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

Newspaper Editorials Condemn Trump’s Acting as “Putin’s Poodle” at Summit
donald trump / Russia

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

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: 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

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

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration
donald trump / Hate Speech / Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration Like many Americans, I was appalled by the events this weekend in Charlottesville. As the cameras turned to the president’s golf retreat in New Jersey, my disgust turned to outrage as Trump failed an early test of moral leadership. It was not simply that Trump did … Continue reading

The Rise of Anti-Americanism . . . in the GOP
donald trump / Republican Party / Trump Administration

The Rise of Anti-Americanism . . . in the GOP

Republicans are often the first to brandish a flag or claim the mantle of patriotism or to question others’ patriotism over something as trivial as wearing a flag lapel pin. When it comes to the substance of American values, however, recent survey results, demonstrate that Republican views increasingly are hostile to bedrock American values. Nothing … Continue reading

Is it Time for Pence to Make His Move under 25th Amendment?
Constitution / donald trump / Trump Administration

Is it Time for Pence to Make His Move under 25th Amendment?

Under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that … Continue reading

Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted
donald trump / Impeachment / Trump Administration

Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted

A memorandum prepared for Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr by then-University of Illinois Law Professor Ronald D. Rotunda asserting that a sitting President may be impeached has surfaced.  Rotunda, now the Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University, had also served as assistant majority counsel for the Watergate Committee Rotunda’s … Continue reading

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King
donald trump / Environment / Health Care Reform / Immigration / Net Neutrality / Trump Administration

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King Trump Chooses Ideology over Jobs July 16, 2017 President Trump is currently proposing major changes to three industries that account for approximately one-third of the U.S. economy – health care, energy and the internet. In each case, the decisions are primarily ideologically based, providing red meat … Continue reading

Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump
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Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump

California Congressman Brad Sherman has filed an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.  H. Res 438 asserts one article of impeachment only – for obstruction of justice.  The resolution is co-sponsored by Al Green (D-TX). Sherman explained: As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.  However, as to Obstruction … Continue reading

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets
Climate Change / donald trump / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets

Reposted from Code45 Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets   #1 – CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL The Weather Channel's response to Trump's Paris pullout was potent and perfect. https://t.co/nm3chKi5Yc pic.twitter.com/5u7P1orxMH — Slate (@Slate) June 1, 2017 #2 – IT IS NOT JUST AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE, IT IS A HEALTH CRISIS Lancet Countdown's … Continue reading

Study in Contrast:  Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan
Canada / donald trump / Islamaphobia / Trump Administration

Study in Contrast: Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan

In comparing Canada and the United States in their statements on Ramadan, you will see that one country is led by a bright, articulate leader and the other nation is led by Donald Trump.  Trudeau’s statement is sincere, respectful and inclusive, while Trump spends approximately half the message on terrorism. Trump equates Islam with terrorism.   … Continue reading