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In case you doubted your President was a bully….

When it comes to “acting Presidential,” definitions and expectations are left open to interpretation. Me? I prefer my President to not be an embarrassment. I’d like to think a President would be someone possessed of maturity and an air of gravitas. He should understand his every word, thought, and deed … Continue reading ?

Unions – Action or Reaction? – Misunderstood by millions.

In my previous post (Unions – My Epiphany) I described my journey to questioning Union Member’s attitudes, and wondered if they were innate or created by management. Many years passed, while I was working under management in a growing company, IBM, and I was busy building networks, getting married having … Continue reading ?

The GOP’s Dilemma: Family Values or Presidential Filth?

As a principled DC resident, I have a new Sunday normal: up early; feed, walk, and play with the dog; brunch; march. Years from now, when the history books come out, I want to be the funny old guy in the coffee house regaling the college kids with my 2017 … Continue reading ?

Sometimes, you just need to stand up to a bully

(cross-posted from What Would Jack Do?) Portland mayor @tedwheeler responds to @POTUS immigration orders, saying "We will not be complicit in the deportation of our neighbors." — Conrad Wilson (@conradjwilson) January 25, 2017 "… the City of Portland will remain a welcoming, safe place for all people regardless of immigration … Continue reading ?

Unions – Part 1 – My Epiphnay

I’m English, and was educated at a Public School, a boarding School, in the UK while my parents were expats in Africa. My parents, both from Norfolk, owned two houses in rural Norfolk over this period, in small villages. Consequently, my experience with people in England was limited to a … Continue reading ?

A Spectacle of Power: Why Conservatives Love Torture

It was perhaps inevitable that the Trump administration would move to adopt torture as policy. The love of power drives the use of torture. It is not too strong to use the word “love” to describe the attitude of conservative regimes to torture. Torture is all about the abuse of … Continue reading ?

Lakoff’s Lightning Bolt: WE are the Moral Majority

Cognitive linguist George Lakoff was right in highlighting the importance of language in political discourse. His 1996 groundbreaking book, Moral Politics, rings as true today as it did in the swirl surrounding Bill Clinton’s scandals twenty years ago. Language matters. Lakoff, in a nutshell, drew distinctions between how Conservatives and … Continue reading ?

The Phoniness of Republican Moderation

Three days into the new administration, here is all you need to know about whether Republicans will indeed stand up to Donald Trump: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 along party lines to recommend Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as secretary of state. The 11 included Marco Rubio, the former and … Continue reading ?

Day 1’s Most Symbolic Moment

  Amid the pomp and pageantry of an inauguration day, one clear signal emerged, and all the new president had to do with it was when he chose his running-mate. And it was chilling. We know the chief justice swears in the president, and John Roberts performed that duty for … Continue reading ?

How to Persuade the Unpersuadable

As head of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Representative Jason Chaffetz is the guy we need to push to investigate the many shenanigans of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. He is digging his heals in at the moment, refusing to do anything that would embarrass team GOP, … Continue reading ?

The Times Tries Our Souls

For those who suffer from the delusion that Donald Trump is unusual among Republicans in his disregard for the truth, The New York Times did a public service to all Americans Sunday morning. As part of its Sunday Review, it published a commentary on the Obama administration by a Republican. … Continue reading ?

Jason Chaffetz: Potrait of a Latter-Day Coward

Christianity and politics have a long and rocky relationship in our Democracy. The Founders were more than a bit twitchy about overt displays of religion and when they assured the Separation of Church and State in the Constitution, they meant it with every fiber of their being. Let us not … Continue reading ?

Trump-induced Chaos: So Many Dots. Too Soon to Connect.

Political activity seems to be both voluminous and moving at hyper-speed these days. If you’re like me, the stimuli are often overwhelming, especially when I try to make sense of it all. Occasionally I take comfort in simply noting my observations for now with a desire to see the forest … Continue reading ?

The Great Ethics Evasion

We all need to lean on Congress, and especially the Senate, to turn up the heat on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is trying to shove cabinet appointments down the country’s throat without adequate ethics/background checks. The Ethics Committee has filed a formal complaint that many of Trump’s cabinet picks … Continue reading ?

No Clowning Around for Schumer

As Los Angelenos rioted after the acquittal of policemen caught on camera beating him, Rodney King asked, “Can we all get along?” When it comes to working with the incoming Trump administration, the answer for Democrats is a stark and obvious no—unless you’re a clown. Show More Summary

Lobbying the Louts in Congress

We’ve recovered, somewhat, from the shock of last November’s election, and now we’ve turned to talk of resisting President (shudder) Trump. Resisting Trump won’t be easy, or fast, or done in one day. Here’s some tips from Rachel Maddow today, and I offer more below. Show More Summary

Trump Throws in with Julian Assange

It doesn’t get much more bizarre that this: Julian Assange said “a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta” – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017 Of course “for the Republican Party, Mr. Show More Summary

Celebrities Urge Congress to Obstruct Trump

A group of Hollywood celebrities who banded together before the election in support of Hillary Clinton, have re-grouped for the purpose of being Against Trump… From Variety: Humanity for Progress, the successor to the group HumanityShow More Summary

California Dems Hire Eric Holder to Fight Trump Administration

The California Legislature’s Democratic Leaders announced today that they have hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to represent them against the Trump administration. California Governor Jerry Brown and other prominent California Democrats have made in very clear in recent weeks that they stand against Trump’s draconian proposals and laws. Show More Summary

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