onald Trump is waging a global war on truth. He is the anti-truth president. From Trump steaks to his “university” to his support of the “birther” movement against Barack Obama, he’s perpetually selling lies. Now he’s selling lies on a global stage. By making everything potentially a lie, e.g. climate change as a “Chinese hoax,” […]
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Ron Briley: Trump’s tweets, however, suggest that his comments are very much rooted in race and are a continuation of the racial profiling and discrimination in which he has engaged for much of his life going back to the housing policies of his father.
Joseph Morales: The DMZ and the southern border are part of a world of walls that dehumanize people.
Ron Briley: Americans need to be vigilant about the manipulation of history that distorts American innocence and embraces the execution of prisoners and desecration of religion, while playing upon fears and ignorance.
Steve Hochstadt: For Trump there are no experts whose knowledge would be useful to him. Scientists, historians, intelligence operative, generals, legal scholars, and other politicians have nothing to offer him that he doesn’t already know.
“The hostility to the private banking system is quite hot. The spectacle of bank leaders rushing to Washington and begging for a bailout was not lost on the American people.”
Joe Mathews: It’s not the Golden State’s fault that its diversity and success sparked a backlash.
Walter Moss: Since Donald Trump has become the presence we can no longer ignore, writers have discovered all sorts of literary works that seem to have presaged his bursting upon us.
Mark Naison: People are afraid to go to and from work, to go to the corner store, to send their kids to school.
Joe Mathews: My Trump Hasn’t Made Any Racist Statements or Told Any Lies—But I Still Don’t Know What to Do With Him
Berry Craig: Trump’s really not going to do anything to redirect wealth and power to working class people and poor people who feel vulnerable and scared,
Ted Vaill: BLOTUS wants to make sure every American has health insurance, so he could just embrace a new idea, one he is now eligible for at the advanced age of 70: MEDICARE FOR ALL.
Mel Gutov: I’m sure many journalists knew what was coming: a show, orchestrated by The Apprentice executive director so as to reveal precisely nothing but used instead to revile his critics. Vladimir Putin couldn’t have done better.