No Rest for the Wicked

There are just too many headlines today, so we’re going to tackle them one by one in a News Blast. And, for the sake of addressing the elephant in the room, we’ll begin with the most terrifying.

Our president has once again used Twitter to threaten international violence, this time against Syria and Russia in response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma this past weekend.

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With tensions at an all time high between the U.S. and Russia (the president has said it’s worse than during the Cold War), this latest development could be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel’s back.

A cold war is one thing, though — a hot one is an entirely different beast.

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Jane Doe’s Keeper

Scott Lloyd, the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services has been using his position to collect personal information from pregnant minors in his custody in order to push his conservative, pro-life agenda.

Lloyd has issued orders to his staff requiring them to submit a weekly spreadsheet detailing the number of pregnant unaccompanied minors that have requested an abortion as well as how far along they are in their pregnancy.The longtime anti-abortionist uses the information to target these individuals and connect them with “life-affirming” organizations.

By definition, this man’s job is to oversee the Refugee Resettlement program which is supposed to provide assistance to applicants for refugee status.

He also, however, is responsible for any and all undocumented minors who enter the U.S., which gives him the opportunity to carry out his biased agenda against some of the most vulnerable and marginalized people in this country.

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