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Anti-slavery Movement Says Trump Approach To Fighting Slavery "Falls Short"

A little-noticed executive order last week from President Donald Trump has directed federal officials to ramp-up efforts to target transnational criminal organizations, including human trafficking rings. The order, issued February 9,...Show More Summary

Thousands Could Lose Health Coverage In Dan Donovan's Staten Island-Brooklyn's Congressional District 11

22,000 Residents of Staten Island/Brooklyn Congressional District 11 Are Insured Under Obamacare As many as 22,000, or about three percent of the total population of CD 11, are insured under the Affordable Care Act. On January 26, 2017,...Show More Summary

Denial and the World of Trump

Since the Tylenol poisonings in 1982, I've worked both as a researcher and consultant in the modern field of Crisis Management. Indeed, I am greatly honored that I'm regarded as one of the field's principal founders. One of the earliest...Show More Summary

Trump’s First 100 days: Where’s The Reform In Retirement?

In the midst of the first 100 days of his administration, President Donald Trump is moving forward on many of the promises he made on the campaign trail. But if the goal is to make America great again, he must make sure that America’s largest demographic doesn’t end up living below the poverty line. Show More Summary

NAFTA Has Harmed Mexico A Lot More Than Any Wall Could Do

President Trump is unlikely to fulfill his dream of forcing Mexico to pay for his proposed wall along the United States’ southern border. If it is built, it would almost certainly be US taxpayers footing the bill, with some estimates as high as $50 billion. Show More Summary

“Let It Be An Arms Race!” -- Not So Fast, Mr. President

By John Ashley From 1945 to 1991, the world lived in constant fear of nuclear annihilation as the Unites States and the Soviet Union participated in a high-stakes arms race. Luckily, crisis was evaded, and such fear has been largely subdued since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Show More Summary

We Are Making America Great Again

As I have watched the current ongoings of politics in America, the platform of bias, racism, sexism and hatred that got our current president elected and the unqualified, dangerous appointees to other important political positions (Betsy Devoe anyone?) I have been anxious and fearful for the future. Show More Summary

General Mattis Makes His Power Play

As the wheels come off of the Trump administration, and we careen towards a total meltdown of government, one of the political insiders’ favorite pastimes is in full effect: “Who is ascendant?” Sometimes, folks think it’s Kellyanne Conway. Show More Summary

How The Indivisible Movement Is Fueling Resistance To Trump

A group of former congressional staffers put a document online two months ago to help mobilize citizens. To everyone’s surprise it has grown into a genuine citizens’ movement and it just keeps getting stronger. This post first appeared...Show More Summary

News Roundup for February 16, 2017

It’s the daily news roundup of all the wonderful and disgraceful things happening in the world today. 1. Protests and marches are happening across the US as immigrants are encouraged to strike from work and not shop today in order to show their value to society. Show More Summary

Raising The Flag For Patriotism, Not A Trump Presidency

Cross-posted with Tom Dispatch While preparing to walk in New York City ? or, as it turned out, given the staggering crowds, to stand in one spot for long periods ? in support of the Women’s March (which would set protest records nationally), I had a specific urge. Show More Summary

The New Patriotism: Loving America And Resisting Trump

Cross-posted with Tom Dispatch So reality has inexorably, inescapably penetrated my life. It didn’t take long. Yes, Donald Trump is actually the president of the United States. In that guise, in just his first weeks in office, he’s already...Show More Summary

10 More Members of President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Resigned

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders yesterday submitted their resignations to President Trump. The main reason: Trump's policies that have adversely affected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Six...Show More Summary

Why the CFPB Is In Danger Of Getting Trumped

Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those accomplishments currently targeted is a concerted effort to destroy, defang, scrap (feel...Show More Summary

It's A Big Day For Trump’s Budget Pick, For Social Security And For America's Millionaires

A full Senate vote is expected sometime Thursday afternoon on Donald Trump’s pick for White House Budget Director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney. That means that Mulvaney’s nomination could come up for a vote just as a group of lawmakers and experts...Show More Summary

Alternative Facts (the song)

With her now infamous January 22 appearance on Meet The Press, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, demonstrated that she and her boss operate comfortably in a post-truth world, where "alternative facts" are the new coin of...Show More Summary


There's a lot of fantasizing about the impeachment of Donald Trump. Kathleen Parker devoted a full column to this in the Washington Post, predicting that by 2018 the Dems will carry the House and impeach the president. She declared, "Good news. Show More Summary

Too Little From Congress, Too Much From Trump

The relative speed differential between the Trump White House and the Republican Congress is already starting to cause problems, it seems. Because the Trump administration is moving so quickly and Congress historically moves at a pretty glacial pace, the unspoken bargain between congressional Republicans and President Trump is already showing cracks. Show More Summary

Oppose Muslim Registry

Life. Liberty. The pursuit of happiness. These are three examples of the "unalienable rights" America's Declaration of Independence specifically notes are given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect. These rights extend to all Americans, regardless of creed or color. Show More Summary

Diversity and Inclusion Are Not Anti-Science

March For Science on Washington is the newest protest to manifest itself under the Trump Presidency. The march joins the past Women’s March and the upcoming General Strike as an act of defiance against a president who doesn’t act with the country’s best interests in mind. Show More Summary

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