August 22, 2020

21 Questions for RNC Delegates Gathered in Charlotte to Nominate Trump

I’m here in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Republicans have gathered to nominate Donald J. Trump as their presidential candidate for 2020, and where Trump is scheduled to appear Monday.  If you happen to encounter any of the GOP delegates in Charlotte, maybe during their brewery tour, live jazz outing, or golf event, here are a
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August 4, 2020

What We Face in America Today

Normally I don’t share my concerns this way. It’s not to be alarmist. It’s to say we have to fight back every day against all these things to save our country. 1. Deadly pandemic that Trump and Trump supporters keep spreading with their vile behavior.2. Trump and Barr planning to suppress votes, manipulate Post Office,
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July 7, 2020

DeVos Advances Trump-Like Vendetta Against College Accreditor

Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is pursuing punishment of a college accrediting agency — an action that looks like a Trump-like vendetta and a means of deflecting charges that the Department and a controversial college chain were caught conspiring to cover up abuses. A new Department of Education staff report claims that the accreditor, Higher
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July 2, 2020

Trump Administration Slams Student Veterans Once Again

In 2016, candidate Donald Trump repeatedly promised to aid America’s veterans, but for the second time in about a month, the Trump administration has taken a step that will severely harm veterans seeking to improve their lives through higher education. Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs reversed its suspensions from eligibility for G.I. Bill funding
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June 19, 2020

John Roberts May Save Our Democracy from Trump

Since November 2016, I have expressed concern that Donald Trump, if he loses re-election, will claim the ballot was rigged and refuse to leave. My worries escalated in February 2019 when lawyer Michael Cohen, who worked closely with Trump for years, explained that the very reason he agreed to testify to Congress was to warn
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June 6, 2020

Where Did the Daily White House Coronavirus Briefing Go?

Watching Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York deliver his daily fact-, science-, people-driven coronavirus briefing today, I was thinking: Where did the daily White House coronavirus task force briefing go?  Has the pandemic ended? Not by a long shot. About 10,000 of the 110,000 U.S. deaths occurred in the past ten days. In some states,
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June 4, 2020

A Racist White Supresident, Still Supported By a Majority of White Americans

Just before election day in 2016, I came across a video on social media that showed a confrontation in a parking lot between a black man and a white man. Though neither was yielding, the white man was angry and aggressive, while the black man remained measured and calm. Before using the n-word on camera,
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June 1, 2020

The Most Vile, Corrupt, Incompetent President in U.S. History

Monday morning, United States President Donald J. Trump, abruptly taking over a conference call scheduled between U.S. governors and Vice President Mike Pence, demanded that states accept the deployment of military troops in the face of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Trump demeaned the governors. “Most of
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