Trump’s impeachment wish. The Atlantic’s David Frum on the president’s racist tweets suggesting progressive lawmakers born in the U.S. go back where they came from: “He cannot refrain from behaving so outrageously that he drives his opponents toward impeachment.”
■ Trump’s doubling down on his original hateful remarks …
■ … which The Washington Post reports have revolted politicians around the world.
■ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s showing that “his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.” (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
■ The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American refugees.
■ CNN’s Brian Stelter reviews journalism’s tepid response to Trump’s racism.
■ And from prominent Republicans (as of Monday morning): Crickets.
■ Author Paul Slansky: “I thought I hated Nixon. I thought I hated Reagan. I thought I hated Bush and Cheney. In fact, I had no idea what the word meant.”
ICE on ice? At least through early today in Chicago, Trump’s threatened U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids had (again) yet to materialize …
■ … and they failed to show in other cities, too …
■ … not unlike the similarly missing-in-action Humboldt Park Lagoon alligator, the hunt for which has prompted closure of half the park.
Wanted. Chicago Police are hunting these two people in connection with a fatal stabbing on the CTA Red Line Saturday afternoon.
■ Lyft failed to report a driver accused in an assault; a month later, the Sun-Times reports, he was accused of murder while working for Uber.
A stereotype-busting walk. The Sun-Times editorial board sings the praises of guided tours through Chicago’s often-portrayed-as-troubled West Side Lawndale neighborhood.
■ A new study finds a “staggering” number of Chicago kids exposed to violence.
Priest pulled. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has relieved a priest of responsibilities at two South Side parishes because of accusations he sexually abused someone in 1997.
■ A Catholic Church in Pilsen held its final mass yesterday …
■ … setting the stage for a fight over what happens to the building next.
Prime unrest. As Amazon rolls out its annual Prime Day sales promotion, some of the company’s warehouse workers went on strike.
■ Ars Technica on Amazon hype: Beware discounts on products that haven’t sold at suggested retail prices for months, and products whose prices were artificially raised before the sale.
■ Consumer Reports: Check prices at other stores before buying …
■ … but USA Today found some real bargains on Apple and Amazon products.
It started as a joke … But a Facebook group for mustering a crowdsourced raid on the Air Force’s mysterious Area 51 has gathered hundreds of thousands of members and triggered a serious response from the government.
■ The group’s “official pack list” includes “your friend Kyle.”
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■ And thanks to many (many) readers who called foul on the comparison above of Rahm Emanuel to Donald Trump.
* … who’s added ABC News to the list of organizations that will be paying him to spew words.