Tag Archives: Donald Trump

ABOUT 9/11

In my new novel, The Wrong Side of Night, 9/11 serves as the backstory. The main character’s father and brother died on that day, with none of their remains ever found. We discover part way through the novel, however, that

WHAT MAKES TRUMP HAPPY

  Many years ago, I knew a woman who had escaped an abusive husband. But not before he beat her numerous times, usually where the bruises and abrasions wouldn’t show. She never wore short sleeved or sleeveless tops because her

THE ONES WHO LAUGHED

  Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump verbally attacked a victim of sexual assault? The surprise came days ago when he responded to a question about Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in a measured, civil tone. But it was only a

THE QUICKSAND OF CRUELTY

In keeping with the bombastic cruelty of Donald Trump, who has no problem going after a disabled journalist, a gold-star family, women, immigrants, and anyone who criticizes him, an aid named Kelly Sadler has now hit a new low by

ARE YOU SCARED YET?

If you’re an American citizen and are not yet frightened about the future of our country, then — I’m sorry — but I think something is wrong with you. The President of the United States is, by all accounts, beside

MEN WHO BEAT WOMEN

In the Nineties, I dated a man whose hands frightened me. He didn’t raise them in anger to hit me, but he had battered me so thoroughly emotionally and psychologically that I always kept an eye on his hands, suspecting

THE TRAITOR IN CHIEF

You know things are bad when you can find some positive things to say about Richard Nixon in comparison  to the current president. But that’s where I, and many others, are at. Richard Nixon, despite his now infamous claim that

HOW TO DESTROY A COUNTRY IN 5 EASY STEPS

As it turns out, it’s not that hard to ruin a nation.  Here’s Donald Trump’s recipe: Keep repeating lies so often, with conviction and purpose, as if they are truths, until people start forgetting what the truth looks like. Until

LET THEM EAT PAPER TOWELS

Days ago, there was a photograph of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, chest deep in filthy water, holding a bullhorn, calling out to people in houses to see what help they need. Yesterday, there was footage of Donald Trump tossing rolls

CHILDREN WITH BOMBS

It is an irrefutable fact of life that adults who behave like children do adult damage. The greater their power, the wider their reach, the more damage they are likely to inflict. At this time, we have two world leaders

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