On July 14, 2019, Trump tweeted that four junior female Congress-persons of color should go back to their countries of origin. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Three of the four were born in the U.S. The other has lived here since childhood. All are U.S. citizens. A few days later at a rally, Trump railed against the four, particularly Rep. Ilhan Omar, inciting the crowd to chant “send her back!”. Continue Reading The Curious Immunity of Rupert Murdoch.
MSNBC’s Ari Velshi recently grilled Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, about his candidacy for president. Refreshingly, the interview wasn’t the usual mix of softball questions and unchallenged responses. Continue Reading Opinion: Will the 2020 Election Signal an Historic Shift from Personality to Policy?
Imagine if Boston ditched the Big Dig half-way through. Imagine if the San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge stopped at Yerba Buena Island. Imagine if the Transcontinental Railroad track extended only from Nevada to Wyoming. For California High Speed Rail, Newbie Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be picking the worst route of all – the one that will make everybody unhappy and will ensure that the high-speed rail that is built is a catastrophic failure. Continue Reading Newsom’s folly: California High-Speed Rail to be built only from Merced to Bakersfield.
Learning a language has never been easier. With smartphones and apps having taken over our lives, finding apps that actually are good for us – develop our potential, make us more social – is more important than ever. Even more so for families with school age children.Continue Reading Language-learning smartphone apps rated, reviewed, & compared
Experts say that a wall is not the best way to address a national security and is not an effect way to control illegal immigration, according to a new Business Insider article. The article goes on to note that if President Trump obtained his wall, experts say it would do little to address the reasons he says it is needed. Continue Reading What do experts say is the most effective form of border enforcement and why isn’t Trump promoting it?
The Women’s March is coming up quickly. It’s on Saturday Janurary 19, 2019. Although there have been recent news reports of controversy among the organizers, even cancellation of a couple of local marches, most marches, including the Washington D.C. march, will go forward. Continue Reading The 2019 Women’s March is coming up. Everything you want to know.