In a political moment when the American president not only stokes the fires of sexism, racism, and the hate they represent but also seems to embody these values, Martin McDonagh’s 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, in its thoughtful, sympathetic, and loving approach to understanding hate, could not be more timely.
"President Trump is not only going to finish this term, he's going to win with 400 electoral votes in 2020."
Let me say it as clearly as I can: The anger being expressed by many (white) people over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem is transparently phony.
In a stinging tweet, former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards she hopes "every NFL player" will take the opportunity to stand up to "the white supremacist who squats in our White House."
The former Secretary of State did not definitively call Trump a white supremacist, but it's rather stunning that she refused to say he isn't.
"The leader of the free world can’t continue to use language that legitimizes the actions of extremists groups that promote hate."
The meeting could have given Trump an opportunity to learn something about race relations in America, but he only made things worse.
Disasters have a way of erasing all markers of division and bringing people together revealing the best of our shared humanity.
"The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions."
A plurality of Americans also believes he is "putting white supremacists on equal standing with their opponents."
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Boston with a clear message: America rejects racism and hate. This has been the consistent message coming from nearly every corner of the country since the racially motivated domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville.
The resistance is proving not just that they are larger in numbers than either Trump supporters or white supremacists, but also that they understand freedom of speech does not have to be violent.
The right-wing demonstrators organizing Saturday's rally in Boston forgot one important thing: People.
Thousands of Americans are in Boston to stand up to Trump and his white supremacist supporters to say in one voice: This is not what America stands for.
"What will happen next? I doubt that Donald Trump will be able to calm and comfort the nation in that moment."
Even if Trump did decide to attend the ceremony, it's unclear how many of the honorees would have shown up.
It is being reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is nearly the end of his review of Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, and it is expected that Bannon could be fired from the White House as soon as today.
Since the attack, Susan Bro has spoken out loudly against the hatred put on display in Charlottesville and criticized Trump's despicable response.
The end may very well be near for Donald Trump's presidency.
Nobody wants to be seen within the same zip code as this president, particularly after he spent the past week defending white supremacists and Nazis.