It’s in their hands.

One of the few times I’ve witnessed Mr. Trump speaking without media commentary, other than video, I remember him saying that he really respects the military and that he would leave them alone and let them decide things. So why is he telling the military what to do about trans gender recruits? Advertisements

Look to the generals.

Today I learned that the banning of transgender people from serving in the U.S. military is older than President Trump who if the majority of online commentary is correct is the ban’s author. But he is reinstating the ban not long after Obama cancelled it last year. Journalists should be teaching readers who in the … More Look to the generals.

Rule of Law

I was looking for a news item captioned on Canada’s CP24 that said President Trump’s pardoning of Arpaio for his racial profiling conviction showed disrespect for the “Rule of Law” but found only this by Thompson Reuters.   “Trump pardons ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio – White House” All pardons show disrespect for the rule of … More Rule of Law

What’s a lie?

They say Donald Trump lies but if Donald trump hadn’t lied about immigrant problems in Sweden I wouldn’t have learned about Malmo, Sweden. And if Donald trump lies don’t pundits lie too? When Shields and Brooks said in August 2015 after the first Republican candidate debate that Mr. Trump was not a serious candidate might … More What’s a lie?

What’s on his mind?

I’ll guess that this is the craziest thing Mr. Trump said last night in Arizona about immigrant gangs: …”This is like from a different age. We are taking these people. They don’t shoot people because it’s too fast and not painful. They cut them up into little pieces. These are animals. We are getting them … More What’s on his mind?

Depression

The news is always scary like the partial eclipsing of the sun everyone’s been urged to prepare for, the darkness soon to be upon us, the darkness that porch lights ward off at night under street lamps, like people dying daily, some we’ve heard of, others we’re told were important. Beauty  like Jupiter sitting  above … More Depression