It has been 55 years since Martin Luther King Jr’s most famous speech. While we have come far since then in terms of racial and social equity, the events of the past several years – especially the 2016 Presidential campaign and the first year of the Trump presidency – remind us how far we still … More Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
I think everyone is probably tracking the President’s awful comments about immigration from “shithole” countries by now. The defense from the White House might be even more offensive. The notion that immigration programs harm us economically or provide an easy avenue for terrorist infiltration have no merit. These are blatant lies. While Trump’s administration labels … More Sh!thole
What is a genius? Let’s ask Merriam-Webster: plural geniuses or genii play \ˈjē-nē-ˌī\ 1 a plural genii : an attendant spirit of a person or place b plural usually genii : a person who influences another for good or bad He has been accused of being his brother’s evil genius. 2 : a strong leaning … More Stable Genius!!!
I really don’t even know what to say about this: This is beneath the office of the Presidency. It is utterly ridiculous that a head of state is making “mine is bigger than yours” comparisons with another head of state. Aside from the absurdity of the comment in general (though unsurprising from a man that … More The Bigger Button
Who does New Year’s resolutions? It’s not normally my thing, but in 2018 I resolve to continue to: – Advocate for civil rights and civil liberties for the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, women, immigrants, and any other group being disenfranchised. – Back law enforcement personnel, but call for strict accountability for … More Happy New Year!
Whatever you celebrate – and even if your celebration isn’t today – I hope you’re having a wonderful day today. Between the end of November and the beginning of January there are about 14 different celebrations from religious traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Wicca, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism, to name a few. Traditions generally focus … More Happy Holidays!
After some back and forth, the Republicans in the House and Senate have finally approved a tax bill. Billed as tax break for all Americans and a stimulus for jobs and economic growth, the objective assessment is that the bill heavily favors the wealthy both in the short and long term. The assertion that this … More Trickling Down
Gift exchange is a part of many traditions celebrated during the winter, hence this is the time of year when we start putting a lot of energy into buying gifts. Usually we are baying for our close families and close friends. Sometimes we get things for extended families and acquaintances as well. Those with the … More ‘Tis the Season – to Volunteer!
On 4 December the SCOTUS let an updated version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban go into effect. I’m not sure if this applies to the handful of folks that read this blog, but I have overheard folks talk about this event as if it was a ruling. To be clear: the Supreme Court has … More Quick Thoughts on the Travel (Muslim) Ban
As mentioned previously, there is no statute specifically against “collusion” in the context of whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russians to influence the 2016 election. As stated in today’s “The Hill” article titled Trump lawyer: Collusion is not a crime: “For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you … More Collusion or Criminal Conspiracy?