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Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP Originally Published on Code45.us. This evening the United States Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama. … Continue reading

Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List
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Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List

Originally posted on CODE 45:
The Trump Administration is revamping the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE program. It will now be called “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,”and will no longer target groups such as white supremacists according to a Reuters report. This is despite: the presence of more than…

Launch of Code 45
Code 45 / Trump Administration

Launch of Code 45

Today I launched Code 45, a new blog devoted to providing background information on important issues related to the Trump Administration.  Many of the posts I will reblog on this page as well, but wanted to have a repository of research and commentary that others could draw from. Our first posts examine the Alt-Right Connections … Continue reading

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
donald trump / Immigration / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER

  TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER     WASHINGTON LETTER TO TOURO SYNAGOGUE ORDER BARS LEGAL RESIDENTS Breaking: Trump exec order so broad it could bar 500k *legal residents* from travelinghttps://t.co/2b1yoVuEKQ pic.twitter.com/Fk9LJ5hE7h — ProPublica (@ProPublica) January 28, 2017   EXCLUDES COUNTRIES TRUMP DOES BUSINESS WITH This #MuslimBan is not about security. It's about racism and bigotry.And … Continue reading

CLBR #246: Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer
Cyber Law and Business Report / Foreign Policy

CLBR #246: Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
 Debating the American Empire With Stephen Kinzer Last week, in his inaugural address, Donald Trump highlighted conflicting themes in discussing U.S. foreign policy. He expressed frustration with U.S. global commitments – We defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own.  And spent trillions and trillions…

CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights
Cyber Law and Business Report / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Ari Berman a senior contributing writer for The Nation and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.  Website  Twitter Purchase ? Give Us the Ballot was…

CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion
2016 Election / Cyber Law and Business Report / Kennedy's

CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.  Website Twitter  Purchase In American…

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan
donald trump / Ethics / Trump Administration

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan

Remarks of Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, as prepared for delivery at 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2017, at the Brookings Institution I wish circumstances were different and I didn’t feel the need to make public remarks today. You don’t hear about ethics when things are going well. You’ve been … Continue reading

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery
donald trump / Russia / Trump Administration

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery January 11, 2017 The latest reports suggesting that the Trump campaign may have conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election may be shocking, but this is nothing new. The reality is that the Republican Party has a nearly 50-year history of skulduggery in … Continue reading

Bravo – Meryl Streep!
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Bravo – Meryl Streep!

Last night Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and gave a stirring rebuke of Donald Trump.   Predictably, the Schoolyard Bully-Elect responded with a flurry of pre-dawn tweets disparaging an American legend who has been nominated for 19-Academy Awards (without the help of an Electoral College or a Russian President). … Continue reading

Democrats’ Path from the Valley of Humiliation
2016 Election / Democratic Party / Trump Administration

Democrats’ Path from the Valley of Humiliation

Democrats’ Path from the Valley of Humiliation As Democrats ponder the looming Trump administration and the selection of a new party Chairman, they should take a short trip north to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. It was in this “valley of humiliation” that a weary and ragtime Continental Army, lacking provisions and on the brink of defeat, … Continue reading

2016: Year in Review
Year in Review

2016: Year in Review

2016: Year in Review Below are links to my columns/posts this year. Jan-Mar New Year’s Eve 2016 BGK Blog (Jan. 2) Murder of Mexican Mayor Highlights Culture of Impunity BGK Blog (Jan. 5) Getting Away With Murder BGK Blog (Jan. 7) Iowa Hit with Blizzard of Stupidity BGK Blog (Jan. 23) Buddy Cianci, Architect of Providence’s Rebirth (1941-2016) BGK … Continue reading

President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric
donald trump / Obama Administration / Terrorism / Uncategorized

President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric

In his last speech on the road visiting troops, President Obama gave a valedictory address on his administration’s efforts to fight terrorism.  Its closing passages, however, were a stirring invocation of American values as he stressed: Let my final words to you as your Commander-in-Chief be a reminder of what it is that you’re fighting for, … Continue reading

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