Week In Review June 9, 2017
James Comey's hearing was a highly anticipated event. It seemed like everyone this week was talking about "the Comey hearings." There were even Comey watch parties across the country.
Comey showed himself to be a dedicated public servant, committed to the serious responsibilities of his job regardless of politics. He was put in a compromising position with the President. It all seemed straightforward. Then charges started flying; Trump supporters started calling people liars. Once again we were left wondering how the world could look so different from the same vantage point.
It seems Trump uses chaos to distract us from his dangerous policies. While we were all consumed with the hearings, the House voted to rollback regulations for Wall Street (Dodd-Frank). These regulations were enacted to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. This week Trump named Valerie Huber, a prominent leader of the abstinence-only-until-marriage movement to help run the HHS office Office of Adolescent Health. We are still trying to assess the environmental and political damage from pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
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