I believe totally in your freedoms. I do, you’re free, you got to do what you have to do.
But I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it, it’s good, take the vaccines.
— Donald Trump at an August 21 rally in Alabama
[This is the third and final blog of a three-part series. In the first blog, posted on August 17, we examined the impact of the cancer cult on the nation’s physical health. In the second, posted on September 1, we looked at the cult’s impact on the health of our democracy. …
I am your voice. I alone can fix it.
— Donald Trump, acceptance speech, at 2016 Republican National Convention
Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me.
— Donald Trump, as quoted from notes on December 27 phone call to acting U.S. attorney general Jeffrey Rosen
Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there. Will be wild.
— Donald Trump, December 19 tweet
We will never give up. We will never concede. It will never happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore.
If those responsible (for the January 6 insurrectionist storming of the Capitol) are not held accountable, and if Congress does not act responsibly, this will remain a cancer on our constitutional Republic, undermining the peaceful transfer of power at the heart of our democratic system.”
— Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY), January 6 Committee Member, Opening Comment
“Telling the truth shouldn’t be hard. Fighting on Jan. 6 — that was hard. Showing up Jan. 7 -that was hard.
Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are being lauded as courageous heroes, and while I agree with that notion, why? Because they told the…
The United States of America is a nation built by and on the backs of immigrants. In spite of this, the United States has always grappled with how to address immigration issues.
In 2021, immigration is once again near the top of the agenda for the country. That doesn’t mean, however, there will be any meaningful federal legislation passed to deal with it.
This is the case because addressing immigration is a complex matter, requiring unbiased analysis and bipartisan compromises to achieve a constructive resolution. Neither of these requisites is very present in the U.S. …
Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me know what spring is like
On a Jupiter and Mars
Those are the lyrics to a song written by Bart Howard, recorded by Kaye Ballard in 1954 and made popular ten years later by Frank Sinatra.
We don’t think that multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos will be singing these words on July 20 this year as he blasts off into space on his rocket New Shepard, built by his space exploration company Blue Horizon. We do know that in a video posted to Instagram, he said, “If you see…
On July 4 of this year, the United States of America will celebrate the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. On June 19 of this year, for the first time, the United States of America celebrated the emancipation of slaves as a national holiday. On a date to be determined and in a year some time soon, the United States of America needs to have a national holiday named Interdependence Day, dedicated to celebrating the “US” in USA.
We have been advocating establishing an Interdependence Day since 2010. The events of this past year make the…
This fragile crucible called our American democracy was created after the Revolutionary War. Since that time, Americans have been involved in an evolutionary war in a continuing struggle to craft the more perfect union envisioned by our founders.
In this 21st century, some Americans have initiated a “devolutionary” war intended to move the democracy backward rather than forward. This devolution started with the members of the Tea Party in 2009 taking over town hall meetings trying to hijack the Republican Party, and grew exponentially as Donald Trump and his populist supporters captured the Republican Party and made it their own.
Columbine High School, Littleton, CO: 13 killed in a mass shooting, 1999. Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sandy Hook, CT: 27 killed in 2012. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL: 17 killed in 2018.
Each of these mass shootings should have led to meaningful gun safety legislation. But they did not.
In a blog that we posted after the March 24, 2018 student-led March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington D.C. and nearly 900 sibling events in other locations, which drew hundreds of thousands of participants, we stated that we felt they and other factors would result in “new gun…
In his inaugural address on January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy, famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” President Kennedy made that request at a time when the United States was prospering, and progress was benefitting many (with the notable exception of people of color.)
Six decades later, in his inaugural address on January 20, 2021, with the United States being an extremely divided nation in the midst of devastating economic and social turmoil, Joe Biden did not make a similar request. …
Woke up this morning and this was on our minds: Do we have the use of the word “woke” and the phrase “cancel culture” backwards?
Is it liberals and those on the left who are woke and employing the cancel culture? Or is it conservatives and those on the right?
The Oxford English dictionary defines woke as “alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice.” The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines cancel culture as “the practice or tendency of mass canceling…as a way of expressing disapproval or social pressure.”
Given both of these definitions, woke and cancel culture would seem to…