The Sea Is So Wide

The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small, Charting a Course for the Next Generation by Marian Wright Edelman.

“The ultimate test of American democracy, historian Taylor Branch says, ‘is whether we can protect our voteless, most vulnerable group–children–without whom there is no future.'”

Trump must go


Lie, cheat, steal

The Republican election strategy in 2016 had three parts: lie, cheat, and steal. The recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica using data from Facebook are only part of the cheat story. Last night, Tucker Carlson justified the GOP actions by claiming that Barack Obama and the Democrats did it first. Each party seeks to maximize its voter turnout, while minimizing that of the opposition, and data mining is part of the process. It is a legal part of modern electioneering. The difference between the parties is how they go about using the data after they have it. Democrats are the party of honesty, mostly, while the GOP are the party of dirty tricks, à la Roger Stone. Did the GOP collaborate with Russia? Probably. I trust Robert Mueller to uncover the dirty laundry so that it can be washed in public.

Trump must go

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is our representative in the US House of Representatives. He recently said that Russian efforts to hurt Hillary Clinton weren’t necessarily designed to help Donald Trump. Possibly true, but farfetched. In November when I vote for his opponent, it will be to elect his opponent, not to defeat Stewart.

Trump must go

I believe

I believe that we will survive Trumpism and that we will be a better country afterward. Susan Sarandon told an interviewer that the election of Trump would speed up the revolution and he was horrified. However, I think that she was right. After Trump, the GOP will be reduced to minority status for a generation, if the party survives at all.

Trump must go