In the 1992 film, Sneakers, the most chilling scene is as our hero, Robert Redford, slowly assembles tiles from a Scrabble game to spell out the phrase “TOO MANY SECRETS”. As it turns out this group of intrepid security experts have discovered a computer program able to hack any computer system. The scene ends with Redford lamenting, “No more secrets”, a more prophetic social commentary than any Orwellian future. In the Trump era, the future is now. Continue reading “Truth in the Trump era…and why the president hates it”
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”
As the 60’s rock group, Buffalo Springfield once sang, “There’s something happening here…There’s battle lines being drawn.” The devastation at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the most recent mass shooting involving an assault-type rifle. The debate over gun control has been fueled by a combination of enraged and engaged students, a town hall meeting gone bad for politicians, and a White House listening session that resulted in crude and dangerous recommendations by President Trump. Add to the mix a CPAC meeting, where the NRA’s executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre, gave a defiant speech warning that a perceived socialist agenda would strip away 2nd Amendment rights. Continue reading “Opinion | Buffalo Springfield, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and The Hour of the Gun”
When my father proposed to my mother, he did so on one knee. The Knighthood ceremony requires the candidate to take one knee before the Queen. When we bend down to speak to a small child, we often do so on one knee. I don’t know why Donald Trump hates one knee so much, but for the simple fact it challenges him— everything he is and ever wanted to become.
Recap of articles from June 17 to October 21, 2017
- The Ugly “Truth” behind Niger, Chad, and Donald J. Trump October 21, 2017
- Opinion | Demolition Man: the Smash-Up Derby of Trump’s presidency October 20, 2017
- Opinion | Where is Heather Heyer? October 8, 2017
- Opinion | War, Distraction, and a Dying Administration August 23, 2017
- Opinion | Trump’s Populist Agenda Alive and Well in Charlottesville August 16, 2017
- “The lights on at the White House, but President Alone and in the Dark” August 4, 2017
- Opinion |Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Wouldn’t Last a New York Minute in Toronto (Or Any Other Place in Canada) July 29, 2017
- Trump’s Greatest Failure…is not Healthcare July 26, 2017
- Would You Like a Side of Collusion with Your Nothing Burger? July 19, 2017
- Trump’s “Mad Dog” Antics Earn Him Timeout in the Pound or the Lady Vanishes July 2, 2017
- Why Now? July 1, 2017
- The Day Americans Became My New Best Friend aka The Article I Loathed to Write July 1, 2017
- Planet of the Tapes June 30, 2017
- The True Meaning of Covfefe (Figured Out) June 30, 2017
- Lack of Bankruptcy Clause Leads to No Way Out for President June 17, 2017
The last week has held America’s emotions hostage. Outrage. Shock. Awe. The more we learn about the Niger incident are the more questions we have. Like a hydra, we chop off one bureaucratic head, only for two more to grow in its place. We look for leadership, moral or otherwise, and it’s not to be found. Trump obfuscates his responsibility as Americans and the families of four fallen soldiers are left to piece together the remains of the in Niger incident.
October 16, 2017 Press Conference
During President Trump’s Rose Garden press conference, he refused to answer the question about Niger and instead segued to whether or not past presidents contacted the family members of fallen Continue reading “The Ugly “Truth” behind Niger, Chad, and Donald J. Trump”
On Monday afternoon the president tweeted, “A great day at the White House!”, the social media equivalent of whistling in the dark. “I’m not afraid” it seemed to say. But the jig is up, Trump is scared. After Friday’s most recent failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, and with Trump’s own Republican member John McCain delivering its death blow, it should have been a quiet weekend, perhaps one of reflection for the president, or for any president.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has warned us that when the president gets attacked, Continue reading ““The lights on at the White House, but President Alone and in the Dark””