The Privilege of “More Important” Things

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 Comey firing: Watergate redux?

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?

Does the Administration have a Syria policy?

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?