David Corn, in reviewing the mounting evidence about Trump and the goings-on during the 2016 Election, says that “Trump betrayed America”. David Corn is the Washington Bureau chief for Mother Jones. This sentiment was picked up in an editorial by Greg Sargent of the Washington Post (12/21/18). Sargent says, “Democrats must not cave to Trump on this [wall]”. He cites resigning Defense Secretary Mattis’ letter of resignation where Mattis hints that “Trump is acting contrary to the national interest”. Read the entire condemnation of Trump - LINK.
Our own Greg Jayne of The Columbian reminds us (Sunday 12/09/18) that Congress - as ruled by the Republicans, lacks moral fiber. Where are any individuals in Congress that say, “Gee, our policy on xyz [and there are numerous choices] are not in line with our national mores and beliefs? They’ve given away taxing to people who already have too much money, to the point we can’t fix roads or bridges and the resultant taxes are overly regressive on low income earners who can’t afford them. Read the whole editorial - LINK.
Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald (Nov 07, 2018) says we are terribly divided and racist due to Trump. Yet the House victory gives us the power to combat these problems. We can start improvements from here. He says, “‘Process Server’ is about to be a growth industry in Washington”. Enjoy the whole op/ed - LINK
Several article have been published lately that take a general condemning tone of the current administration’s practices. They are all enlightening, entertaining, and thought provoking.
Here’s a sweet surprise! The Opinion Editor of The Columbian penned his Sunday October 07, 2018 column around an imaginary bar conversation where Trump’s mocking of Dr Christine Blasey Ford is discussed. The conversation is between Biff and Bubba, and Jayne says Bubba takes “the bait like a famished salmon”. It makes several points and chides Lindsay Graham, Trump, and his followers who believe it’s all a plot by the Democrats. Read the piece - LINK
Eric K. Ward, Director of Western States Center, gives a very local view about recent white nationalist activities and opines that local leaders must not tolerate it. White nationalists’ presence hurts everyone. (The Columbian, Our Leaders must stand up…,09/23/18) LINK
Froma Harrop, an opinion writer for Creators.com, puts forth a lot of facts, and some opinions about Trump’s immigration policies versus what was and what should be. LINK. She cites some Canadian standards of interest, and some solid Democratic positions.
Marc Thiessen is a columnist for the Washington Post. In his column of 09/18/18, Chaos or Not…, he lauds Trumps foreign policies - certainly a departure for the Washington Post. The most newsworthy item in is a statement by Trump about Syria, “The Washington Post reports that the president has approved a new strategy that ‘indefinitely extends the military effort’ in Syria until a government acceptable to all Syrians is established and all Iranian military and proxy forces are driven out.” What of this statement is bluff and what is serious Syrian War involvement for the US?
Greg Jayne, the Opinion Editor at The Columbian, talks a lot about JHB, but says plainly, ”the people of the 3rd Congressional District deserve better” (The Columbian, 09/23/18). He wonders if JHB has noticed that Clark County holds 2/3 of her voters, so why decline to debate Carolyn in Clark County?
Read the whole OpEd piece - LINK