The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency was not at all what many expected — it was considerably worse.
Following his election, many found solace in the idea that a serial liar like Trump was unlikely to fulfill the many ugly promises he made. His border wall and Muslim ban were no more likely to happen than if he had promised to deliver lightsabers to each and every American home. Again, many of us were wrong. (more…)
Comfort is in scare supply to those who value democracy — or even basic human decency — but what little comfort is available I can take in saying at least I tried. It was December 2015, when I wrote that based on our experience in Toronto, America should be wary that Trump may win.
Instead, today the world will watch as America gives up the audacity of hope for the tyranny of fear. An inauguration is meant to mark a time of new beginnings, and instead I fear we are going to bear witness to the end of America as we know it. Today missing only a white flag, we will watch as America surrenders. (more…)
Today voters in four states vote in their respective Presidential contests. If polls are right Republican front runner Donald Trump is expected to win Michigan, the largest state in play today. This to to the ongoing horror of establishment Republicans, and decent human beings everywhere. Trump has run a campaign of lies and bigotry which has only seen his vitriol matched by his success.
Should that success continue and Trump wins the Republican nomination, it may be the best thing to happen to the party since talk radio. Donald Trump may save the Republican Party. (more…)