When it comes to the immigration practices at the southern border, like many people, I find myself heart-heavy and mind overflowing with too many thoughts, all fighting to come out. In such circumstances, I can’t always find the words. Yet, I feel compelled to try. Here are the ones I managed. If they move you, if you feel they are useful, or if you feel they are effective in any way, please share and spread the word.
Torchlight Article: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy.
Warning: Linked article contains graphic images.
As the 2020 presidential debate season kicks into gear, we need to demand more of the candidates.
Torchlight Media Article: “Policies, Not Political Pablum.”
The article touches on something I strongly urge we do more often. As I described in an earlier blog, we should ask “how.”
In Robert Mueller’s recent public statement on his investigation, he tried to make a case for why there was no need for him to testify before Congresss. Despite his protestations, several things remain unanswered. The Torchlight Media editorial staff came up with 10 possible questions for Mueller, and I filled in the background and the explanations for why these questions are important. Take a look.
Torchlight Media Article: “10 Questions Congress Should Ask Robert Mueller”
With the Mueller report completed but remaining unknown to Congress and the nation at large, we sit in a purgatory. Where some Americans sees proof positive of a witch hunt, and other Americans see a cover up of gross criminality, the truth probably lies somewhere in between those two poles. I thought I’d share some of my musings on the limits of what we know and why none of this so far should be surprising.
In the final installment of my series for Torchlight Media about Trump as a narcissistic bully, I talk about what such behavior from the top means for our society and ways we can address it.
“The national edifice is on fire. Every man who can carry a bucket of water, or remove a brick, is wanted.”
-Frederick Douglass, 1861
Some thoughts on Trump’s recent declaration of national emergency to build his border wall.
Calling President Trump a narcissistic bully means little if we don’t understand how to apply the terms to our analysis of Trump’s behavior. The media keeps falling down in this area, although it may in part be because they are also the bully’s victims here. Hence, part 2 of my series talking about Trump as a narcissistic bully at Torchlight Media:
Please take a look. In understanding how the media is not properly applying the narcissistic bully analytical model to Trump’s behavior, we better understand the model ourselves.
Narcissism and bullying, and stupidity fueled ignorance; that’s was Donald Trump is made of.
Just a few words. Trump responded to something like he always does. The media responded like it always does. But something got overlooked in the kerfluffle. Trump provided some crystal clear evidence regarding himself.
Let’s take a look at that, and finally put to bed questions of Trump’s competence.
Let me tell you a little story.