Abbott’s abhorrent decision flies in the face of our hospitality. Accepting refugees and helping them resettle is simply the right thing to do.
Trump’s Ukraine demand in itself is a violation of both campaign finance law and the Constitution that he and his enablers are sworn to protect and defend.
“Se cometieron errores.” Es un intento de apaciguar, aproximándose a una disculpa sin reconocer culpa, como si los errores no tuvieran historial ni autores ni consecuencias. Pero sí los hay, y muchos.
“Mistakes were made”: it’s an attempt to appease, approximating an apology without recognizing fault, as though the mistakes had neither a past, nor sources, nor consequences. But they have a long list of them.
The use of automatic weapons by criminals, gangs, hate groups, and irresponsible individuals in America is out of control. As a Retired Command Sergeant-Major and former “Tanker,” I am also familiar with what all these weapons can do in the hands of the wrong people.
Our epidemic of gun violence is a complex, multi-faceted situation with gun control, mental health, and societal components. We need people willing to face the complexities and make the hard, practical decisions.
It’s long past time to hold to account the president (and his enablers) on the rhetoric that empowers acts of violence. Such words create a climate that fosters just this kind of evil.
“Plurality of views” means including all voices in the political debate: men-women, young-old, rich-poor, minorities and indigenous peoples. The ability to listen and understand is sometimes more important than our ability to speak.
That new normal is autocracy masked as nationalism… President Trump has aligned himself by purpose or by nature to autocratic dictators around the world.
Civility is built upon a foundation of respect and dignity for all people… incivility has no place in our society