Where was everyone?

If you missed the #March4Trump events yesterday, you weren’t alone. For the most part, the crowds appear to have been what could only be described as embarrassingly small. It was suggested to me that the crowds were small because, “Most Trump supporters were working at the time of the rally.” The “marches” took place on … More Where was everyone?

From W to Drumpf

Here’s the latest and surest sign that The Apocalypse is upon us. W was funny, self-deprecating, and way, way, WAY more mature than the current President of the United States could ever hope to be. That’s not the sign. The sign is Republicans have gone from someone so patently unqualified as W to Drumpf.

OpenSources.co database helps sift news sources into categories other than fake

I hope that CBS keeps re-posting this every few weeks so that we all can keep re-posting it, too. OpenSources.co An even more comprehensive list with much deeper and wider categorizations than just “fake” was started late last year by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College. It started as … More OpenSources.co database helps sift news sources into categories other than fake

New Yorker Podcast: Terrified States of America

The New Yorker’s “Politics and More” podcast is a favorite of mine. In this episode, we are reminded that…. ….even W didn’t make the so-called War on Terror a religious war, ….since 9/11, 94 Americans have been killed in 10 terrorist crimes perpetrated by 12 people who were either American citizens or permanent residents of … More New Yorker Podcast: Terrified States of America

Trump’s threat-tweet about funding to Berkeley is a dog whistle to distract his base

Trump’s threat to cut funding is either more evidence of how ignorant he is of the facts, or it’s evidence of him blowing a dog whistle to his base as part of a leadership style that is predicated on intimidation, misinformation, misdirection, and bullying even when he has no power to do what he threatens … More Trump’s threat-tweet about funding to Berkeley is a dog whistle to distract his base