Month: May 2017

Trump & Russia: Either 25th amendment-inducing incompetence, treason, or both

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/trump-russia-either-25th-amendment-inducing-incompetence-treason-or-both-001679155.html

This was written in light of the Sally Yates testimony yesterday. I was concerned they wouldn’t post this, but after changing “knuckle dragging imbecile” to “injudicious and obtuse” they accepted it. From the piece:

People want the immediate, cheap thrill of a quick burning cigarette, but this will be a slow-burning pipe, with the starts and stops involved that resolve with genuine satisfaction. Donald Trump may be found to be the most injudicious and obtuse president to have ever sat at the Resolute Desk or the biggest traitor in the history of the United States. It is quite possible he is both.

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Why the French Election Matters

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/please-care-about-the-french-election-its-liberal-democracy-at-stake-001674733.html

My latest on Blasting News, go check it out!

 

Emmanuel Macron is heavily favored to win, but the fact someone like Marine Le Pen has come so close to power in a country like France is disturbing in and of itself, no matter the outcome of Sunday’s election. The Russian interference feels like a bad recurring nightmare that shows no signs of stopping until western nations like France, the UK, Germany, and the United States band together and force real consequences against Russia for the meddling. It is for the fate of the free world.

Trumpcare has Republicans in trouble, Georgia will tell us how much

Another post from Blasting News, this time on the American Healthcare Act and potential fallout for House Republicans.

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/trumpcare-has-republicans-in-trouble-georgia-will-tell-us-how-much-001674657.html

On the November 8th, 2016 general election Tom Price garnered a 61.7% majority to his Democratic opponent’s 38.3%. Between November 8th, 2016 and April 18th, 2017 democrats gained nearly 10%. Ossoff also inspired vast fundraising efforts, collecting over an unheard of $8.3 million. Ossoff won 70% of all voters who had not voted in the 2014 election. This enthusiasm and swing in support provided the some of the first tangible empirical pieces of data to show the negative impact of Trump’s performance on Republicans running for office.

Donald Trump’s incoherent statement on Andrew Jackson has its own logic – My May 4 post on Blasting News

I have recently begun writing small pieces for Blasting News on day to day news and I will be sharing links and brief excerpts here! It won’t impact my use of this space which is reserved for longer pieces as well as original creative writing. But you should still check this stuff out!

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/donald-trumps-incoherent-statement-on-andrew-jackson-has-its-own-logic-001670237.html

From the piece:

Trump compares himself to Andrew Jackson because “they said” he was like Andrew Jackson. To Trump, if he and Andrew Jackson are alike, Andrew Jackson must be well versed in the Art of the Deal. Trump suggests that if Jackson were around that he would have negotiated his way out of the Civil War. In Trump’s mind this must be true because he believes that he could have negotiated some way out of the Civil War (whether Trump honestly believes this in his heart of hearts is between himself and his lonesome bathrobe though tangible evidence Trump is a deal maker in the White House is scant).

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Hillary Clinton vs the media on Election Culpability – My post on Blasting News

Hey all! I’ve begun writing for Blasting News and I will be sharing links to my posts here.

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/hillary-clinton-vs-the-media-on-election-culpability-what-is-enough-001669121.html
From the piece:

Glenn Thrush of the New York Times sent no less than fourteen tweets on May 2nd engaging in commentary of what he deemed an insufficient expression of responsibility, writing in one tweet “Mea Culpa-not so much: Hillary says she was ‘on the way to winning’ but combination of Comey letter, Russia ‘scared off’ voters,” and “I don’t care if she takes responsibility. I care if her explanation jibes with reality. It does, sorta, with glaring omissions.” What sort of admission of omissions is Thrush looking for? Does he want her to say that she should have gone to Wisconsin? Does he want her to say that she should have listened to Bill and went after working-class white voters? Should she unsheathe a katana and commit harakiri?

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