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A Sober 25th World Press Freedom Day
First Amendment

A Sober 25th World Press Freedom Day

  Today marks the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day.  As UNESCO explains, The theme chosen for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law.” It explores the interaction between the judiciary and the media, and their complementary roles in fostering transparency, accountability and … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day in America
St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day in America

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America are older the nation itself, although not entirely in the same form as today.  I’m pretty sure George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did not complain about green beer and shamrock shakes. Records indicate St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in the “New World” as early as 1600 in St … Continue reading

Friday Night Massacre:  Is the Nunes Memo Release a Ruse to Fire Rosenstein and Mueller
Congressional Republicans / Republican Congress / Trump Administration

Friday Night Massacre: Is the Nunes Memo Release a Ruse to Fire Rosenstein and Mueller

The current tempest engulfing Washington involves a memo prepared at the direction of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) concerning a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for Carter Page. Who is Devin Nunes? Nunes is an eight-term Republican Congressman from California’s San Joaquin Valley, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee which is conducting an investigation … Continue reading

Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”
donald trump / Foreign Policy / Trump Administration

Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”

New York Times’ White House correspondent Mark Landler has written a very important assessment of President Trump’s first year in foreign policy entitled: Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy. Here are six key takeaways from this assessment of an uninformed amateur blundering his way through the world. Trump … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Puerto Rico Hit By Another Storm – the GOP Tax Bill
DC Voting Rights / Puerto Rico / US Territories

IN BRIEF: Puerto Rico Hit By Another Storm – the GOP Tax Bill

THE GOP TAX BILL TREATS PUERTO RICO LIKE A FOREIGN TERRITORY AND WILL DEVASTATE ITS ECONOMY Puerto Rico is already hurting and the Republican tax bill is going to make it worse pic.twitter.com/ghrFyDZ3fl — NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 19, 2017 From Mother Jones: The tax bill, as written, would include taxes on payments between US companies and their … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Trump Ignores Pentagon, Congress and Reality in Denying Threat of Climate Change
Climate Change / donald trump / Trump Administration

IN BRIEF: Trump Ignores Pentagon, Congress and Reality in Denying Threat of Climate Change

Below are a few resources outlining how President Trump’s removing climate change as a national security threat is contrary to the view of the Pentagon and Congress and ignores the link between climate change and terrorism, the refugee crisis and food security.  Trump’s Continued Recklessness on Climate Change While military commanders consider climate change a … Continue reading

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government
2016 Election / Confederacy / Congressional Republicans / donald trump / GOP Power Grab / Racism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Republican Party / Russia / Tax Cut Dogma / Tax Cuts / Trump Administration

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was a turning point in our history and brought into government a phalanx of ideological conservatives. Reagan’s foot soldiers would be the Generals in the Gingrich Revolution a decade later, as Republicans took … Continue reading

Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era

Last week I wrote about the need to build on the outrage over Charlottesville and President Trump’s total failure in moral leadership, to make Heather Heyer’s death a turning point in the fight against intolerance in America.   I explained: While denunciation of white supremacist is important, equally important is moving the country in the opposite … Continue reading

In Brief: Why You Should Care About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of Interest / donald trump / Trump Administration

In Brief: Why You Should Care About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

In Brief  features pull together content from multiple sources to provide an overview on a topic.  This segment is on President Trump’s many conflicts of interests. See Sunlight Foundation’s Ongoing List of Trump Conflict of Interest. CONSIDER THIS: The Trump family’s endless conflicts of interest. Chapter and Verse https://t.co/8TQZNi733T pic.twitter.com/oUf2s8OgIi — Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 3, 2017 … Continue reading