America’s Power Couple: Samantha Power Fights Atrocities, Cass Sunstein Defends Child Labor

These two things happened in the same week.

On Monday, Obama rolled out his Atrocities Prevention Board. While in reality, this appears an excuse to sanction Israel’s enemies, in theory at least, it’s an initiative to find alternative tools to prevent the massacres of women and … children.

Obama put Samantha Power in charge of this effort.

On Thursday, Obama’s Labor Department withdrew rules designed to prevent kids under the age of 16 from being paid to perform dangerous farm jobs.

Obama’s equivocations regarding imposing limits on businesses are usually attributed to Samantha Power’s husband, Cass Sunstein.

It must take a lot of effort for this power couple, working so hard to help and hurt kids all in one week.

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bmaz @ryanlcooper @Atrios I have one whippersnapper. Of course, it is full of cactus.....
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emptywheel @daveweigel Yes and its awful.
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emptywheel So apparently the Producer on this reality show kicked out the girl to make room for the blowhard to come back.
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bmaz @maxicat12 @jayrosen_nyu Never on Facebook, can't stand it. And not crazy about most changes to Twitter, but its still quite usable for now
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emptywheel @Atrios And you figured that out bc of your analytical genius? Or spent just enough time in London and Spain?
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emptywheel @Atrios I know. But what cured your neoliberalism? Getting out of grad school, or getting out of Econ altogether?
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emptywheel And because Rick Snyder handpicked EM made a fuckup that has cost MI ~$40M + $30M more, he blames Barack Obama. https://t.co/GecPIQhxmN
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bmaz @maxicat12 @jayrosen_nyu I assume it would be a preference, similar to location on or off. But who knows?
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emptywheel According to Snyder he has had to spend $67.35M (tho $30M hasn't been approved) to make up for his fuckup in Flint. https://t.co/ZjpFLQrMn3
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emptywheel @Atrios What cured you?
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emptywheel This is hearing where Clapper usu tells a lie (where he said USG doesn't wittingly collect on millions of USPs) https://t.co/UWCQYlDb0H
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emptywheel @RossleRed Pretty sure I was told by admin people at UM those two buildings were built to deter protestors, assume 3rd is the same.
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