Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
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Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism” would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.  The program instead wold focus exclusively on “radical Islamic extremism”. The timing of this … Continue reading

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
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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

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

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