Tom Hastings: Trump looks at every problem and if it were a form to fill out, he would go to the end of it, to the place where the line asks, “Who is to blame?”, he fills in “Democrats, especially Obama, Crooked Hillary, and the media,” and then figures backward.
Tom Hastings: As someone who desperately wants someone else in the White House, I still want to urge my fellow Americans, many of whom support Trump, to stop listening to him.
Tom Hastings: Great work, Donald. You’ve now just made Americans sick, some will die, and the economy is headed to disaster, with global losses in excess of $5 trillion already and the impacts are only beginning.
Tom Hastings: The real question for America is, “How many continue to support this bozo? He is a criminal from dawn to dusk, from dusk to dawn, and yet there are those—certainly virtually all elected Republicans who value their lives and livelihoods—who continue to lick his boots.
Gail Skenandore and Tom H. Hastings: Violence on the reservation is an epidemic and little is done to prevent it or even bring it to anyone’s attention.
Tom H. Hastings: There are so many more ready-for-slime-time scandals churning out on a constant basis that it’s spirit-numbing to face them
Tom Hastings: What could one child from Sweden do? Recycle her Knäckebröd wrappers? Put one less log on the fire? Try to convince her parents to drive their Saab fewer kilometers?
t is summer, I’m a teacher, nearly unpaid, and have the gift of prep time for fall classes. I’m also being indulgent and reading a bit for enjoyment, currently Becoming, the Michelle Obama memoir. This is a moving story, not the least reason for that being the aching sense of what we lost in the […]
Tom Hastings: The US has fallen from its role as world leader, a fall that many might welcome under many other circumstances, but not when Russia and China are rushing in to fill the vacuum. Trump is Putin’s useful idiot.
Tom Hastings: Even when income and wealth/poverty levels are controlled for, African Americans, Native Americans/Pacific Islanders have lower five-year survival rates for the aggregate of cancers suffered in the US.
Tom Hastings: mpeachment would possibly clear the House but would be pried from the cold dead hands of the US Senate under the command of Mitch “Swampy” McConnell. As they say in New Jersey, fuggetaboutit.
Tom Hastings: Those who chanted at the North Carolina rally may well be capable of feeling shame as individuals, but clearly they lack it as a mob.
Tom Hastings: My partner, who is African American, rejects the notion of reparations that start with sending out money before fixing the core problems that still drive such high rates of pain and suffering in the black community.