The First 100 Days of Resistance

Richard Eskow Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump once touted his 100-day plan on the campaign trail. This flip-flop can be explained by his unimpressive record of accomplishment to date. Source: Common Dreams | The First 100…

Jeff Sessions to Pacific Islanders: ‘Your Lives Are Worthless’

Bill Bigelow Speaking on a conservative talk radio show last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced a decision issued by Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, blocking Trump’s Muslim travel ban: “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president…

Worst. 100 Days. Ever.

John Feffer If I were a Trump supporter, I’d be furious at the coverage of the president’s first 100 days. The mainstream media has engaged in a bout of competitive schadenfreude as headline writers and columnists vie for the distinction of deriving the most pleasure from the administration’s failures. Source: Common Dreams | Worst. 100…

Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary

Robert Reich One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this.  Connect the following dots: 1. In January, Trump blasted a federal judge for staying his travel ban. “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is…

The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa

Nick Turse General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy.  “I would just say, they are on the ground.  They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa.  “We watch what they do…