US Policy

Hate speech is acceptable in Trump’s America – as long as it comes from Christian fundamentalists

Christian fundamentalists are among Trump’s most rabid supporters. It doesn’t matter how ‘unchristian’ a more mainstream follower of that religion might find his behaviour James Moore @JimMooreJourno “Putting the Caliphate first may mean eliminating the US and UK from the map. If it comes down to the Caliphate or them, I vote the […]

White supremacists heard what Trump did not say

After several hours of violence on Saturday, Trump finally stepped to the microphone to make a pathetically weak gesture in the vicinity of a statement condemning it, couched in the false equivalence of “both sides do it.” Josh Levin has it about right: image: http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/files/2016/04/racism550.jpg “We’re closely following the terrible events […]

USA: Al Franklin warns Christian ‘zealot’ Pence worse than Trump

Al Franken Warns Christian ‘Zealot’ Pence Worse Than Trump June 27, 2017 by Michael Stone 12 Comments Impeachment worries: Senator Al Franken warns Mike Pence is a dangerous Christian “zealot” who “would be worse” than Donald Trump.http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/06/al-franken-warns-christian-zealot-pence-worse-trump/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=367 In a recent interview Senator Al Franken discussed the possible ramifications of impeaching President Donald Trump. In […]

USA: Warning: President Pence Would Be Worse Than President Trump

President Trump may be a buffoon, but a President Pence would bring ruin upon the nation and turn the U.S. into a Christian theocracy. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/05/warning-president-pence-worse-president-trump/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=367 As Trump’s troubles continue to grow, conservatives and liberals alike are wrestling with the very real possibility that Trump will be forced out of office […]

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich – The New Yorker Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye surgery. He underwent the procedure not for the sake of convenience or […]

Trump-Taiwan call breaks US policy stance

Source: BBC US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan – breaking with US policy set in 1979, when formal relations were cut. Mr Trump’s transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted “close economic, political, and security ties” between the US and Taiwan in a […]

Muslims in Trump’s America: realities of Islamophobic presidency begin to sink in

Thursday 17 November 2016 13.00 GMTLast modified on Thursday 17 November 2016 18.25 GMT Shares 1,366   Eeman Abbasi speaks during a protest on the University of Connecticut campus against the election of Donald Trump. Photograph: Pat Eaton-Robb/AP Guardian.com Fariha Nizam was sleepy and stressed last Thursday morning when she boarded the Q43 bus, which […]