Joseph Palermo: What followed from Trump after he sparked such a widespread backlash was the typical “punch, parry, kick” playbook Republicans use when they interject racism into the political discourse for electoral gain.
Jospeh Palermo: At gun shows and Republican rallies Texans are well known for talking a lot about “seceding” from the Union. I doubt if many Texas Republicans are talking about that idea right now.
Joe Palermo: A 20-year-old self-described Nazi killed a good person in cold blood with his car and the President says “many sides” were responsible.
Joseph Palermo: Are Democratic leaders finally copping to their three-decade failure to do anything meaningful to make the lives of most working Americans “better” in any way?
Joseph Palermo: AWhen was the last time you heard a Republican politician apologize for his or her worldview? Even with a pussy-grabbing con artist as their party’s leader they apologize for nothing.
Joseph Palermo: Other than a hatred for Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, public school teachers, government employees, and Barack Hussein Obama, the Tea Party had little to offer as far as any “vision” for the future.
Joseph Palermo: Otto’s entry into the governor’s race guarantees that when Minnesotans go to the polls next year anthropogenic climate change, the existential threat it poses, and what steps we must take to counter it, will be front and center.
When it comes to the Executive Branch abusing its power (and in Kissinger’s case killing scores of innocent people in the process) there’s probably no better counsel for Trump to turn to than the war criminal Henry Kissinger.
Joe Palermo: Trump and Bannon want to privatize everything, strip away basic services from working people, and “deconstruct” the very idea of a social commitment we all share to whoever resides in the United States.
ven in the Age of Trump we’re seeing limits to the Far Right’s exercise of unchecked power. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the House Republicans squared up what they thought was going to be a slam dunk, only to suffer an ignominious defeat when their attempt to repeal of the Affordable Health Care […]
Now that Trump has handed over the nation’s Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of State and Interior to his donors and buddies from America’s version of Gazprom the Republican administration has turned climate change denial into national policy.
Too often the current emphasis on changing culture is devolving into browbeating and disconnecting needed cultural activism from political activism aimed at policy changes.
Joseph Palermo: Faculty, students, and administrators should come up with a structure where the sharing of ideas is protected without opening up the institution to being used as a punching bag for off-campus politics.