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
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: President Trump firing James Comey is POTUS’s “Watergate Moment” ™ What it is: James Comey served as FBI Director from September of 2013 until yesterday. Before his… storied… tenure as Director, he had various roles in the US Justice Department and did a stint in the private sector as General Counsel at Lockheed Martin and Bridgewater… Read More The Comey firing: Watergate redux?
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: National Security Advisor Flynn resigned after it surfaced that he’d engaged in illegal* talks with Russia and then lied about it. What it is: A doozy! The National Security Advisor is a senior aide to the President – not a member of the Cabinet, though – and is appointed, rather than confirmed, to… Read More Flynn and Russia and Pence, oh my!