president trump turns our Supreme Court Justice selection process into a pageant by parading out his top two picks, or, should he say, his first runner-up, and the winner of his pageant, Mr. Supreme Court. trump has promised that evangelicals will love his pick. Why is the president revealing his judicial pick in this manner? Because we have turned the serious business of running a nation into a D-list reality show, and because our new president likes to make a spectacle of both himself and everything he does. Meanwhile, acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired after refusing to honor trump’s Muslim ban. The WhiteRead More →

So ya Thought ya Might like to  Go to the show. To feel that warm thrill of confusion, That space cadet glow. I’ve got some bad news for you sunshine, Pink isn’t well, he stayed back at the hotel And they sent us along as a surrogate band We’re gonna find out where you fans really stand. Are there any queers in the theater tonight? Get them up against the wall! There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me, Get him up against the wall! That one looks Jewish! And that one’s a coon! Who let all of this riff-raff into theRead More →

One of the most ubiquitous chants at trump campaign events during the 2016 Presidential campaigns was the incessant drum-beat of “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!” trump could be seen pumping his fist in the air at many of his events, encouraging them to continue the chant. At other events, he would start the chant himself. It was a mainstay at his campaign stops, just like his Wall rhetoric. It was one of his greatest stump hits. The chant was a reference to Hillary Clinton and the allegations that she committed serious crimes for using a private email server and/or account (dependingRead More →

When I was a child, I read Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. The book opened up my mind to the vastness of the universe, and the wonder of our own celestial world. I read about about Albert Einstein’s ideas that gravity wasn’t actually a force that pulled objects toward each other, but was instead an object’s mass causing our very universe itself to curve in on itself. What I remember about that theory of Einstein’s was that it took 4 years before anyone could offer any evidence that it was true. For four years, the man who is now synonymous with genius had to have his most famousRead More →

Friday’s inauguration was sparsely attended in relation to previous inaugurations. No one really expected there to be the same kinds of numbers witnessed for the Barack Obama inauguration, and no one could hold anyone guilty of not achieving those numbers. But, as we learned over the weekend, the crowd for trump’s inauguration, as can be seen in the post immediately before this one, became the talk of the weekend, especially after more than twice as many protesters showed up to march in Washington D.C. the day after the inauguration. Here’s a brief breakdown of the weekend’s events: Friday: trump is inaugurated and gives a speech notedRead More →

I wasn’t a universal fan of everything Barack Obama did, but I also believe history will judge him as one of our top 10. Tonight is the last night the Obamas will inhabit the White House, and amidst all the social media trolls making ridiculously racist statements, I have to take pause and reflect on this momentous moment. I never believed I would live to see America’s first black president, and I’m equally confident I won’t live to see our first woman president. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m more cynical than I often prefer. As Patton Oswalt tweeted the day after the election: WhatRead More →

Today on Twitter, president-elect donald trump tweeted a picture of himself “writing” his inauguration speech. What is he looking at? What is he thinking? Is that really him or his wax dummy? Tell us in the comments.Read More →

“I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate president.” On March 7, 1965, Congressman John Lewis was then just a young man making a name for himself in the Civil Rights Movement making his way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, when armed state police officers fell upon his group of marchers and used their night sticks to crack Lewis’ skull open. Lewis continued on, and crossed the bridge. That was not the first, nor was it to be the last time that John Lewis would be violently assaulted for taking a stand for what he believed in. John Lewis’ willingness to putRead More →

Day 1: CNN drops a bombshell revelation that intelligence agencies briefed both President Obama and president-elect trump about compromising information Russian agents have on donald trump, and that they are possibly using this information to blackmail the future president.   Day 2: The story appears to fall apart as it is revealed that the 35-page memo released by Buzzfeed that contained the alleged compromising information turns out to be bogus. donald trump holds a press conference in which he accuses CNN of being a fake news agency, and refuses to allow them to ask him a question during the press conference. Internet trolls start celebratingRead More →