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Torchlight Media: Trump’s Empty Chair on Climate Change

On Monday, Donald Trump literally made the United States an empty chair when it comes to climate change.  He and his aides offered up lame excuses. Then rump voiced an even lamer view of what should matter in the wake of this global environmental crisis. I talk about it in my most recent article for Torchlight Media.

 

Torchlight Media: Trump’s Empty Chair on Climate Change

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Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

Ken Cuccinelli recently mutilated of meaning behind the Statue of Liberty and “The New Colossus” to justify his racist policies. White nationalists right now sit in the highest seats of power in the land, pushing their horrid agendas and vandalizing our history to give them a sense of legitimacy. I broke down what’s going on. Check it out at Torchlight Media.

 

Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again

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Torchlight Media: America Continues to Choose Guns over Children

Last Sunday, a gunman injured several people and killed three at a food festival.  The people killed were 6, 13, and 25 years old. The future of America murdered  by our present reality.

So, I thought I should lay out some of the statistics on gun violence in this country.  This is just the tip of the iceberg. The reality is that we do have a problem with gun violence in America, and it disproportionately affects our young people, women, and minorities. We need to do better. We need to grow up.

 

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Torchlight Media: The Darkness of Trump’s Immigration Policy

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.

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Torchlight Media: Policies, Not Political Pablum

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.”

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Torchlight Media: 10 Questions Congress Should Ask Robert Mueller

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”

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Barr’s Summary of Mueller’s Report and the Lack of Exit Ramps

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.

 

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Torchlight Media: Climate of Emergency

“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.

 

Climate of Emergency

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Torchlight Media: The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit Part 1 – Breaking the Silence

Narcissism and bullying, and stupidity fueled ignorance; that’s was Donald Trump is made of.

 

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 1: Breaking the Silence

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