For the first time in my seven decades of life, I fear that our democracy may be endangered, by a traitor President and a cowardly Republican majority in Congress, who may also be aiding and abetting this treason.
Asked about her role in supervising torture at a secret “black site” and in destroying the evidence later, Gina Haspel smiled sweetly and said “Goodness gracious, Dear, are you sure you want to ask that?”
He has not only, at least to this point, managed to slip and slide through crisis after crisis in the eyes of his amazingly steady base of support but has prevailed over an internal mutiny that most likely will continue to grow.
Tillerson was groomed to believe in the government guaranteed privilege of the corporate wealthy, without need for particular intelligence, and unquestioning of the assumptions of colonial capitalism and corporate management.
Gary Kohls: The range of acts of violence by drug-intoxicated psych patients range from self-harm to suicidal thinking to suicidal attempts to homicidal thinking to mass murder, and the media is silent on the psych drug connection.
Mario Solis-Marich: Yesterday after an emotional court hearing one of the few remaining sisters, Sister Catherine Rose, died in the courtroom after an emotional proceeding related to the property transaction.
Dan Embree: Well, since you wouldn’t fire them, they just quit. Private industry. Investments. Stuff with money. Cabinet too. Zinke’s selling land in Montana, Carson, furniture in California – you may have noticed that the Lincoln Bedroom is empty. Miller’s into loan-sharking.
Steve Hochstadt: East German communism had very different intentions and assumptions than the Nazi government which it replaced. But both systems shared this enclosed structure of self-protection, where deviation was treason, where facts were subordinated to rigid ideology, where questioning was punished by exclusion.
Lance Simmens: Either from the thirst for wealth and power or fear from the embarrassment of a severely compromised set of moral, ethical, sexual, or other inadequacies, or maybe a combination of the two, our President is willing to sell out the American dream for his personal aggrandizement.
Ted Vaill: He claims to be a Republican, after many years of sucking up to New York Democrats and donating to their campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s, but he really is a member of the Donald Trump Party, and has no core beliefs of his own – only what will benefit Donald Trump personally.
Berry Craig: Evidently unafraid of the dreaded NRA “F,” two of the candidates tossed the survey in the trash, three replied with rebukes, and the other one can’t decide whether to deep six the survey or to pen a reproof.
Michael Hertz: Machine Gun America, backed by the NRA, would fight the effort tooth and nail, but at this moment in our history our country is ready for this. After all, at one time we did have a law that banned automatic weapons.
Lydia Howell: Police regularly roust Black youth for walking down the street wearing a hoodie or make absurd “lurking” charges for waiting at a bus stop. A white youth’s actual violent crimes merited no police action.