Without vision, the Bible says, the people perish. Trump’s blind denial of the reality around us seems intent on demonstrating how true that is.
Last week, President Trump, in a rambling stump speech in Montana, bizarrely compared his oratory to that of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, arguing (incorrectly) that Lincoln was “ridiculed” for the speech.
“He was excoriated by the fake news. … Fifty years after his death, they said it may have been the greatest speech ever made in America,” Trump noted. “I have a feeling that’s going to happen with us.”
The collusion is obvious.
Trump’s administration and Congress are weakening the advances of the Great Society, the Civil Rights Movement, and even pillars of the New Deal.
The motivation for Trump’s racism doesn’t matter. What matters is how we respond.
The most successful political strategy is to stand up forcefully for what is right.
Trump will make this election a test of what kind of country we are and what kind of country we want to live in.
Kneeling before the flag in silent, nonviolent protest is not disrespectful to the Stars and Stripes.
Tariffs are a crude club, one that invites retaliation. Trump’s use of them reveals that he sees the U.S. as weak, not strong.
It is grotesque that Trump could not bring himself to warn Putin publicly that continued interference with our elections is unacceptable.