As the Trump administration enters its second week, Trump will name a Supreme Court nominee tonight. Some Democrats have already announced that they may filibuster this nominee, especially if it is someone with extreme views. These acts of resistance are important and necessary if we are to fight this man successfully. Partisan labels aside, there have been many individuals who have performed heroic acts of resistance against this oppressive regime. They include:
(Guest post by Matty Miz, aka Matty Pageviews)
Donald Trump’s had a rough first week in office, and in no other place is that more apparent than his approval ratings. Those that are less than thrilled about his ascent to power, well, they haven’t exactly been shy about pointing that out:
(Guest post by Matt Metcalf)
Donald Trump threw out the challenge flag in the opening play his Presidency, fuming at the media ruling over the size of his inauguration crowd. This brazen mood, akin to challenging the spot of the ball on the opening kickoff, would have made Rex Ryan blush. And yet this open challenge to the media does lay bare a strategy of red meat messaging to his base, rather than broadening his narrow coalition or making friends across the aisle.
One of my best friends is a proud Muslim. Growing up together in Connecticut, we bonded over our shared love of the UConn Huskies and all other things sports related. Whenever we went to the park or played basketball, his family took me in with open arms and treated me like I was their own son.
One of my favorite features of Sports Center is the Not Top Ten, a weekly worst of the worst involving blunders from our favorite athletes. Granted, it’s a worst of the worst every day with this administration, but a few incidents stand out.
(Guest post by Matty Miz aka Matty Pageviews)
Did the media intentionally spend all of its time covering the Inauguration crowd size just to piss off Donald Trump?
The big story last week was the end of the relative peace and stability of the Obama era and the beginning of a new, frightening, golden-shower era of American politics. Everyone and their mother was covering Trump’s Inauguration.
Donald Trump is mentally unstable. He is convinced that widespread voter fraud has denied him the popular vote and today on his favorite medium, promised a widespread investigation into voter fraud, alluding to strengthening voting procedures depending on the results. He could start the investigation himself, by walking down the hall of the White House staff building.
The cornerstone of our country, and one of the fundamental flash points for mobilization in the struggle for civil rights, is the right to vote. Fair access to the ballot for all eligible citizens of the United States was a major victory for civil rights leaders in the 1960’s and the Voting Rights Act provided many protections for people of color living in states with extreme discrimination, including the banning of any type of test or tax to vote and a mandatory consultation with the Department of Justice prior to moving any polling place for any election (this provision has since been thrown out by the Supreme Court).
The White House had its first official press briefing today, giving Sean Spicer another opportunity to deny reality. While that cognitive dissonance was occurring, another much more nefarious compromise with the truth was taking place in the halls of Congress. Senators Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and John McCain stood united…in their support of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.
Today on Meet the Press, Kellyanne Conway, who the Trump team enjoys throwing in front of the camera, developed an interesting theory on Sean Spicer’s blatant falsehoods at his totally insane press conference yesterday. NBC News puts her position into context: