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

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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

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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

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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 […]

The problem with the Supreme Court

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Of all the scary things happening in the US one of the scariest is the possibility that the Supreme Court will be skewed right wing for decades once Donald Trump’s nominee gets in. People are going to need to call their congressperson to stop that from happening. Here’s an article by E.J. Dionne Jr. from the […]

Stopping Doug Ford from doing terrible things

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

We need to stop Doug Ford from doing the most terrible of the terrible things he has planned. Martin Lukacs in The Guardian points out we’ve done it before, under Mike Harris. People who care will need to focus on what’s important and make their voices heard. Doug Ford’s disastrous agenda can be derailed by […]

Try sanctioning Trump instead of the US

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Governments around the world dealing with the current US administration need to think outside the box. This is not a normal administration. Scott Gilmore in Maclean’s has come up with a brilliant idea. Pointing out that Trump failed to divest himself of his business interests, contrary to all other presidents before him, Gilmore suggests these […]