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

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
Alt-Right / Right Wing Hate Groups / White Supremacy

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

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

Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List
Islamaphobia / White Supremacy

Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List

The Trump Administration is revamping the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE program. It will now be called “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,”and will no longer target groups such as white supremacists according to a Reuters report. This is despite: the presence of more than 892 active hate groups … Continue reading

David Brooks Rebukes Republicans for Their Faustian Embrace of Trump
Trump Incompetence / White Supremacy

David Brooks Rebukes Republicans for Their Faustian Embrace of Trump

Conservative columnist David Brooks offered a stinging rebuke of Republicans who embrace Donald Trump in yesterday’s New York Times. The Republican Fausts David Brooks  JAN. 31, 2017   But if the last 10 days have made anything clear, it’s this: The Republican Fausts are in an untenable position. The deal they’ve struck with the devil comes … Continue reading