Ashli Babbitt, who the day before tweeted, “Nothing will stop us…the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours,” is now dead. Ms. Babbitt, an ardent Trump supporter, served 14 years in the United States Air Force. On Wednesday she died believing she was “protecting” her country, shot by a fellow American protecting the Capitol and the senators trapped within its rooms.
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It has been 856 days since the afternoon 32-year-old Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist who drove his car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville. It’s been 857 days since Donald Trump proclaimed that there were “very fine people on both sides”, referring to the group who chanted “Jews will not replace us!”. Continue reading “OPINION | The Trial of Donald J. Trump: America’s Moral Imperative”
Wait. Close your eyes. Is it just me or do you feel it too? Ask yourself, what is the source of this horrendous weight? The evisceration of environmental safeguards? The withdrawal from the Paris Accord? The only answer is—the world literally”sucks” because of Donald Trump.
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It may have been the caffeine that kept me tossing in bed, heart pounding between the sheets. Then the sudden horror—the vision of hordes of illegals climbing walls, pillaging, murdering! Sadly, it wasn’t the caffeine, but rather the incarnation of Trump’s border “crisis” coupled with the immutable fact that Donald J. Trump continues to lie. Continue reading “Opinion | Donald Trump’s World War Zed: the Imagined Crisis at the Southern Border”
Donald Trump is playing five-dimensional chess, so he has brainwashed his base into believing. He is playing a game, albeit more akin to Tic-tac-toe. But even children’s games have a strategy. Continue reading “OPINION | Searching for Bobby Fischer: The King’s Gambit of the Trump Presidency”
In 1939, a house landed on a witch, and a starry-eyed youngster found out there is no place like home. Exactly 80 years later, a house will proverbially land on a president, as 40 Democrats will take their seats in the House of Representatives in an effort restore courage, wisdom and heart to the government. Trending on twitter is the latest hashtag #TrumpResign Continue reading “OPINION | Surrender Donald (Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?)”
Pick any half decent science fiction film. They always muck with the timeline—Back to the Future, Star Trek, Terminator. The premise is always the same—something catastrophic occurs in the distant past, the hero must return to fix it, and when the pivotal moment arrives, the hero must choose a different path in order to repair the timeline. Trump has proven that he does not watch science fiction, as he habitually repeats the same feckless loop resulting in a presidential timeline that can never be repaired. Continue reading “OPINION | Why Trump’s Alternate Reality is about to Vanish”
Today, I can write that Heather’s Heyer’s assailant, James Field Jr., is a murderer. Many had thought it, people had tweeted it, but now it’s official. At age 21, he will be sentenced as any murderer should.
In Trump’s long tunnel of madness, Charlottesville is but a speck in the rearview mirror. But many will recall the incident—the pain, the anger, the sudden sense of helplessness and loss that will not soon be forgotten. Still, some may argue that as Canadian living thousands of miles away, I’m on the fringe. No, I didn’t know Heather Heyer, but both our nations appreciate the stand she took, and the ultimate price that she paid. Continue reading “Opinion | Heather Heyer and the price of justice”
This morning the world is waking up to the worst mid-term election hangover on record. In spite of losing key races across the country, Democrats have emerged as the clear victor, now in control of the House. While the Senate remains strongly Republican, the bigger victory is that of morality over vitriol. Continue reading “MINI OP-ED | The Hangover”