Tag Archives: Trump

AMERICA THE BROKEN

They were images we’ve seen before — an out of control mob breaking into a government building, storming through halls and invading offices. But it’s always been somewhere else, far away, in countries we felt sorry for, superior to, places

THE GREAT UNMASKING

  There is an undeniable fact about tragedies and trying times – they reveal people. They strip away niceties, facades, pretentions, and show with stunning clarity who people really are underneath. Sometimes we see courage, resilience, selflessness that had previously

HATRED IS A VIRUS TOO

Yesterday, someone shot a pellet gun through the window of my friend’s business. The bullet hole was next to a sign that identified the business as black-owned, a sign he put up when everything around was being looted and destroyed

A COUNTRY WITHOUT LEADERSHIP

Beneath the sounds of chanting and yelling, of breaking glass and stores being looted, is the sound of grief. America watched George Floyd being murdered by a police officer who had his hands in his pockets like he was at

ABOUT TIME

  One of the unifying aspects of this pandemic is that we are all experiencing time differently. It has become elastic, slow and drawn out, long days bending into late evenings. It can also snap off and leave us devastated,

OUR RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY

  I was 11 years old when I first heard my father’s speech, A Time For Choosing. Unbeknownst to me, he had been perfecting it out on the road when he was a spokesperson for General Electric. He was out

HOW LIARS WIN

Many years ago, I got involved with a man who was the most charming, effective liar I have ever met. My questionable taste in men aside, I did not know how utterly dishonest he was for quite a while because

THE MEN WHO WOULD DESTROY EARTH

In the time it takes you to inhale and exhale, swaths of the Amazon rainforest will have burned. Countless animals will have died. We will never know the true death toll. 10% of the species living on this planet reside

IT’S THE PLANET, STUPID

In 1973, Richard Nixon, hardly a nature boy, was intelligent enough to know that the balance of nature – animals, plants, ecosystems – needed to be protected from corporate greed and short-sighted people who would put profit over stewardship of

THE RACIST IN CHIEF

I would like to plead with every journalist, pundit, and talk show guest to never again ask whether or not Donald Trump is a racist. For those who still had their doubts, he just answered the question in his latest