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More alternative facts from the White House

Were you a little surprised at Trump’s apparently warm welcome at CIA headquarters, or did you think, like me, that it was just another uncomfortable employer/employee situation in which staff have to pretend they think the boss is a helluva guy? Apparently it wasn’t either. It seems that “the first three rows in front of [...]Show More Summary

New White House Press Secretary Tries To Spin His B.S.

On 01/23/17, new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to spin the B.S. that he gave to the White House press corps on 01/21/17. According to CBS News, Spicer said on 01/21/17, “This was the largest audience to ever witness the inauguration period both in person and around the globe,” and, “Photographs of the [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts by Clay Jones The Trump administration’s first day in office was a remarkable one. Not remarkable with accomplishments or in uniting the country. It was remarkable in absurdity. Trump did manage to bring a historic crowd to Washington, D.C. Not the crowd for his inauguration. The crowd that assembled Saturday which brought over [...]Show More Summary

Trump uses executive order to sign anti-abortion rule.

The Huffington Post’s headline screams: “ROOM FULL OF MEN SCREWS WOMEN” as it talks about how a quite literally room full of white men sat an watched as President Donald Trump signed an executive action imposing an anti-abortion rule. Apparently not a woman could be found anywhere to be there when it was signed. Trump [...]Show More Summary

Why millions gathered to say ‘no’ to Trump

WASHINGTON — Within 48 hours, we learned that Donald John Trump intends to govern as the same fiercely angry man who shook the country in 2016. He confirmed that his administration intends to show no regard for norms — or facts. His opposition has drawn the obvious conclusion. Its only options are to contain the [...]Show More Summary

Cartoons: Big Liar

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Report: Trump’s visit to CIA made relations with intell community worse

More than any other administration in U.S. history, a pattern has has already emerged with this administration less than a week old. Can we be blunt? Deception and dishonesty. The latest comes in a CBS News report citing government sources that says President Donald Trump’s weekend trip to the CIA to basically mend fences due [...]Show More Summary

13th film review

I really enjoyed Ava DuVernay’s 13th, an incredible documentary about how black folks in America have been continually oppressed from the moment slavery was abolished. But let me start things off by talking about it’s flaws. 13th is unashamedly partisan. This isn’t to say that the arguments Ava and co make about the animalisation of [...]Show More Summary

Trump vs. Facts

Donald Trump says he is at war with the media. Ezra Klein argues he is actually trying to de-legitimize facts on Speaking at the CIA this afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “I have a running war with the media.” Like much that Trump says, this isn’t quite true. His war isn’t with the media. [...] The post Trump vs. Facts appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

President Trump: Poster Boy for Rankism

Rankism is the degradation of those with less power or lower rank. It’s somebodies using the power of their rank to humiliate or disadvantage those they see as nobodies. Rankism is no more defensible than racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. In fact, rankism—putting people down and keeping them there—is the mother of all the ignoble isms. [...]Show More Summary


40,000 Join Women’s March in San Diego, Millions More Nationwide by Miriam Raftery SAN DIEGO, CA – At the Spring Street trolley station in La Mesa, hundreds of East County residents converged to ride downtown and join this morning’s Women’s March downtown, where some 40,000 marchers joined an estimated 2.9 million protesters nationwide. CBS reports [...]Show More Summary

The New U.S. President Tries to Mend Fences at the CIA — and Fails

As one of his first official acts, the newly elected president of the United States visited the men and women who serve our country at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) — the men and women “who are serving in harm’s way right now and their families who are worried about them…” After having attacked, denigrated [...]Show More Summary

Today’s Marches Matter

Jonathan Chait describes the wave on New York Magazine. Of the many reasons a man like Donald Trump managed to win the presidential election, ranging from the 22nd Amendment to James Comey, an important one was the imbalance in political passion between the two sides. Not only did many Democrats distrust or dislike Hillary Clinton, [...]Show More Summary

Women in big numbers swarm onto streets to protest President Trump

By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the newly inaugurated Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of women – many [...]Show More Summary

Opening Move

Following his inauguration, President Trump signed two executive orders. One of them canceled an upcoming premium cut on borrower’s insurance for FHA mortgages. The premium cut, of 25 basis points, would have lowered borrower’s costs at a time when mortgage rates are rising. For the borrower, the premium cut would have held down overall monthly [...]Show More Summary

A Cabinet Made for Rich Anglos

By Walter Brasch Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate investor who began his run for the presidency and was one of the clowns who campaigned on promises that couldn’t be kept and fear that enveloped his core base, is now President Trump. Hillary Clinton accumulated about three million more votes than Trump, but the Trump [...]Show More Summary

The Lobster

So, The Lobster… it’s a film. It’s a film by some bloke called Yargos Lanthimos. It’s a film that has people you know in it – Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C Reilly. Is it a film you should watch? I straight up don’t know how to answer that question. It’s not often that [...] The post The Lobster appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Trump lays out a vision of America that is dark and insular (Guest Editorial)

The following editorial is to appear in The Dallas Morning News on Saturday, Jan. 21: ——— President Donald Trump ushered in a new era in American politics Friday with a brief and bold speech that laid out a muscular — and also, regrettably, insular — vision for our nation under its new leader. In the [...]Show More Summary

Is this what we’ve come to, America?

WASHINGTON — It began at about the time Chuck Schumer, addressing the inauguration crowd from the Capitol, lamented that politics is “frequently consumed by rancor.” It sounded at first, from my seat in the plaza below the inaugural platform, like a helicopter flying low over the mall, or perhaps an unusually loud jet taking off [...]Show More Summary

Cautious optimism about Trump’s inauguration

Foreign reactions to President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech bordered on cautious optimism although his words were the most uncompromising of any recent President and he might become one of the most divisive in US history. Speaking for the first time as President, he seemed to reset the button on his own country’s democracy. At least, [...]Show More Summary

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