"Fake news" is the chant Trump started to generate hatred toward journalists, along with saying they are the enemy of the people. So when the White House repeatedly includes "innocent" as qualifier to who shouldn't be shot, it's not meaningless. Context matters.
Feel defeated? Too bad. There is no time for that. It is time to fight for your country at every turn. It is time for non-violent protests everywhere. It is time to let the Democratic Party leaders know that you WILL NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE.
The media and politicians keep addressing the issue of Donald Trump as if it were a relationship problem between him and whoever he is insulting, intimidating, bullying, and lying about on that day. This is not only wrong, but it enables him to continue and misses the far more frightening point that there is no reasoning with Donald Trump, because he does not want the same things for our country as most of us on both sides of the aisle want.
Editorial Cartoon: Pie Face
Editorial Cartoon: Trump Pawn
In an Op-Ed column for the Los Angeles Times Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, tells of the disturbing short- and long-term effects the Trump era policy of separating children from their parents can have.
This is a presidency that would love nothing more than a press that defends everything it says or does - at the expense of the people it marginalizes.
The media's obsequious circling of the wagons around White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over a brutal roasting by a comedienne is more troubling than anything Michelle Wolf said.
The government relied on two main arguments. It tried to argue that this really isn't a Muslim Ban.
Editorial Cartoon: Marion Hammer - NRA
On Saturday, Melania Trump attended First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral. She was alone because the Bush family didn’t want the president to attend.
It is imperative that the Farm Bill and all policies that seek to meet human needs actually address the real lives of people and the systemic and structural oppression and injustice they face each day.
A blue wave will certainly go a long way in washing away the stench from the ever-growing swamp. Yet, it will require a transformation in our politics, in the soul of our country and of each person to root out the problems that paved the way for Trump’s election in the first place.
Editorial Cartoon: Atlas Shrugged
On April 4, 1968, a single gunshot killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on a motel balcony in Memphis. On June 5 of that same year, Senator Robert F. Kennedy — brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, the former U.S. Attorney General and a presidential candidate — was fatally shot at a Los Angeles hotel after winning California's Democratic primary.
As Mr. Trump continues to hinder our reputation as a nation around the globe, he also is destroying the reputation of the modern-day Church in the process. Those who attend church these days, cannot say they were not warned.
While the Samaritan was the surprising character to show mercy to the man left for dead in the ditch, the real twist came when Jesus asked the lawyer to lay aside his privilege and see the world though the beaten and bruised eyes of a man desperate to save his life.
The political process of consolidating power occurs when an individual in power disbands legislative, judicial and executive authorities while placing that authority in one or two offices or office holders.
Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis in 1972, occurs when a group makes faulty decisions leading to a “deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement.”