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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press as he departs the White House January 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to travel to New Orleans today to address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 07: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, attends a rally with Angel Families on the East Front of the Capitol, to highlight crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the U.S., on September 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press as he departs the White House January 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to travel to New Orleans today to address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 5: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) walks to the Senate floor for a cloture vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 51-49 in a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
In this Tuesday, January 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border on Tuesday January 8, 2019 in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, participates in a news conference on bipartisan legislation to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and border security on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Trump, the Wall and … well yes.. Hitler

I’ve always resisted comparisons between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump and between Trump’s election and the onset of fascism.  Trump is not plotting genocide. The geopolitics are entirely different.  But as I was recently reading Volker Ullrich’s terrific biography of Hitler (Hitler: The Ascent, 1889-1939), I was reminded of a certain similarity between the men, and it’s relevant to the current battle over the border wall. Read More

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hold a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
on September 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
People attend a vigil in memory of Jakelin Caal a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody. Los Angeles, California on December 17, 2018. Jakelin Caal and her dad were part of a group of migrants who crossed illegally from Mexico into the United States and turned themselves in to Border Patrol. Shortly after being taken into custody, Caal began having seizures and went into cardiac arrest and later died.  (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20:  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen looks at her papers while testifing to a House Judiciary Committee  on Capitol Hill, December 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony about oversight of the department.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
CBP Orders Medical Checks After Second Child In Custody Dies
UNITED STATES - APRIL 18: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before a House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing in Rayburn Building on FY2019 Budget for OMB on April 18, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) and House Majority Leader Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) leave after making a statement to the press following a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House December 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump will not sign a stopgap spending bill because it does not contain border wall funding, Republican lawmakers said Thursday, dramatically escalating chances of a government shutdown before Christmas. Trump's rejection comes just one day before funding expires for key government agencies and sent lawmakers scrambling for a new compromise, although Democrats have stood firm saying they will not support a spending measure that funds Trump's wall on the US-Mexico border. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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