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Janelle was surprised when the butler asked her to come up to the bedroom. He looked disapproving, stiffly leading the way upstairs, as though he thought her unworthy to be allowed anywhere farther than the lowest floor where the gym was. Janelle followed him through the apartment; there was gold everywhere, on the floors and …

Why Obama shouldn’t have had to ‘show his papers’ – GOLDIE TAYLOR of THE GRIO

“Show me your papers!” Major Blackard, then just 19 years old, dug into his trousers in search of his wallet. He patted his jacket, but could not find his billfold. “Sir, I done left my wallet…” Blackard said. Before he could finish his sentence, the young man was posted against the brick wall, cuffed and …

The First White President The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. This essay is drawn from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.

IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but …

Is ‘Make America Great Again’ Racist? Marissa Melton VOA

Daryl Davis, a black musician who has made a practice of befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan, says he knows exactly what racists hear in the slogan "Make America Great Again." Donald Trump "won the election on one word, one word only. And that word was 'again,' " Davis says. "When was 'again?' " …

Trump is emboldening racists. This will end disastrously. ThisWeek

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe Trump presidency will end poorly. It's been evident from long before he officially announced his campaign that Donald Trump was catastrophically unfit for any government service, let alone the most powerful elected office in the country. The first seven months of his administration have been a cascading series of failures, scandals, and …

Trump is a blowhard – By Fareed Zakaria

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis …

The Guardian view on Donald Trump: beyond the moral pale | Editorial

In his angry and undignified press conference on Tuesday night, Donald Trump deliberately and shockingly crossed the line that separates the acceptable and the unacceptable in the conduct of an elected democratic leader in a multiracial society. Mr Trump must now face the consequences of this momentous and inexcusable decision. Those consequences should include the …

Officials: US approves sale of high-tech attack planes to Nigeria – CBS

The Trump administration is greenlighting a nearly $600 million sale of high-tech attack planes to Nigeria, officials said Thursday. The goal is to shore up the West African nation's ability to fight Boko Haram and other extremists, despite U.S. concerns about human rights abuses by Nigerian security forces.The sale will let Nigeria buy up to …

Trump backs plan that would curb legal immigration – CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump threw his support Wednesday behind legislation that looks to curb the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.Trump backed the effort from Republican Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton in a speech at the White House. But the plan faces long odds in Congress.Top …

The deconstruction of the USA by Trump, GOP, FOX News, Radio by Fareed Zakaria

In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to the United States these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in …

Trump: Transgender people ‘can’t serve’ in US military BBC News

Riley Dosh wanted to defend her country and the rights of those who disagree with herUS President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in "any capacity" in the military.He tweeted that he had consulted with military experts and cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption".The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to …

Fun with Trump voters

Tyrone was having trouble in school; his teacher was always yelling at him, "You're driving me crazy, Tyrone; can't you learn anything?One day Tyrone's mother came to school to see how he was doing.The teacher told her honestly that her son was simply a disaster, getting very low marks, and that she had never had …

What Did Trump Know About His Son’s Meeting, and When Did He Know It? – MAX BOOT. Foreign Policy Journal

The administration has resorted to slippery statements and obfuscations, but the truth is closing in around it. Donald Trump is not noted for his sense of humor — he is witless in every sense of the word — but he got off an unintentionally hilarious line the other day when he praised his son Donald …

The Diary of Donald Trump: June 9th, 2016A glimpse inside the mind of a presidential candidate.Sarah Cooper

The following is an excerpt from Donald Trump’s diary entry dated June 9th, 2016. Slept like a billionaire last night (because I am one) (don’t forget that diary) Checked Fox News after my fried chicken and taco breakfast and saw Stupid Obama (still don’t know what to call him) endorsed Crooked Hillary Unbelievable. No one …

The Impact of the US Withdrawing from the Paris AccordsAntonio Graceffo Foreign Policy Journal 

It appears that a US withdrawal from the Paris accords will have no significant impact on the climate. On June 1, 2017, press outlets around the world condemned US President Trump for withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accords. Climate change (and the necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions) is a sensitive topic, which …

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Outcome of Trump and Vladimir Putin meeting

America was not present at the meting.  Rex is a receipent of the highest civilian award Russia bestowes on people who advance their cause.  Trump is the beneficiary of their electoral war on the US and he is financially tied to Russian controlled banks. He is selfish as he sees what benefits him as being …