Puppies Lick the Hand that Feeds Them

The Helsinki Summit on July 16 of 2018 was a shameless display of affection for the single biggest threat to American democracy and the stability of the liberal free world. Trump has been working overtime to convince his supporters that immigrants, trade agreements and Iran all pose bigger threats than Russia’s interference and discord-sowing actions [...]

Why the “Merit” Excuse Has no Merit

No, it’s not what you think. Although the Trump administration has very little credibility these days outside of their base, there is another reason why the merit excuse for Trump’s insulting comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa do not hold water. If they were truly discussing a merit-based immigration system then country of origin [...]

Haiti, AIDS, and Donald Trump in Context

President Donald Trump was reported to have stated in a meeting that all Haitians “have AIDS” and, although the White House denies that the statement took place, this is being quoted again in light of Donald Trump’s comments about Haitians and Africans being from “s—thole” countries. In order to understand why Trump would say that [...]

What the What What?!

OK after listening to the White House briefing live, I am VERY confused about Alexander Acosta, Labor Secretary, and his bizarre announcement for a seemingly nonexistent new program. Let's break it down: 1. He acknowledged that 90% or more of vacant positions of employment are for highly skilled positions in healthcare and information technologies. 2. [...]