Trump and the GOP “Pro-Life” Healthcare Abortion

Say you hate everyone but the super rich and wish to redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars from working class people to the Koch brothers, the Trump clan and the founders of Facebook and Google. Say you have no problem with literally killing thousands of people to do so, as long as they are poor. If you are a Republican who loves this idea your dream just came true.The “American Health Care Act” (AHCA)—does just that: squanders lives to fund the Trump clan's tax breaks to themselves an … [Read more...]

100 DAYS OF TRUMP (It’s Been More Like 100 Awful Years)

"His Presidency has become the demoralizing daily obsession of anyone concerned with global security, the vitality of the natural world, the national health, constitutionalism, civil rights, criminal justice, a free press, science, public education, and the distinction between fact and its opposite." So writes writes David Remnick in the New Yorker.Remnick notes that Trump has, set fire to the integrity of his office... Trump flouts truth and liberal values so brazenly that he undermines … [Read more...]

Trump Voters Were Fact-Free and Now It Looks As If They Are Also Willingly Even Proudly Stupid: A New Poll Shows They’d Elect Trump– Again!

Trump voters have changed the old saying “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” to “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice– just fine by me!”A new ABC News/Washington Post poll taken as Trump approaches his 100th day in office (with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president since 1945) shows that 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they’d do so again today.Are tens of millions of Americans proudly, knowingly and defiantly stupid? I … [Read more...]

Trump and the ‘Left Behind’ Evangelicals: How They Were Prepared To Vote for a Fool and (Maybe) Destroy the World

 Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of sixteen nov­els represents everything that is most deranged about American re­ligion. To understand why Trump became president -- with 81 percent of the white evangelical vote -- you have to understand the importance of these novels and all they represent.Trump didn’t just fall from the sky to become the nominee. White evangelicals made him president. And they have a lot in common with Trump. It's no accident he wound up as the "G … [Read more...]

Trump: Will he Fake Terror?

Trump is a man so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead. Will he fake terror? Will he go to war to distract us? The unthinkable is now thinkable. That itself is stomach-turning.From Vladimir Putin to Saddam Hussein, Trump has expressed his admiration for a rogues’ gallery of foreign dictators and autocrats. And we know that other “strongman” leaders he admires have gone to war just for the ratings, or to distract from thei … [Read more...]

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class.This inglorious inheritance of slaveholders, misogynists, and war-makers shapes what I experience and, just as importantly, do not experience—i.e., what black men undergo in our country’s criminal and judicial system or even during casual traffic stops and what women of all races and classes endure when confronted by our culture’s everyday sexism and what gay women and men face in the daily bigotry (or worse in the all-too-common violence … [Read more...]

Do Not Miss Andrew Sullivan Saying the Unsayable About Trump: “Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental health… He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe.”

 (Photo Twitter)"Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental and psychological health," writes Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine.  "I know we’re not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face. I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who repeatedly said fantastically and demonstrably untrue things, what would you think of him? If you showed up at a neighbor’s, say, and your host show … [Read more...]

Can the black church rescue Jesus’ reputation from Trump? AME to the Rescue!

Can the black church rescue Jesus' reputation from Trump? Maybe. At least the African Methodist Episcopal Church is bravely trying to. Eighty one percent of white evangelical America handed Trump the White House, put the alt-right white supremacist Bannon in the power seat and trashed the name of Jesus at the same time. Hear the word evangelical now and the KKK comes to mind, not the Middle Eastern brown Jew carpenter.Now as detailed in an important op-ed in the Washington Post ("AME bishops … [Read more...]