A lovely piece of journalism in The Guardian today about this Trump Administrator who thinks drilling for oil off the coast is great for the country. US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public
After the State of the Union address by Trump, this popped up in a search for something not related to the President, but it seemed so right and timely that I had to make note for later reference. Definition The hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, … [Read more…]
A good interview in the Guardian: We’ve dug ourselves a really deep hole’ – David Neiwert on the rise of the far right – it holds up well: “The current conservative movement has decided it no longer wishes to be part of a liberal democracy.” The principal reason, he thinks, is greed. “By the time … [Read more…]
An interesting graphic from PEW RESEARCH published January 18, 2019 on Trump’s third year approval rating. What is interesting is seeing other Presidents ranked in time along with Trump. As is normal with Pew Research, the accompanying article has an excellent summary of their methods and interpretation of the results.
In a very scary posting, Bernard E. Harcourt writes in the New York Review of Books Daily: President Trump makes constant use of the language and logic of the “new right,” a toxic blend of antebellum white supremacy, twentieth-century fascism, European far-right movements of the 1970s, and today’s self-identified “alt-right.” And his words and deeds … [Read more…]
From The Suffocation of Democracy – Christopher R. Browning If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell. He stoked the hyperpolarization of American politics to make the Obama presidency as dysfunctional and paralyzed as he possibly could. As with parliamentary gridlock in … [Read more…]
In 1982, Jerome Wiesner, of MIT, warned: The weapons that create the threat of annihilation cannot be uninvented. The sad fact of this era is that our populations cannot conceivably be protected except through political skill and courage applied to the task of minimizing the chances that nuclear weapons will ever be used. Jerome Wiesner … [Read more…]
A post in the New York Review of Books by James Kirchick sums up Trump’s penchant for the weird (conspiracy theories) and his far-right beliefs. We can read it here.
In the December 1st New York Times, this opinion piece on Trump’s mental health: To the Editor: I am the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” We represent a much larger number of concerned mental health professionals who have come forward to warn against … [Read more…]