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…

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