Why don’t we try peace for a change

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

This article from the Guardian points out that Trump promised he would get the US out of wars, and he hasn’t. It points out that both Republicans and Democrats have been pretty much pro-war for some time, but polls indicate that people are tired of it. With so many, many things wrong with Trump it […]

Trump doesn’t like being president

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

It’s obvious that Trump doesn’t like doing the job of president. He’s using any excuse he can to get out of doing work. Here are a couple of thoughts about what he could do. These videos are from CNN.  The first is from SE Cupp, who I haven’t seen before but I love the way […]

Bad faith arguments

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s an articulate guide to a number of arguments that people make that are not valid. From saying you don’t know why people are doing something when you really do to saying you believe in free speech when you really don’t, it’s good to know about these things. There’s a hilarious-but-at-the-same-time-sad chart in the middle, […]

How lying politicians should be treated

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Reporters in the US have forgotten how to or have been maneuvered out of doing their jobs. When a politician doesn’t answer a question, they often just move on to the next question. Here’s what should happen, and does happen in other places — like the Netherlands. This is from the David Pakman Show: Trump […]

Flip flops with Trump tweets on them

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Someone has made physical flip flops that you can wear on your feet that have tweets from Donald Trump on them — and the one on the left always contradicts the one on the right. Here’s the story from Business Insider: This guy made physical flip-flops out of Trump’s contradictory tweets — and he sold […]

The silver lining of Donald Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a video from the New York Times YouTube channel. Many horrible things have happened because of Trump, but what’s also happened is that people are more engaged in democracy and have contributed more money to progressive organizations. Trump Is Making America Great Again. Just Not the Way He Thinks. | NYT – Opinion

The beginning of the end of Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Finally, it’s happening. Surely the trials of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen will eventually have some effect on Donald Trump — specifically, being removed from the White House and placed in jail. Here’s a column from Richard Wolffe from the Guardian, in which there is this pair of beautiful sentences: “To lose one of your […]

Robert Reich’s videos about Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Robert Reich and his organization Inequality Media have produced a series of videos about Trump and his administration. Each video has a specific topic and Reich calmly, clearly, and concisely discusses that topic in a few minutes. Reich was Secretary of Labor during Bill Clinton’s administration — he’s also a professor and an author. Topics […]

The media and Donald Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

The media gave on the order of $2 billion worth of free advertising to Donald Trump during the campaign of 2 years ago. Here’s an article about this from The New York Times: $2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump Since the media helped elect the worst president in history, they should be […]

Trump and Putin’s press conference

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Here’s how the Washington Post described Trump and Putin’s press conference in Helsinki: Trump just colluded with Russia. Openly. Here’s the New York Times on the response to the press conference: Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action Whether Putin is holding something over Trump or not, Trump clearly sided with […]