Tag Archive for Donald Trump

Can Education Successfully Counter Football and Celebrity Culture?

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After spending the past five months living and working in the nation’s capital, and the better part of the past four years in Washington, Maryland and Virginia, I took a break on Saturday to get an up close look at football Saturday in the…

President Trump’s Decision to End the Dreamer Immigrant Program in Doubt

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By Kimberely Blackburn Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO – President Donald Trump announced his decision to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a decision placing those brought to the United States as children by undocumented immigrant parents, often known as “dreamers,” at risk for deportation. Trump’s decision comes after lawmakers from 10 states…

Thoreau’s Realometer: Sessions is a Goner — Trump Should Go Too

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“Be it life or death, we crave only reality.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oh how things have changed since Henry David Thoreau’s 1854, when he first published Walden. How things have changed since 1896, when Adolph Ochs purchased and began transforming the New…

Garrison Keillor: Trump is What he is, and God Help Us Now

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By Garrison Keillor – What we know so far is that the man is who he is. There is no larger, finer man inside him trying to get out. Everyone who is paying attention knows this. Flags flying at the Capitol, the U.S. Marine Band, gray eminences in black coats, and He Who Is Smarter…

Evidence Emerges Disputing Russian Hacking US Election Story

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been following with interest all the stories claiming the Russians were behind the hacking and leaking of Democratic Party emails and claims that fake news stories about this impacted the U.S. presidential election, hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump. We have already published several stories and columns viewing this story…

Trump’s Attack on the Freedom of the Press

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By Robert Reich – Historically, tyrants have tried to control the press using 4 techniques that, worryingly, Donald Trump is already using. 1. Berate the media and turn the public against it. Trump refers to journalists as “dishonest,” “disgusting” and “scum.” When Trump lies – claiming, for example, “massive voter fraud” in the election, and…

Electoral College Revolt Yields More Defections from Clinton than Trump

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Donald Trump Affirmed as President With 304 Electoral College Votes – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – After all the screeching and howling, sharing and protesting, weeping and gnashing of teeth, Donald J. Trump was affirmed as the 45th president of the United States on Monday with 304 Electoral College votes to Hillary…

What Cost Hillary Clinton the Election and Handed the Country to Trump?

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“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” — Hunter S. Thompson By Glynn Wilson – Allow me to give fools…

America Has Fallen and Can’t Get Up

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty together again. — Humpty Dumpty – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – America has fallen and it can’t get up. Unfortunately there is no “life alert” button hanging around…

President-Elect Donald Trump to Bring ‘Victory Tour’ to Mobile

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — President-elect Donald J. Trump is planning to bring his “victory tour” or “thank you tour” to Mobile on Saturday, Dec. 17. The event will take place at ​Ladd–Peebles Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. You can obtain tickets here. This was first reported by the local CBS News affiliate…

Trumpeting Triumph Over Castro: New President Yearns to Turn Back Time

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By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Most American cities have official sister cities sprinkled around the globe. Mobile’s include Havana, Cuba. This happened three decades ago through the unorthodox efforts of a few Mobilians. They decided to ignore the chronic Cold War anti-commie fevers of the time and focus instead on the three centuries…

Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media

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By Robert Reich – Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. 1. Berate the media. Last week, Trump summoned two-dozen TV news anchors and executives to the twenty-fifth floor of Trump Tower to berate…

Trump Home Town in Germany Not Interested in US President-Elect

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By Derek Scally – The Irish Times – Donald Trump’s ancestral home in southwestern Germany has no interest in being the next Moneygall. Instead locals in Kallstadt, a Palatinate town of 1,200 people from where Trump’s grandfather Friedrich left in 1885, say they have as little interest in Trump as he apparently has in them.…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Did ‘Fake News’ Elect Trump?

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – In the Huge wave washing over the American landscape after the tsunami of Donald Trump’s surprising ride to president of the United States on a surfboard constructed of bullshit, mainstream news organizations and Democrats are beating up on Mark Zuckerberg and poor Facebook, blaming the widespread sharing…

Like It or Not, We Live in Trump’s America Now

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Like it or not, we live in Trump’s America now. And it looks a whole lot like Alabama. Thank you Jeff Sessions, George W. Bush and George Wallace for setting the stage for this. Thank you Democratic Party for being so pathetically weak and inept. Sorry for…

Four Years of Donald Trump Could Cook the Planet

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By Juan Cole – Informed Comment – I argued that President Obama’s carbon-reduction plan wasn’t anything to write home about. He want to reduce our annual emissions from 5.4 billion metric tons of CO2 annually from the US to 4.7 billion metric tons by 2030. It isn’t an insignificant reduction, but it doesn’t at all…

Americans Are ‘Shocked’ and ‘Surprised’ By Trump’s Election

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number one reaction from Americans when asked their feelings on Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election was “surprise.” A large majority of Americans, 75 percent, say they were shocked to see how the election came out, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Perhaps…