Ed Rampell: As Emperor Trump cries havoc and lets loose and wags the dogs of war, up to 200 peace protesters held a January 9 antiwar rally outside Los Angeles’ symbol of Washington, the Federal Building located near UCLA in Westwood.
Ed Rampell: “Our campaign is not only about defeating Trump but about a political Revolution! To bring about a government and economy that works for all the people, not just the 1%!”
Ed Rampell: A well-informed news commentator would likely know that two of the most famous Democratic presidential contenders in U.S. history, Sen. Bobby Kennedy and Vice Pres. Hubert Humphrey, both entered the 1968 presidential campaign AFTER the New Hampshire primary.
Ed Rampell: Because I remember where we came from I’m in solidarity with today’s refugees and immigrants, knowing my ancestors were in those same shoes not so long ago.
Ed Rampell: While Trump calls himself a “stable genius,” there’s been more hypothesizing about his mental health than any other U.S. presidents.
Ed Rampell: MSM’s non-stop hagiography of the one term 41st president suggested those lines from “Home On the Range”: “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the skies are not cloudy all day.”
Ed Rampell: This fourth annual confab has provided Angelenos with another encounter, live and in person, with pundits, commentators, spinmeisters, speechwriters, journalists of the chattering class, etc., who are mostly based in Washington, DeCeit and Manhattan.
Ed Rampell: As part of his ongoing struggle against fracking, Cromwell was back in court this week observing a hearing regarding the fate of the controversial Competitive Power Ventures power plant in Orange County, N.Y.
Ed Rampell: Washington’s response to the shooting of Scalise and three others was just as predictable as the House Majority Whip’s “pro-gun” and “family values” record—discussing more security for members of Congress.
Ed Rampell: Why anybody who considers him/herself to be progressive would want to be a part of and to “work within” such an entity is totally beyond my ability to comprehend.
Ed Rampell: Hillary Clinton and many others have charged that Trump has ruined small businesses and lives with his dubious business practices. But what if Trump has literally caused the loss of life?
Ed Rampell: Among those things the GOP nominee presumably doesn’t want voters informed about is the sound and fury that surrounded Trump International Hotel and Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk
Ed Rampell: U.S. mainstream media is flooded with calls for ramping up a military response, often proposed by the same historically discredited pundits and politicians who got it so wrong regarding Iraq, Libya, etc.