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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “The World “Sucks” Because of Trump: the War on Transgender Military Personnel”
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”
The women’s marathon first became an Olympic event in 1984. On September 27, 2018, in many ways, Christine Blasey Ford completed a much longer and arduous race. Continue reading “OPINION | Silent Running: The Testimony of Christine Blasey Ford”
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have now left the Singapore summit, and with their departure, a silence fills in the anticipation and the apprehension of the meeting. Both leaders were supposedly looking for something, but it is uncertain whether it was peace.
From a political point of view, the summit was a success for both leaders. Let’s be clear, Trump was not the first to propose a sit-down, but he was the most pugnacious, and the least criticized when the idea was proposed. Was he looking for an end to tensions between North Korea and the world at large or a photo opportunity to boost his poll numbers? Continue reading “OPINION | The Quest for Peace or Popularity?”