Democrats & Liberals

A Bowl Of Confusion

Posted by GregB on February 24, 2017 at 2:23 PM

That's what we can say about the Trump administration. No one in the known universe can figure out what is going on and Trump is probably more confused than the public, press, and government. Trump has upended so many apple carts in the first few weeks of his administration that no one knows what is going on nor what he'll do next. He's signed dozens of executive orders and gone off after previous laws, enacted his anti immigration policies and is now embroiled in a scandal involving he Russians. His daughter lost top endorsements to main manufacturers of her clothing lines because of the manufacturer's protests of Trump's policies. Numerous press and politicians have been insulted by Trump, there are still riots in the streets and chaotic protests. All this while North Korea is firing off new solid propulsion missiles. It all seems like one could go dizzy just reading or watching the evening news.

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Russians, Russians, Who's Got The Russians?

Posted by GregB on February 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM

The Russians are the bad guys again! That's right, once our most mortal enemies, the Russians are now back in place having been accused of everything from spying to altering the 2016 Presidential election. We all remember when the cries of Russian hacking came to the fore. While the news was smothering the public with any and all news about Hillary Clinton's emails, the Russian hacking debacle slowly began to grow legs and erupted into a major scandal, some saying the Russians were responsible for Trump's wins. » Continue reading "Russians, Russians, Who's Got The Russians?"...

When it Comes to Antisemitism, the Third Time is the Charm

Posted by Warren Porter on February 21, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Donald Trump's family is tightly interwoven with Judaism. His daughter, Ivanka, converted in order to marry Jared Kushner, a scion of a prominent Orthodox Jewish family. In the ensuing years, the young couple has birthed several Jewish grandchildren for Donald. Controversies remain regarding Ivanka and Jared's roles in both the White House and in the management of their private businesses. But in either case, this is without a doubt the closest Jews have ever reached to getting their hands on the levers of American power.

It is for this reason that Jewish Americans are shocked and appalled not by what the Trump administration has done, but what it hasn't done over the first month of its reign.

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The Donald's Gift Of Diversion

Posted by GregB on February 20, 2017 at 10:33 PM

No one has done it better than US President Donald Trump when it comes to diverting the press and others, when it comes to his answering the tough questions.

His surprise news conference on Thursday, Feb. 16, is going to go down in history as a prime example of how to keep the wolves off your hide even when you've invited them into the kitchen. Trump had this press conference to address issues of late and he knew the press would be asking the tough questions and instead of answering them directly, he just bounced the press around the room with diversions and excuses that cause many to wonder why he'd held the conference in the first place.

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What Are the Possible Setbacks for Mental Healthcare If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed?

Posted by DanikaK on February 15, 2017 at 11:22 AM

In January, the U.S. Senate began the first of many steps necessary to dismantle the Affordable Care Act--acting in accordance with one of President Donald Trump's many campaign promises. After two weeks of sweeping executive orders that have caused controversy across party lines, it appears as though repealing the law quickly may not be in the cards.

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Michael Flynn Resigns

Posted by Warren Porter on February 13, 2017 at 11:18 PM

In a cloud of betrayal and distrust, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned his post today. This came on the heels of revelations that Flynn flagrantly violated the Logan Act with his communications with Russian government officials between November's elections and January's inauguration. More damning was Flynn's attempt to cover up his criminal behavior by lying to the Vice President.

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Somebody Slept Through Their Own Revolution.

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on February 11, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Really? Jason, you and your buddies might have short memories, but my generation grew up long enough after the decline in leaded gasoline not to forget what happened just seven years ago.

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Both your President and your Precedent

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on February 2, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Look, Mitch, I know you hate it, and quite frankly, you should. But you know what? You set these rules yourself. You set this precedent yourself. Why let you set one standard for Democrats, and another for Republicans?

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The Monday Night Massacre

Posted by Warren Porter on January 30, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Throwing concepts such as law & order by the wayside, President Donald Trump has expressed a preference for ruling by imperial decree. Tonight, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been relieved of her duties. Her crime? Defending the US Constitution.

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DAESH celebrates propaganda coup

Posted by Warren Porter on January 28, 2017 at 9:07 AM

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Yesterday, Donald Trump decided to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day by repeating some of the disastrous policies that led to the murder of approximately 6 million Jews seventy five years ago.

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Will The Russian Hacking Scandal Ever Cease?

Posted by GregB on January 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Months and months ago on this blog I'd predicted the 2016 presidential election would be a 'hacking election' with hackers disrupting the process. Many laughed at me but I was proven right.

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The Trump Tsunami: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Posted by GregB on January 23, 2017 at 6:43 PM

I want to be Donald J. Trump when I grow up.

I want his power and position and wealth, but I want my own superhero 'Batman' like man cave too.

The reason being, it's going to take super powers to undo the damage the world is in. Trump is a manager. He may be dramatic but he gets things done and when the dust settles, things smooth out. Now that he's taken the Oath of Office, and is our 45th president, he's showing how powerful he is by using a president's best weapon: The executive order signing.

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The Inauguration of Donald Trump, the Biggest Show on Earth

Posted by GregB on January 20, 2017 at 4:40 PM

It used to be said that the 'Biggest Show On Earth' was that of the now folding Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. For over 150 years, this three ring venue has marveled audiences the world over with acts of wonder and death defying feats. Now, the biggest show is that of the 45th President of the United States Of America, Donald Trump.

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Congratulations Joe Biden!

Posted by Warren Porter on January 12, 2017 at 4:22 PM

In a surprise move, Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Joseph R. Biden Jr. for his lifetime of public service.

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Higher Education Dilemmas to Continue under a Trump Presidency

Posted by DanikaK on December 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM

The state of higher education has been in flux for many years. The introduction of new technologies, coupled with increased cost of tuition, and economic financial strain have rapidly changed the university climate. Not only have teachers, staff, and administration had to navigate these new changes, but in years to come, they will also have a new battles to fight under president elect Donald Trump.

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