The dust may have settled – or, more realistically, been washed away by climate-change-enhanced hurricanes pulling a Mr. Hyde on both Texas and Florida – from Trump’s announcement last week that his administration would end DACA with a six-month delay, but the future for 800,000 young people has never been cloudier. What’s DACA? The Deferred… Read More DACA-scuse me?!
What you heard: The media/political news/my friend/etc is focusing too much on Russia/the Boy Scout speech/Trump encouraging police brutality/etc and should be talking more about health care/dismantling of regulations/the economy/etc. Most of this commentary comes from those who are white, male, or occupy upper income levels. Most likely the person you’re hearing this from is… Read More The Privilege of “More Important” Things
The Administration made news recently for the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director (among other things). If you aren’t a wealthy New Yorker or hip to big GOP donor trends, you probably didn’t know that a person named Anthony Scaramucci even existed, much less anything about him. His appointment is yet another example of… Read More Very Unqualified Men: a Select Guide
10. “Deplorables” Let’s all agree: Hillary shouldn’t have said that half the nation is in a “basket of deplorables.” First of all, that’s not nice. Second of all, there are SO MANY better ways to make that point. “Basket of deplorables?!” Come on, Hill. You’re more creative than that. In all seriousness, though, the claims that… Read More “Reasons Hillary lost”, ranked
What you heard: Jeff Sessions, an Explainher fave, questioned the legitimacy of a Hawaiian federal judge. Then, when faced with backlash for his comments, he complained that “no one has a sense of humor anymore.” What it is: Jeff Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States; you can read all about the racist Kreacher here. The questioning came… Read More Why “Political Correctness” became a dirty term
What you heard: After a missile strike on a Syrian airfield in response to Assad’s deployment of chemical weapons against civilians, the Administration is taking on Syria’s ruling regime. Or maybe not. Or maybe Russia will do it? What it is: Last Thursday, April 6, the US military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from Mediterranean-based destroyers USS Porter… Read More Does the Administration have a Syria policy?
What you heard: Trump announced the creation of VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement) at his speech on Tuesday night. What it is: Since we’re on acronyms today, Trump is a Truly Revolting dUngheap of Mammoth Proportion. The VOICE program will create an office to identify victims of crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants. This supplements the… Read More Demonizing unauthorized immigrants