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Donald Trump: Desperate?/Committed?/To Make a Difference?

Could it be ? that this rough, brusque, "impulse machine" is actually a man hugely committed to make a difference, to contribute, and, somehow, he has been given (or given to himself) really lousy tools? Lousy tools means the means with...Show More Summary

Did Jeff Sessions forget wanting to execute pot dealers?

By John Donohue and Max Schoening, Stanford University Before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney general, senators should demand an explanation for the sudden bout of amnesia he had at his nomination hearing earlier this month. When Sen. Show More Summary

Social Media Builds Walls, Not Bridges

People have never been more connected than they are today. The internet, social media networks, and other technologies allow us to instantly send messages across the world, and learn about breaking news as it happens. With such expansive...Show More Summary

Thank you, Senator Charles Schumer and Senate Democrats

I would like to thank New York Senator Charles Schumer for his professionalism and grace in helping to move along the confirmations of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly as the head of Homeland Security. I...Show More Summary

Why Donald Trump Is Obama's Logical Successor (And How An App Might Help)

Establishment Republicans have been beating their breasts over Trump's election no less than Hillary's supporters, bewildered that a man so beyond the pale could have been the Republican nominee, much less President. Chief among their...Show More Summary

As After 9/11, the World ? America

In the wake of the horrific attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, there was around the world an outpouring of support--indeed, love--for America and the nation's ideals. People everywhere were reminded of how important those ideals are to the world. Show More Summary

Stilborn President

A Stillborn President: We are in the final pangs of agony, as we prepare to give birth to a stillborn presidency. Sometimes, there is a letup in our pain and we feel as though we can breathe. Then, from nowhere, the burning cramps begin...Show More Summary

Trumpeting Scorn

"O! what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip." Shakespeare, Twelfth Night It was described as a dark speech. It could have been described as a speech filled with contempt for all that had been accomplished by those coming before Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in education spending, Social Security and Medicare; attacks on worker rights, and, of course,...Show More Summary

We Are Mourning... But We Are Marching And Organizing

We Are Mourning...But We Are Marching and Organizing for Democracy & the Earth By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman In the midst of a terrible national illness, we organize and march for the known and solid cures. For democracy and our...Show More Summary

Good Riddance, Trans-Pacific Partnership!

Trump just signed an executive order beginning the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Good riddance. I've been fighting this for a long time. As I noted five years ago, when this thing was just beginning, the omens were never good, and Obama should have known better. Show More Summary

Day One: Welcome To Soviet America

Within hours of his taking office, The Leader and his minions were lying about the size of His crowds, and chastising the press for not being sufficiently deferential to their new ruler. In a fit of pique, the White House said that the...Show More Summary

The Unsung Heroes

Jan. 20th, 11:07am With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcony, steps from where Donald Trump would take the oath of office. In this unusual setting, the outgoing President signed H.R. Show More Summary

March Madness In January: America's Greatness On Display

On January 20, the inaugural parade was held in Washington, D.C. to mark the commencement of a new presidency. On January 21, there were women’s marches in Washington, D.C. and across the United States against the new President. And,...Show More Summary

What is the White House Trying to Tell People with Disabilities?

The nation's last Republican President, George W. Bush, stated in his first month in office about people with disabilities, "Wherever any barrier stands between you and the full rights and dignity of citizenship, we must work to remove...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway’s Use of 'Alternative Facts' Causes A Spike On Merriam-Webster Website

As a high school English teacher, I often find myself consulting the dictionary to make sure I am precise in my usage of obscure words. “Fact” and “falsehood” are not on my obscure word list. In a January 22, 2017, exchange with Chuck...Show More Summary

Trump Promises to Make America Wealthy Again

What is it about people who see value only in money that they don't get there is a wide range of more important, and more giving, values. The desire to worship wealth seems to arise out of a lack of generosity. This is paradoxical because the virtues, like patience, grace, love, wisdom and curiosity, inspire generosity. Show More Summary

Your Government Won't Change... Unless You Do

What’s wrong with government? I know, you think you know the answer, but I’m pretty sure you don’t. Because the problem isn’t lobbyists, greedy politicians, lazy government workers or even Citizen’s’s you. I realize, you may not want to hear that, but not wanting to hear something doesn’t make it any less true. Show More Summary

The Collective 'Wisdom' Of The U.S. Intelligence Community

The Future by Committee Cross-posted with They call themselves the U.S. “Intelligence Community,” or the IC. If you include the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which in 2005 began as a crew ofShow More Summary

(VIDEO) Women's March on Washington Reaches Caribbean Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico

VIEQUES, PR - Hundred of residents and visitors to this small island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, gathered on January 21 in solidarity with millions around the globe, to rally for equality for women. While many gathered showed...Show More Summary

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