Why Donald Trump is just following in Ronald Reagan’s footsteps on race - The Washington Post Racial issues were central to Reagan’s political success during the 1966 California gubernatorial election. He denounced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while running radio ads referring to urban areas as “jungles.”… Continue reading Trump is Following in the Footsteps of Wallace, Nixon, and Reagan
Pay the U.S. women's soccer players a bounty. They're an American treasure. - The Washington Post I don’t want to hear another word about whether the Americans scored too much or over-celebrated. This is a team in full attack mode, fighting not just to win a World Cup, but to prove a larger point about… Continue reading Pay the Women Now!
Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103 - The New York Times Herman Wouk, whose taut shipboard drama “The Caine Mutiny” lifted him to the top of the best-seller lists, where he remained for most of a career that extended past his 100th year thanks to page-turners like “Marjorie Morningstar,” “Youngblood Hawke” and the… Continue reading Herman Wouk dies at 103, but “a Legend Never Dies”
Custard's Last Stand: Mission Pie vs. the gig economy - Mission Local Her frustration isn’t that the “shut-in economy” has advanced to the point that contracting with a third party to have pies sent to your home is the epitome of San Francisco normal. If people desire delivery, let the people have what they want.… Continue reading Hey San Francisco, Time to Buy Some Pie!
At Kentucky Derby, cloud of Santa Anita horse deaths hangs over sport - The Washington Post As Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported, Churchill Downs has lost 43 thoroughbreds to racing injuries since 2016, or 2.42 per 1,000 starts, 50 percent higher than the national average. Some of the proposed changes at both Santa Anita… Continue reading Time to End Horse Racing
Trump says he spoke with Putin about 'Russian hoax,' didn't warn him against 2020 election meddling - CNNPolitics Earlier, Trump tweeted he'd discussed the "Russian hoax" with Putin, along with other issues, during their hour-long phone call. Fake News!!!!!! Why is this a story? Everyone knows you check in with the boss to update him… Continue reading This is Fine
So much of this is not normal, but if this is the reality we must amplify those fighting to defend the institutions that make America a thing. The Office of the President is not a get-out-of-jail free card for lawless behavior," the professors wrote in their letter, obtained by POLITICO. "Indeed, our country’s Founders made… Continue reading Law professors torch Trump legal memo
No words.... “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said one White House official, speaking anonymously to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.”
This article does a good job of explaining what Michael Cohen does for Donald Trump. What the article does not do is explain how dangerous this is. This is right out of the organized crime playbook, but instead he is the president. That is having a lawyer who is not doing any legal work, but… Continue reading Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids – The New York Times
“Trump has not abandoned Republican economic policy. He has carried it out faithfully. The party’s attempts to pin its collapse on his personal shortcomings of willpower are a completely predictable part of how that policy takes shape.”