What To Do About Trump

Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the campaign was scary. His actions as president elect are terrifying. His claims that the election results are rigged. Nepotism. Bannon. The list goes on. So what can be done to counteract Trump? 1. Support Journalism Fascist regimes fear journalists. Good quality journalism does not come for free. Support the work … [Read more…]

Trump: He’s Our Fault

Two things completely unrelated things happened on Friday. Muhammad Ali died. And I happened to venture to the front page of the New York Times. Most news sites have a “Most Read” feature on them. Those little boxes populate automatically based on the number of times someone, well, reads an article. Articles with the most hits … [Read more…]

From Activist To Politican

DeRay Mckesson has announced he’s running for Mayor of Baltimore. Mckesson is best known for his activism in the Black Lives Matter movement and is especially prolific on social media. I follow him on Twitter and, frankly, I think he’s great. (Watch his interview on Colbert, it’s really good.)  But I don’t think he’ll make … [Read more…]

Don’t Make Me Defend Trump

The UK government has responded to a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from entering the country. The Government said it “does not routinely comment on individual immigration and exclusion decisions” but does say “the Home Secretary has said that Donald Trump’s remarks in relation to Muslims are divisive, unhelpful and wrong.” The … [Read more…]