The Bigotry of the Trump Administration
Anti-Semitism / Bigotry / Islamaphobia / Racism / White Supremacy

The Bigotry of the Trump Administration

Donald Trump is anti-woman, anti-Hispanic, anti-black, anti-anything that would bring the country together. — Sally Bradshaw, Republican Strategist This appears to be the unifying theme for policy under the Trump administration. Trump has no hesitation appealing to his white nationalist base.  He confirmed this when he defended Neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members after Charlottesville. … Continue reading

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration
Bigotry / Racism / Voter Suppression / White Supremacy

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration

Originally posted on Bennet Kelley's Clippings & More:
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…

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

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

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

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Authoritarianism / Trump Appointees / Voter Suppression / White Supremacy

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

This evening the Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama.  Senator Warren was shocked and responded, I am surprised that the words of Coretta … Continue reading