Tag - Donald Trump

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The Republican era of “half-witted intolerance”
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Trump’s EPA hides toxic water crisis report
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Trump ends vital climate monitoring program
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China meets 2020 carbon target ahead of schedule
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Mob Don Trump goes bananas over FBI raid
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Corruption is no vice for Pruitt and the GOP
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El Paso bishop condemns Trump border militarization
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US Bishop: No “invasion” of Central Americans heading to US
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Trump’s new Indian wars
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Trump betrays Christ on Easter

The Republican era of “half-witted intolerance”

In West Virginia, Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of creating jobs for “China people” and getting donations from his “China family.” (McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, was born in Taiwan.) In Georgia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams drives around in a bus he promises to fill with “illegals” who will be deported to Mexico. On the rear is stamped: “Murderers, rapists, kidnappers, child molestors [sic], and other criminals on board.” In Arizona, Republican Senate candidate (and former Maricopa County sheriff) Joe Arpaio is a proud “birther” with a history of profiling and abusing Hispanic migrants. Vice President Pencerecently called Arpaio “a great friend of this president, a tireless champion of strong borders and the rule of law.” In Wisconsin, Republican House candidate Paul Nehlen runs as a “pro-white Christian American candidate.”

That’s the opening paragraph of a column by Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and a conservative who is appalled at what has become of his party, and what it is doing to the nation. Read More

Trump’s EPA hides toxic water crisis report

A federal report on a growing crisis of toxins in the nation’s water remains hidden after the White House and the EPA intervened to prevent its release to the public, Politico reported Monday.

One Trump official said the report would cause a “public relations nightmare.”

Evidently Trump and the Republican Party worry more about politically toxic facts than they do about life-threatening toxins in our water. That’s the anti-life party at work. Read More

Trump ends vital climate monitoring program

The Trump Administration has killed a NASA program that is vital to monitoring the world’s progress in avoiding climate catastrophe.

This is not at all surprising for an administration that has told federal employees to lie to you about climate science, has stripped most mentions of climate change from government websites, and is battling California for having the states-rights audacity to set stricter air pollution standards than the federal government.

See no evil, hear no evil, but speak evil of anyone who does. That’s Trump and his anti-life Republican Party, which roundly supports every one of the administration’s attacks on environmental protections. Read More

China meets 2020 carbon target ahead of schedule

 

China met its 2020 carbon intensity target three years early, its Xinhua news agency has reported. By the end of 2017, the nation had cut its carbon intensity 46 percent below its 2005 level. This drop came during a period when its economy more than doubled in size. Read More

Mob Don Trump goes bananas over FBI raid

President Trump went bananas after the FBI’s sudden raid of his attorney’s office, home and hotel. “I have this witch hunt constantly going on for over 12 months now,” Trump said, adding: “It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”

There you have it. Trump now equates the nation with himself. “The president’s words were more befitting a mob don when the feds are closing in,” said former White House ethics counsel Norman Eisen. Read More

Corruption is no vice for Pruitt and the GOP

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has drawn a lot of media attention for corruption in office. But David Roberts does an excellent job in explaining how tribalism is the root source of his power and popularity among conservatives, grimly concluding, “Pruitt will have a long and comfortable career in conservative politics, where corruption in service to tribe is no vice at all.” Read More

El Paso bishop condemns Trump border militarization

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas condemned President Trump’s ordering National Guard troops to the Mexican border, demonstrating once again that Trump and his GOP are far from the “pro-life” perspective they piously proclaim to hold. Excerpt: Read More

US Bishop: No “invasion” of Central Americans heading to US

Bishop Daniel Flores, Catholic bishop of Brownsville, TX, corrects Trump big lie about migrant caravan. Stand for life! Stand for justice!

Bishop Daniel Flores, Catholic bishop of Brownsville, TX, corrects Trump big lie about migrant caravan. Stand for life! Stand for justice!

Trump’s new Indian wars

Trump's new Indian wars

The Trump Administration is targeting Native Americans in its reassignments of Interior Department employees, making it easier to force fossil fuel development on their lands, a Talking Points Memo investigation released this morning finds: Read More

Trump betrays Christ on Easter

trump betrays christ on easter

A little more than an hour after his all-caps “Happy Easter” greeting, President Trump showed once again that he neither understands nor cares about the resurrected one Christians celebrate today. His bigotry toward people of color should long ago have disqualified him from the support of anyone who considers Christian faith more than a label they wear on Sundays. But this–his racist assault on the Dreamers, who have widespread American support for the righteousness of their cause, is beyond the pale. Read More

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