Law Professor's Advice to House Democrats: Arrest Rudy Giuliani

“House Democrats need to think outside the box, Chafetz argues. “The House should instead put back on the table the option of using its sergeant-at-arms to arrest contemnors—as the person in violation of the order is called—especially when an individual, like Rudy Giuliani, is not an executive branch official,” Chaftez writes. Chafetz acknowledges that the move was extreme, but said that the net benefits of taking things to that level would outweigh the possible negatives of such an action and allow for the House to open the door to other punitive actions seen as less radical. “The House arresting someone would be explosive and clearly should not be undertaken lightly,” says Chafetz. “But the very explosiveness of it would be a way for the House to signal the seriousness of White House obstructionism to the public.”” (jn)
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Mark Zuckerberg Hosted Dinners With Tucker Carlson, Lindsey Graham: Report

Orwellian future it here “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting a series of confidential dinners with conservative politicians and pundits, Politico reports. Earlier this year, Zuckerberg dined with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), an outspoken critic of Facebook who insinuated during a congressional hearing last year that the company is a monopoly. Zuckerberg also reportedly met with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who said in May that the Silicon Valley tycoon is “prescribing which political opinions you’re allowed to hold,” and is a major contributor to “the death of free speech in America.” Carlson declined to comment on whether he has since sat down with the CEO.”
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Inequality Is Literally Killing Us

“What do the folks at the U.S. Census Bureau do between the census they run every 10 years? All sorts of annual surveys, on everything from housing costs to retail sales. The most depressing of these — at least this century — may be the sampling that looks at the incomes average Americans are earning. The latest Census Bureau income stats, released in mid-September, show that most Americans are running on a treadmill, getting nowhere fast. The nation’s median households pocketed 2.3 percent fewer real dollars in 2018 than they earned in 2000. America’s most affluent households have no such problem. Real incomes for the nation’s top 5 percent of earners have increased 13 percent since 2000, to an average $416,520. The new Census numbers don’t tell us how much our top 1 percent is pulling down. But IRS tax return data shows that top 1 percenters are now pulling down over 20 percent of all household income — essentially triple their share from a half-century ago. Should we care about any…