2540 posts categorized "Current Affairs"

September 29, 2016

Gov. Brown signs most inclusive restroom access law in U.S.

Gov. Brown signs bill mandating PrEP ed for HIV-negative test recipients

Protests in Philadelphia after video shows gay bar owner using racial epithet

Judge dismisses part of gay D.C. cop’s bias lawsuit

Gingrich seeks unity with gay Republicans against "Islamic supremacism"

Report: Trump violated U.S. trade embargo against Cuba

Olbermann on Trump’s Russian Connection

New Yorker cover: Miss Congeniality

Definitely one of the mean girls.

September 27, 2016

Recreating the debate using Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Scandals: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Once again, John Oliver is brilliant and hilarious.

September 23, 2016

@DCLogCabin rejects Trump endorsement

Clinton ad highlights Trump’s insults against women

Trump's habitual misogynistic ugliness.

Olbermann on Kathy ‘No Racism Before Obama’ Miller: ‘She IS the Trump Campaign’

For instant refutation of Mr. Miller, google "lynching" and click on Images. Warning: you will see horrifying photos of America's past.

See no evil

Wake up, Coach.

Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

The world can be cruel, and the presidency carries many thankless tasks. President Obama performed one of them today. It is not popular to consider our strategic interests in such an instance, but the man responsible for sending our children off to war, including the special ops forces he sent to raid bin Laden's compound in 2011, must consider them. Before condemning him, let us imagine the weight of it that he must bear and we do not. Remember Churchill, who could not warn the people of Coventry of the Nazi bombing raid that he knew was coming because it would have tipped off the Germans that Britain had broken the Enigma code. Giving away that secret would almost certainly have led to many more deaths. Even when they do not have my agreement or understanding, those who take on that burden have my respect. And on November 8, we must not confer its terrible responsibility on an ignorant and reckless man.

Between Two Ferns with Hillary Clinton

Very funny. But of course this is not the first time Hillary's appeared on TV with a clown. Remember the Benghazi hearing? There was a whole carful.

White Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man

Eugene Robinson: In America, gun rights are for whites only

Eugene Robinson is right. This is intolerable and insane.

Calling the men in white coats with butterfly nets

One of Elwood P. Dowd's friends at the rest home, otherwise known as the Libertarian candidate for President.

A fearless wife records police use of deadly force

The video taken by Keith Scott's wife Rakeyia of his fatal encounter with police is hard to watch and to listen to. MSNBC was just analyzing the video. I do not begrudge their doing that, but I had to mute the TV. I've had too much. One thing that shines through in the painful recording is this woman's fearlessness in confronting her husband's killers. She is not the first. If there is one ray of hope in all this, it may be that.

September 21, 2016

Protests erupt in Charlotte after police kill a black man

Terence Crutcher's hands were raised when he was shot by a Tulsa officer

Olbermann - The secret behind Trump's terrorism plan

HUD makes rule final barring anti-trans bias in homeless shelters

Clinton underscores LGBT rights to win over Millennials

Judge rules for Wisconsin trans student in battle over bathroom access

Trump Jr. stole photo of Skittles to denigrate refugees – from a refugee

Obama at UN Refugee Summit

President Obama addresses United Nations

September 20, 2016

Column: Trump the Arsonist Plays Firefighter

My latest Blade column asks: With this con artist for a leader, who would need enemies?

It features a discussion on Trump and race by leadership and diversity consultant Robert Naylor Jr.

September 19, 2016

Believe me

Trump's gestures

I am sick of Trump's small set of gestures repeated endlessly. Also the way he sets his mouth. Bip the Clown, the stage persona of the late mime Marcel Marceau, could have delivered a Trump speech without saying a word -- except that Bip was pleasanter, and would have been more trustworthy with the nuclear launch codes.

McCrory staged fake Q&A to avoid questions on HB2

Obama Makes Powerful Plea: 'Everything We Stand For Is At Stake'

September 16, 2016

Steph Curry Says North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law Needs to be Changed

Thanks, Steph.

'Dr. Oz' Show Cuts Trump's Comments About Kissing His Daughter 'Every Chance' He Gets

On top of everything else, a high creep factor.

Unwinding a Lie: Donald Trump and ‘Birtherism’

The contemptible Mr. Trump tells another big lie as he acknowledges what was never in doubt: that President Obama was indeed born in America.

Michelle Obama campaigns for Hillary in Virginia

Excellent speech by Michelle Obama in which she talks about why she is inspired by Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s new hotel offers everything he claims to hate

Trump cries "America First" and calls for barring all Muslims from the country, then he fills the Trump International Hotel with imported goods and is ready with Qur'ans and prayer rugs for those who can afford his conspicuous-consumption rates. He deserves a prize for brass-fronted impudence (to take a phrase from Frederick Douglass) if he wins this election. Thanks to Dana Milbank for the tour.

September 15, 2016

Olbermann: All of Trump's Supporters Are Deplorable

Keith Olbermann is right.

Ivanka Trump Suggests Gay Male Couples Are Out of Luck in Donald Trump's Family Leave Plan