Tag Archives: Donald Trump

The War Against Rectitude

President Trump is becoming ever more sad and cynical, day by day revealing his tortured relationship to the truth. We cannot deny, at least to ourselves, the eroding of principles and moral virtue by our president and those surrounding him in the White House. Equally as disappointing is the deafening silence from the majority in […]

Freedom and Grace

Vladimir Kara-Murza is vice-chairman of Open Russia, an international Russian pro-democracy movement. He was poisoned twice by Russian operatives, in 2015 and again in February of 2017. Both times he fell into a coma and suffered multiple organ failure, but survived both attempts to kill him. Mikail Kordorkovsky, head of Russia’s largest oil company called […]

Comparing Leaders

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) In four days, President Obama will leave office. Whether this creates joy or sadness in you, he will be remembered as our first Black President and as a two-term President of unquestionable integrity, honesty and […]

Bridges – Stepping Forward with Lilka and Andy

How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race? What pre-conceived notions do I need to leave behind in order to bridge the gap? How far across the bridge do I need to walk? What conversations are pertinent and necessary right now to bring unity to a hurting […]

The Politics of Racism

One hundred fifty years ago, just after the end of the Civil war, the Republican Party was the party of equal justice for African Americans. The Democrat Party was the party of holding onto slavery and discrimination. Take a look: *December 6, 1865: Republican Party’s 13th Amendment, banning slavery, is ratified 1865: The KKK launches […]

Tired of it All

As a woman who, in the 1970s and 1980s, was groped during interviews for promotion in business (which I turned down), I have found Trump’s latest predatory comments reprehensible at a deep and visceral level. As a woman who has experience that, I can say with conviction, you never forget. It is an ugly, disturbing […]

1850 Know-Nothings Rise Again

Before the founding of the Republican Party in 1854, the two political parties were the Democrats and the Whigs. Anti-slavery Whigs met in February of 1854 – an election year – to establish a new party and oppose the spread of slavery into new, western territories. This caused an irreparable split in the party, causing […]

I may lose some readers for this

Separating the myth from the man Here is an hilarious, yet kinda scary YouTube that’s a 20-minute riff HBO’s John Oliver did on Donald Trump. Thank you Nan for sharing this first.