Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote
2018 Election / Climate Change / donald trump / Foreign Policy / Gun control / Health Care Reform / Immigration / Lies / Racism / Trade / Trump Administration

Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote

Reason to Vote: A recent UN report concluded that we only have approximately 12 years to make massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels. #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/hQwtu8M71n — Bennet Kelley (@bennetkelley) November 2, 2018 Reasons to Vote: It's time for more than #thoughtsandprayers. #gunsense #guncontrol #2018 pic.twitter.com/FEoXkZDWH2 — … Continue reading

Trump, LeBron, Michael and Camus
donald trump / Racism / Sports

Trump, LeBron, Michael and Camus

President Trump’s latest media distraction involving basketball legends LeBron James and Michael Jordan raises the question whether one can remain truly neutral in the era of Trump. For non-basketball fans, LeBron James just finished an epic playoff run where he carried a mediocre Cavalier team to the NBA Finals – his eighth-consecutive appearance.  This achievement … Continue reading

Quora Answer: Was Clinton campaign’s “Basket of Deplorables” speech the worst political gaffe in the presidential election history? If not, what was the worst?
Hillary Clinton / Mitt Romney / Quora

Quora Answer: Was Clinton campaign’s “Basket of Deplorables” speech the worst political gaffe in the presidential election history? If not, what was the worst?

Was Clinton campaign’s “Basket of Deplorables” speech the worst political gaffe in the presidential election history? If not, what was the worst? Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment offended people who were already chanting “lock her up”. There really was no political consequence for her. Here are my top 5 Presidential campaign gaffes that were actually very … Continue reading

DHS Gets Schooled by Refugee Act Author Who Resigns from Advisory Council Over Depraved “Child Kidnapping” Policy
Immigration / Trump Administration

DHS Gets Schooled by Refugee Act Author Who Resigns from Advisory Council Over Depraved “Child Kidnapping” Policy

Brooklyn’s Elizabeth Holtzman was the youngest woman elected to Congress after she upset House Judiciary Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler (the longest-serving member of Congress) in 1972.  She immediately gained prominence serving on the Judiciary Committee as it considered articles of impeachment against President Nixon in 1974. She later became chair of the Immigration Subcommittee and … Continue reading

Newspaper Editorials Condemn Trump’s Acting as “Putin’s Poodle” at Summit
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Newspaper Editorials Condemn Trump’s Acting as “Putin’s Poodle” at Summit

Here is a sampling of the headlines today, which are almost uniformly awful for Trump. PUTIN PETS HIS POODLE Boston Globe Editorial: Putin pets his poodle at the Helsinki summit https://t.co/EYkv6X4GpP — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 17, 2018   TRUMP’S DISGRACEFUL BOW TO RUSSIA Charlotte Observer It was the first time in memory a … Continue reading

Trump Pardon Claim Ignores 1974 DOJ Opinion: “no one may be a  judge in his own case”
donald trump / Mueller Investigation / Trump Administration

Trump Pardon Claim Ignores 1974 DOJ Opinion: “no one may be a judge in his own case”

Today President Trump trotted out this theory supposedly stated by “numerous legal scholars,” which appears to include his consigliere and lapdog Rudy Guliani. As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the … Continue reading

CLBR #302: The Volcanologist Taking on Trump and the GOP in 2018
2018 Election / Cyber Law and Business Report / Global Warming

CLBR #302: The Volcanologist Taking on Trump and the GOP in 2018

The Volcanologist Taking on Trump and the GOP in 2018 LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK Over the years, CLBR has tried to provide insight from a tech perspective on upcoming elections.  In 2014, when there was a vacancy in the Congressional District representing Silicon Beach we hosted a tech … Continue reading

A Sober 25th World Press Freedom Day
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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

A White Senator Goes to Mississippi on MLK50 Day and . . . Dismisses President Obama
Barack Obama / Bernie Sanders / Obama Administration

A White Senator Goes to Mississippi on MLK50 Day and . . . Dismisses President Obama

The Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi invites a white liberal New England Senator to speak at an economic town hall on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Some African-Americans in Jackson objected to the invitation saying that it was just the White Senator’s typical town hall meeting with an MLK label put … Continue reading

Laura Ingraham’s Non-Apology for Bullying
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Laura Ingraham’s Non-Apology for Bullying

On Wednesday morning Laura Ingraham released the following gleeful tweet mocking Parkland student David Hogg: David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018 She was promptly denounced for the statement, … Continue reading