Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Trump Tower press conference

President Trump's incendiary remarks today, about the Charlottesville tragedy (at his Trump Tower press conference), were despicable, and utterly sickening.

Will administration officials, and White House staff members, begin telling Mr. Trump that they've had enough? Or will they simply continue to enable his morally repugnant presidency?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Charlottesville

Have been heartbroken about Charlottesville, and the deaths (and injuries) there. I have the city (and many friends and acquaintances, from the years I lived there) in my prayers, and thoughts.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Linda Sarsour

Here is a mid-July piece, in the online Jewish-oriented publication Tablet, about Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American activist (and one of the organizers/leaders of the Women's March). The piece was occasioned by Sarsour's diatribe (absurd and offensive) against the CNN journalist Jake Tapper. The Tablet piece is by Yair Rosenberg, a senior editor at the publication.

Sarsour gets a good deal of acclaim (often from the left); I am sorry to say that the acclaim, too often, is not merited.

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/241097/linda-sarsour-declares-cnns-jake-tapper-has-joined-the-ranks-of-the-alt-right?utm

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Al Gore, on CNN town hall broadcast

It was good to see former Vice President Al Gore tonight, when he appeared in a town hall special on CNN, titled The Climate Crisis. Mr. Gore--not surprisingly--was impressive, on the program; he was interviewed by Anderson Cooper, and answered questions from the CNN audience.

His new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel--a follow-up to 2006's An Inconvenient Truth--is making its debut in theatres this week.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/01/politics/al-gore-cnn-town-hall/index.html

Thursday, July 27, 2017

President Trump's latest regressive, lousy decision

From the New York Times editorial, below: "A year after transgender Americans secured the right to defend their nation as equals in the military service, President Trump, in one of his crueler series of tweets, declared on Wednesday that he was banishing them from serving."

The editorial is titled, "Uncle Sam No Longer Wants You."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/opinion/donald-trump-transgender-pandering.html

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Senator John McCain

John McCain is an extraordinary and courageous man.

From a statement by Meghan McCain, released on Twitter, about her father:

“It won’t surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father. He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him. The aggressions of political life could not bend him. So he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in many ways: But it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/health/meghan-mccain-tribute-john-mccain/index.html