It’s hard not to watch Republicans own themselves in public, again, even as the clock ticks down the hours until the government shuts down due to their dysfunction. But for a moment, let’s talk about a branch of the government that is actually doing something for The People.
Supposedly, we have these three branches of government to to ensure the government is effective and citizens’ rights are protected. Insert sad joke here. But one branch is doing something to protect citizens’ rights, and predictably, it’s the executive branch; the lone branch of government that is still reliably doing its part of the job of functioning effectively and protecting citizens’ rights.
In these perilous times as antisemitic incidents have hit the “highest level ever recorded” according to an Anti-Defamation League audit, the Biden-Harris administration has already taken over 100 actions to specifically address antisemitism. In addition, Thursday morning the Administration announced that for the first time, federal agencies are making it clear in writing that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “prohibits certain forms of antisemitic, Islamophobic, and related forms of discrimination in federally funded programs and activities,” according to a White House fact sheet.
The Administration will ready staff at eight…