Hit Trump where it hurts

Hit Trump where it hurts, in his wallet. This article describes where to start. I think that it is a good idea.

Trump must go

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Making a list part 3

This is a list of reliable sources in the age of Trump. Please note that FOX News is represented only by Shepard Smith and no one in the Trump administration made the list, nor did any GOP member of Congress.

  1. Christiane Amanpour
  2. Charles M. Blow
  3. Joy-Ann Reid
  4. Rachel Maddow
  5. Lawrence O’Donnell
  6. Shepard Smith
  7. Chris Hayes
  8. Eugene Robinson
  9. Paul Krugman
  10. Chris Cuomo
  11. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  12. Michael Moore
  13. Dan Rather
  14. Ari Melber
  15. Keith Olbermann
  16. Chris Hedges
  17. Meryl Streep
  18. Jon Stewart
  19. Scott Pelley
  20. Michael Isikoff
  21. Naomi Klein
  22. William Rivers Pitt
  23. Greg Palast
  24. Ali Velshi
  25. Katy Tur
  26. Seymour Hersh
  27. Steve Schmidt
  28. Krystal Ball
  29. Michael Eric Dyson
  30. Bruce Bartlett
  31. Bob Massi
  32. Andrew Napolitano
  33. Matt Taibbi
  34. Charles Pierce
  35. Henry Giroux
  36. Juan Cole

Trump must go

All the president’s men

Donald Trump has surrounded himself with male advisers, and some female, who are feeding him bad advice. Reportedly, it was Paul Manafort who advised him to select Mike Pence for vice president. Manafort is now in jail for a series of bad decisions. Reportedly again, it was Stephen Miller, Trump’s councilor and speech writer, who convinced Trump to order the separation of parents and children at the border. Miller has a history of racism. The motivation in this case is to force Democrats to compromise in their opposition to funding the border wall.

Trump must go

One man/one vote part 4

Since the beginnings of democracy, one issue has divided people; who has the right to vote? Is property ownership a necessary qualification for the franchise? For the past two hundred years or more, the trend has been toward universal adult citizen suffrage. That is until recently, when the Citizens United decision by the US Supreme Court gave the right to vote to money. Well not exactly, but elections are usually won by the side spending more money. The Citizens United decision has given us the present government of millionaires and billionaires in Washington, DC. It has set up the current contest for the governor of Illinois between two candidates who can afford to finance their own campaigns. Now attaining great wealth does require skill and some luck, but it is not the same skill set that leads to good government, as witness the current mess in Washington.

Now that I am retired and living on a fixed income, I can no longer afford to contribute generously to political campaigns. I feel that my voice and my vote no longer count as much as they did formerly when I could afford greater contributions. If one man/one vote is to mean anything in our democracy, a donor of $1 million should not have more influence than the donor of $10. We must reverse the Citizens United decision.

Trump must go