Tag: George W. Bush

Generation Z Must Take the Media Back

It’s the only way to keep this moment–and this momentum–going. When the nationwide youth demonstrations against gun violence in the wake of the February 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida, began, I must admit that I actually had a cynical reaction: how many of these teenagers, I wondered, would abandon their social conscience twenty-five years from… Read more »

Journalists Who Normalized Trump Betrayed the Public Trust

You know, it’s not like they weren’t warned. CNN’s Brian Stelter was generally spot-on this morning in pointing out the dangers of the rhetoric that flowed from Donald Trump’s mouth Saturday night in Pennsylvania, but he could have gone a little further–hell, a lot further: Here’s the problem: Trump has been this way for years…. Read more »

Supreme Court Can’t Wait to Kill Youth Climate Lawsuit

Like death itself, the end can be delayed, but not escaped: A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s attempt to keep the dispute out of court. The U.S. [Ninth] Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that a… Read more »

PBS Plans to Give Us a Progressive Talk Show, Too, Right?

We all know the sad saga of public television bending over backwards to appease right-wing interests and dull the Republican desire to put Big Bird in a skillet, but this is beyond ridiculous: As the Donald Trump administration mulls whacking its funding for PBS, the pubcaster said today that it is launching a conservative talk… Read more »

Bush and Trump: The Inevitable Occurs

You had to know it was going to happen: Former President George W. Bush often jokes that President Trump’s administration makes his own former White House team look “pretty good,” according to a Republican source. The former Republican president regularly knocks the current administration, a source close to the Trump administration told National Journal, unable… Read more »

The Spirit of ‘08

It could be the ultimate anniversary celebration. The 2018 midterm elections will be held just two days after the tenth anniversary of Barack Obama’s trailblazing victory over John McCain. The memory of that moment could well inspire two groups of voters: those who demanded hope and change a decade ago, and those who were too… Read more »

On the Moral Necessity of Impeaching Trump: Part II

Yes, it was gratifying to see House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) literally speak truth to power for eight hours on Wednesday in defense of the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Pelosi’s words were surely scorned by the soulless forces who control the GOP, but those who recognize the repugnance of… Read more »

The Grammys and Oscars Should Take It to Trump

Days after the start of the Iraq War, Michael Moore demonstrated uncommon valor by calling out the Bush administration’s obvious lies in front of an international audience: Moore’s resolve should serve as an inspiration to those who will perform and be honored tonight at the Grammy Awards, as well as those whose achievements will be… Read more »

Words of Shame

We should never forget the lies of the last Republican who snuck into the White House without the support of a majority of Americans. It was fifteen years ago tonight that George W. Bush delivered an infamous State of the Union Address that abused and prostituted the trust of the American people by making a… Read more »