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Christiane Amanpour: Stop Banalizing the Truth and Fight Normalization of the Unacceptable
Hate Speech / First Amendment / 2016 Election / donald trump / Alt-Right / Media Attacks

Christiane Amanpour: Stop Banalizing the Truth and Fight Normalization of the Unacceptable

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists honored Christiane Amanpour with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.  Amanpour is CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s award-winning global affairs program “Amanpour.” She is a senior adviser to CPJ, and is on the … Continue reading

RIP Janet Reno
In Memoriam

RIP Janet Reno

Janet Reno, the nation’s first woman Attorney General and one of its longest serving AGs, has died at the age of 78. Ms. Reno suffered from Parkison’s disease. Embed from Getty Images //embed.gettyimages.com/embed?assets=526684534,94849027,51638140,1380891&et=NLj9ATDVQSZ4GDVm9cF6yg&viewMoreLink=off&sig=hydeBhI4-HHn30eR93haGmh0b_OV7w1zd-BlQwbQGrQ=&caption=true In 2002, she ran for Governor of Florida narrowly losing by 8,354 votes in the Democratic primary.  She will remembered for here … Continue reading

I Voted
2016 Election / California

I Voted

Below is a list on how I voted on the Federal, California and Santa Monica matters, along with a brief explanation of why. FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President   Hillary Clinton United States Senator Kamala Harris It is great that we get to choose between two good Democrats for Senate – Attorney General Harris and Congresswoman … Continue reading

Governing, Not Trump is Top Question for Congressional Republicans
2016 Election / Republican Obstructionism / Republican Party / Supreme Court Nominees

Governing, Not Trump is Top Question for Congressional Republicans

Governing, Not Trump is Top Question for Congressional Republicans   November 1, 2016 Throughout the fall campaign, journalists have repeatedly asked Republican Congressional candidates whether or not they will vote for Donald Trump. While seemingly consequential, it actually is the wrong question to ask since it reveals nothing about what they will do come January … Continue reading

Defending America Against Trump’s Banana Republicanism
2016 Election

Defending America Against Trump’s Banana Republicanism

Defending America Against Trump’s Banana Republicanism October 16, 2016 The choice this election is relatively simple. You can choose between a candidate who is indisputably qualified and capable of serving or, as Wall Street Journalcolumnist Dorothy Rabinowitz explained, elect “the most unstable, proudly uninformed, psychologically unfit president ever to enter the White House.”[i] This should … Continue reading

The Case Against Trump … from the Right Wing Media – Part II
2016 Election

The Case Against Trump … from the Right Wing Media – Part II

I previously outlined how newspapers (like the Arizona Republic), that have never endorsed a Democrat, have stepped forward to endorse Hillary Clinton; while other publications that have never endorsed any candidate (such as USA Today) are also going on record for Secretary Clinton in this election. As I explained, the newspapers cited Secretary Clinton’s experience, tenacity … Continue reading

Prominent Republicans Are Refusing to Embrace Trump’s Calamitous Campaign
2016 Election

Prominent Republicans Are Refusing to Embrace Trump’s Calamitous Campaign

Prominent Republicans Are Refusing to Embrace Trump’s Calamitous Campaign 4 Out of 134 for Trump, 16 Back Hillary To give readers a sense of how unprecedented, dangerous and appalling the Trump campaign is, we previously outlined how Republican newspapers are refusing to endorse Trump and some are even endorsing a Democrat for the first time in … Continue reading

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry
2016 Election / Racism / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry

Challenging Republicans to Take a Stand Against Bigotry In this most unusual election, over one hundred Republican leaders have announced they will not support Republican nominee Donald Trump.  They have cited many reasons for doing so, but one appears to be his bigotry, as a recent YouGov/Economist Poll reported that 51% of voters think Trump … Continue reading

CLBR #227: Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism
2004 Election / 2008 Election / 2012 Election / 2016 Election / Internet Activism

CLBR #227: Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism Listen Live on Cranberry Radio Wednesday at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET It’s Convention Time! Four years ago we featured Raven Brooks on the eve of the 2012 Netroots Nation conference in Providence.  Netroots Nation is convening next week, the Republican Convention will…

Elie Wiesel (1928 –2016)
In Memoriam

Elie Wiesel (1928 –2016)

Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous holocaust survivor who gave witness and a voice to those who did not survive while also promoting tolerance worldwide, has died at the age of 87.  Born in Romania,Wiesel was sent to Auschwitz at the age of 15 but, unlike most of his family members, he managed survive. He told … Continue reading