Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency
Climate Change / Foreign Policy / Islamaphobia / Trade Policy / Travel Ban / Trump Incompetence

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency

It is hard to find comparison’s in American history for the first 147-days of the Trump Presidency.  It is, however, decidedly Wilsonian.  Woodrow Wilson, the former Princeton University President and great internationalist, you ask?  No – George Wilson, the grumpy neighbor from Dennis the Menace. Trump’s signature policies to date have largely been knee-jerk, poorly … Continue reading

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets
Climate Change

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 @hugh_montgomery reminds us that the U.S. withdrawal from the 'Paris Agreement' will fundamentally … Continue reading

Donald Trump Is Not the “Least Anti-Semitic Person” Ever
Alt-Right / Anti-Semitism / Bigotry / Hate Crimes/Violence

Donald Trump Is Not the “Least Anti-Semitic Person” Ever

Jewish facilities in eight states, the District of Columbia and Toronto were the target of threats today, including bomb threats to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington. Even prior to these incidents, the ADL had tracked 122 bomb threats so far this year. This sparked every member of the … Continue reading

Jeff Sessions Russiagate Questions and Reader
Jeff Sessions / Russia / Trump Appointees

Jeff Sessions Russiagate Questions and Reader

There are several things that are extremely troubling about Attorney General Jeff Sessions getting ensnared in Russiagate. He is the Attorney General and lying under oath as part of his confirmation is a serious matter (a point he emphasized during the Clinton impeachment proceedings). Prior to the Trump campaign, Sessions was a hawk on Russia … Continue reading

Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes
Islamaphobia / Jeff Sessions / Key Trumpians / Right Wing Hate Groups

Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes

Citing the “alarming increase in bias-motivated violence” since the election of President Trump that has left  “[m]any members of racial, ethnic and religious minority communities, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, live in very real fear for their safety,” Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a … Continue reading

Trump’s Troubling Poll Numbers
Trump Poll Numbers / Uncategorized

Trump’s Troubling Poll Numbers

APPROVAL RATING Gallup Tracking Rolling average. N=approx. 1,500 adults nationwide. Margin of error +/- 3. 2/13-15/17 1/20-22/17 Approve 40 45 Disapprove 54 45 Difference – 14 0 Pew Research Center Feb. 7-12, 2017. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.9 Feb. 7-12, 2017. Approve 39 Disapprove 56 Difference – 17 ON THE ISSUES Disapproval … Continue reading