Biden’s promises

News Roundup: Spring break, a clockwork crisis, and tracking Biden’s promises

Today’s news features another pandemic-ignoring spring break in Florida. It also featured a heavy helping of the newest media obsession, another “crisis” on the southern border of the sort that conservatives discover with clockwork regularity and media outlets desperate for both sides rhetoric promote with an eagerness that comes very close to outright groveling.

That much of the current narrative is unsubtly premised on the supposed neutrality of a choice between continuing to violate international human rights doctrines (as the last administration did with vigor) or retreating from those policies shows how close to the surface America’s fascist tendencies remain—and how impossibly vapid our national political press continues to be. We cannot all be Edward R. Murrow, but perhaps our most staid punditry could crib a bit less transparently from Shark Week?

Stories you may have missed:

‘Ron DeSantis is at fault’: Lack of leadership leads to spring break public health threat in Miami

‘You care about immigrants?’: Dems call out GOP hypocrisy and media enabling

Tracking Biden’s promises to Black America: His COVID-19 relief plan does not disappoint

Rep. Grace Meng addresses Texas congressman’s xenophobic comments in emotional video

These are the people who died in the Atlanta spa shootings and the lives they left behind

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Here are some basic facts being left out. – The current spike in apprehensions began last year. – 72% of all people apprehended at the border are still being expelled. – Unaccompanied kids haven’t been expelled since November. – Family apprehensions are <50% of 2019 levels.

— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) March 21, 2021

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