Our glorious "president," perhaps under the influence of Melania (who turns out to have a heart), said he'll "sign something" to fix the horror he has created on the border, then signed an executive order that may or may not clean up the disaster. As a public service, let me suggest something else for him to sign: his acceptance of Stephen Miller's resignation.
This obscene family separation on the border is the brainchild of the child brain of Miller, a "senior adviser" to the "president." Miller is a thirty-something whiz kid, but in his brain, he is still a high school senior (hence the "senior adviser"), delighting in trolling everyone around him. This piece in the New York Times lays out how Miller and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III are having the time of their lives creating this cruel chaos.
Miller is no more than a high school prankster stalking the halls of the White House. He should use that brain of his to reflect on how his great-grandparents came here from Belarus, to flee anti-Semitic pogroms. As my friend Sol Wachtler points out, in writing about Miller, a pogrom is a particularly virulent form of gang violence, and gang violence in their home countries is exactly what the parents of these children have been fleeing. But Miller and Sessions no longer consider escaping from gang violence a valid reason for seeking asylum. Miller and the "president" want immigrants to have high levels of skill. If that were the rule when his great-grandparents wanted to come here, with little money and no discernible eminence, they'd have been stuck in Belarus and in great peril.
If Melania is truly influencing her husband, the "president," she should be whispering in his ear that it's time for Miller to return to his first love: unemployment.
First in my class in Officer Candidate School. Late to the conclusion that our attitude toward the military is idolatrous.