I am still hearing and reading that so-and-so has “defied” President Donald Trump, and I am tired of it. Wake up media people: it doesn’t make much sense anymore to speak of “defiance” unless you are convinced that Trump has moral authority 87 more words
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There’s a new word emerging in our lexicon: whataboutism. It’s an argument form that most of us abandoned some time during pre-puberty, but it infests right-wing “reasoning” and debases the whole movement. 1,273 more words
If you turn on the news these days, you’ll hear countless stories about pedestrians being severely injured or killed by cars. Now I don’t want to deny that these instances exist, nor do I want to diminish how uncomfortable it might be to be a pedestrian hit by a car. 183 more words
Here we go again.
Let’s be clear: The conflation of the alt-right, the KKK and neo-Nazism with the antifa “movement” is not a moral equivalency, and I’m not specifically referring here to Donald Trump’s “many sides” and “both sides” argument in the aftermath of the violence of racism in Charlottesville. 510 more words
Dan Rather responds to a Thursday morning tweet, in which Donald Trump once again stood up for the principle that honoring the leaders of a 41 more words