Month: August 2017

After the Storm in Trump’s America

What will the victims of Hurricane Harvey have to look forward to after the storm? Will they have health care?  Will they have rental assistance?  Will they have extended unemployment insurance?  Will homeless shelters have enough beds?  Will Food Stamps and school lunches be available? Maybe.  But, perhaps not. There was a time when our […]

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Trump’s Big Night

Under cover of night and as the natural disaster of Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Trump executed a series of actions (wouldn’t bet on it being a carefully planned strategy) that placated his base, intimidated his enemies, eliminated a pest and unleashed his hate-mongering surrogates. Trump signaled his intention to pardon convicted felon and former Maricopa County […]

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Trump’s War: Winning?

I just watched Trump deliver his big Afghan war speech. He started out sounding like a sane person as he spoke to the issues that he failed to address over the last ten days post-Charlottesville.  He had plenty of time to practice so that part went well. But wait; there’s more!  Not. The longer he went on, the less he said. I heard […]

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Trump’s Past is Prologue

As I have watched and listened to politicians and pundits during this post-Charlottesville week I am baffled by the rhetoric.  Why would the conversation be about what Trump can do to reframe his position, to project a presidential demeanor or magically become transformed, as if on the road to Damascus, into a rational, competent, leader […]

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