Category Donald Trump

Trump’s Syrian gambit – Chance for a grand bargain between great powers?

I’ve always found it ironic that the Republican Party, the great defenders of Christianity have it out for every secular ruler in the Middle East. Those leaders that protect Christians from slaughter and even take them into their Government have been earmarked for eradication time and again by neoconservatives in GOP while alliances with right-wing […]

Donald Trump: Making China the lone global superpower one executive order at a time

Donald Trump’s Climate Change executive order is not only horrible for the environment, but as Damian Carrington in The Guardian correctly points out, it cedes American leadership in the greatest foreign policy matter of this generation to the Chinese.  Climate Change is the single biggest geopolitical issue facing policymakers today and the US has now unilaterally […]

The media failed to show same outrage about Rubio’s slanderous comments about President Obama as they did about Trump’s

The TV news media was in full frenzy all weekend rightly pilling on President Donald Trump (except for FOX News which in its role as “state television” booked guests that advocated the prosecution of President Obama after taking a pause Saturday morning no doubt to get on the same page as the White House) for […]

Trump’s Palm Beach visits causing problems for Floridians

Donald Trump’s weekend jaunts to Palm Beach are doing more than costing taxpayers monetarily – they are inconveniencing Floridians in some very basic ways. Take for instance the sonic boom heard two weeks ago in southeast Florida that shook up residents (including myself and my pets who went crazy thinking something had exploded in our […]

Trump’s Nixonian populist antisemitism is an old playbook page

Donald Trump personally is not antisemitic we are told over and over again. I accept that as a statement of fact – but George Wallace wasn’t a racist personally and yet he conjured up racist anger not just in Alabama but eventually throughout the nation. The result of Wallace’s rhetoric was violence and disharmony, and […]

Trump’s South Carolina Boeing visit an insult to organized labor

On Twitter, I threw out the feeling that I thought President Trump was visiting the Boeing facility in South Carolina to highlight American manufacturing jobs because it was non-union. Funny how Trump is visiting Boeing’s union-busting South Carolina facility not the one in Washington. — Kartik Krishnaiyer (@kkfla737) February 17, 2017 //   I’ve theorized […]

What we are reading: Stephen Bannon’s words and actions don’t add up

This article is particularly interesting when expanded upon during Fareed Zakaria’s GPS program on CNN. Stephen Bannon and Donald Trump have been for a generation enabled by a break down in traditionalism even though they have made a case that they are the guardians of America’s traditionalism. Here is the full column from The Washington Post. 

Trump’s foreign policy – lots of bark, little bite

Donald Trump’s tough talk seemingly always leads to controversy. Time and again the bombastic rhetoric of candidate Trump and now  the 45th President has created controversy and global headlines. Trump’s mantra isn’t Rooseveltian at all – speak loudly and carry a little stick. While domestically Trump continues to push an extreme agenda that conflicts with […]

GUEST COLUMN: Punching Nazis threatens free speech for everyone

GUEST COLUMN by Page Landrum When it comes to online discourse, I believe in a “Free Market of Ideas.”  We have the freedom to offer and hear new ideas, both good and bad. When we meet people promoting bad ideas we have choices. We don’t have to buy into them. We can offer a competing good idea, […]

Winning the Florida Attorney General’s seat may be more important than Governor in the Trump era

Recently much of the attention of Florida Democrats has been rightfully focused on replacing Governor Rick Scott next year with a Democrat. However, like the run-up to 2014, little if any time has been spent in discussing the statewide cabinet races, a place where Democrats must take advantage of shifting attitudes and demographics in the […]