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Cyber Report Wins Best Blog at LA Press Club Awards
Southern California Journalism Awards

Cyber Report Wins Best Blog at LA Press Club Awards

At this evening’s virtual Southern California Journalism Awards, the Los Angeles Press Club named Cyber Report the best individual blog for its post: “Six Things to Know About Devin Nunes’ Bizarre Lawsuit Against Twitter and a Tweeting Cow”. The judges noted: Well-written and well-researched overview and presentation of facts. Thank you for not overusing “legalese” … Continue reading

George Conway’s Parting Thoughts: Trump Deserves To Be Defeated and Held In Infamy and Contempt for Eternity.
2020 Election / donald trump / Trump Administration

George Conway’s Parting Thoughts: Trump Deserves To Be Defeated and Held In Infamy and Contempt for Eternity.

As the open rebellion of 15-year old Claudia Conway from her notable parents – White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway – spilled into threats of seeking emancipation, both parents announced plans to step back from their political engagements to focus on their family. Kellyanne Conway announced she was leaving the … Continue reading

First Four DHS Secretaries Condemn Trump’s “Personal Militia”
Black Lives Matter / donald trump / First Amendment / homeland security / Trump Administration

First Four DHS Secretaries Condemn Trump’s “Personal Militia”

As President Trump has deployed federal paramilitary personnel to Portland (only to escalate the conflict) and is threatening to send them to other “Democrat cities”, the first four Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security have come forward to denounce Trump’s move. Former Secretary Tom Ridge The Department of Homeland Security created under President George … Continue reading

Portland: Tales from the Front Line of the Slide Towards Fascism
Black Lives Matter / Civil Rights / Constitution / donald trump / Fascism / First Amendment / homeland security / Trump Administration

Portland: Tales from the Front Line of the Slide Towards Fascism

Participants/citizen journalists are relaying what is truly happening on the streets in Portland, as the Wall of Moms that formed to protect Black Lives Matter protestors from Trump’s paramilitary force have been joined by walls of Dads, Veterans, Nurses, and Lawyers.  One of the reports, from Maureen Healy, an injured historian and mom, provides a … Continue reading

The Senate Has a Choice – Honor John Lewis or Edmund Pettus
Civil Rights / Civil War / Confederacy / Congressional Republicans / Racism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Republican Party / Voting Rights Act

The Senate Has a Choice – Honor John Lewis or Edmund Pettus

On Sunday, March 7, 1965, a young 25-year-old civil rights activist began crossing Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge (named after a former Confederate general, Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan and U.S. Senator) where he was brutally beaten and his skull fractured for the simple act of marching for voting rights.  John Lewis later stated, … Continue reading

Truthographics is Back
donald trump / News / Trump Administration

Truthographics is Back

After being dormant since 2016, in light of the wealth of great fact-checking content out there, Truthographics is back.  I have decided to post the best anti-Trump and anti-GOP content from now until the election.  This includes MSNBC’s fact-check of Trump’s Corona Virus Taskforce Briefing (absent the Taskforce) today. You can access Truthographics using the … Continue reading

Portland – This is How It Starts
2020 Election / Black Lives Matter / Civil Rights / Constitution / donald trump / Fascism / First Amendment / homeland security / Racism / Trump Administration

Portland – This is How It Starts

History often happens away from center stage.  So it is now in Portland, Oregon, our nation’s 26th largest city, where President Trump has engaged in a test run on the use of camouflaged paramilitary forces not to keep the peace but to incite and instill fear.  Trump declared, “we’ve done a great job in Portland,” … Continue reading

COVID-19 Diary (July 6): The Reckoning Has Arrived
2020 Election / Canada / COVID-19 / donald trump / European Politics / Mexico / Trump Administration

COVID-19 Diary (July 6): The Reckoning Has Arrived

If a picture can speak a thousand words, so can a graph. A Chart Tells a Tragic Story If a picture can speak a thousand words, so can a graph. This one graph crystalized the epic failure of the Trump’s administration’s non-response to the spread of the coronavirus.   In March, both the United States and … Continue reading

NYT’s The America We Need: Proposals for a Government for the People
Campaign Finance / D.C. Voting Rights / DC Voting Rights / Rebuilding America / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

NYT’s The America We Need: Proposals for a Government for the People

In April, the New York Times editorial board noted that while the coronavirus pandemic has reminded the American people that we are “all in it together,” it also has displayed “how dangerously far they are apart”.  In this crisis, however, was a chance to build a better America.  This was even before the George Floyd … Continue reading

NYT’s The America We Need: Proposals for a Stronger Safety Net
Budget Cuts / COVID-19 / Health Care Reform / housing / Rebuilding America / veterans

NYT’s The America We Need: Proposals for a Stronger Safety Net

In April, the New York Times editorial board noted that while the coronavirus pandemic has reminded the American people that we are “all in it together,” it also has displayed “how dangerously far they are apart”.  In this crisis, however, was a chance to build a better America.  This was even before the George Floyd … Continue reading

NYT’s The America We Need: Proposals for Creating Opportunity for Children
Broadband Deployment / Education / Environment / housing / Infrastructure / Racism / Rebuilding America

NYT’s The America We Need: Proposals for Creating Opportunity for Children

In April, the New York Times editorial board noted that while the coronavirus pandemic has reminded the American people that we are “all in it together,” it also has displayed “how dangerously far they are apart”.  In this crisis, however, was a chance to build a better America.  This was even before the George Floyd … Continue reading

A Somber Yet Hopeful Independence Day: Let Freedom Ring
American History / Civil Rights / COVID-19 / DC Voting Rights / donald trump / native americans / Puerto Rico / Trump Administration

A Somber Yet Hopeful Independence Day: Let Freedom Ring

A Somber Yet Hopeful Independence Day: Let Freedom Ring Published in OpEdNews (July 4, 2020) On this Independence Day 2020, we stand as a nation somber and reflective after months of semi-isolation for many as a deadly virus punishes us for mere acts of humanity. As we look out, we see division after the death … Continue reading

America Must Address the Stain of Slavery and Institutional Racism
Civil Rights / Civil War / donald trump / Racism / Trump Administration

America Must Address the Stain of Slavery and Institutional Racism

The George Floyd murder and protests have revealed our nation’s failure to address systemic racism.  This may stem from a lack of understanding (or willful ignorance) of our tortured history on race. Below is my Twitter thread addressing this topic by responding to a friend who questioned why should he be burdened by the sin … Continue reading

COVID-19 Diary (May 14): The Magical Thinking of a President Who Lacks Every Necessary Quality for Leadership
COVID-19 / donald trump / Trump Administration

COVID-19 Diary (May 14): The Magical Thinking of a President Who Lacks Every Necessary Quality for Leadership

On a day when Trump’s magical thinking was on full display, as he dismissed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warnings about reopening schools too soon presumably based on his superior knowledge or mere desire that it simply not be true; Wednesday’s 11th Hour with Brian Williams paired Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robison and former Republican operative Steve Schmidt for … Continue reading