State Of Emergency - Averted

ElleHuckins Washington, DC Washington

... Okay, I'm gonna need a minute. So much of what Trump just said is a lie. I'm currently listening to Nancy Pelosi's refutal of Trump's... Trump's... ugh. Bring it home, Chuck! So, he didn't declare a state of Emergency. He honestly didn't do much of anything. He urged the country to back his border wall, he cherry-picked cases of immigrant crime, and he essentially dog whistled. But he ... ... more

State of Emergency - BEFORE

ElleHuckins Washington, DC Washington

I'm nervous. I'm sitting on my bed beside a cup of cold tea, nervously refreshing my news pages as the clock ticks down to Donald Trump's address at 9pm. Fox News is having an absolute field day, and their comments sections are lousy with racism and ignorance. Everything's vile. If Trump declares a state of National Emergency, he may be able to reallocate funds from the national budget to ... ... more

No End to Government Shutdown

Sarina Tucker Washington, DC Washington

All in all, it was all just a brick in the wall. Between Mexico and America. Which Donald Trump has already successfully erected, brick by racist, idiotic, brick between reality and his voter base. The partial government shutdown has entered its third week, with no end in sight. Trump has said that he's thinking of declaring a state of emergency to reallocate defense funds for his border ... ... more

The One Time Trump Tells the Truth and It’s About Santa Claus

ElleHuckins Washington, DC Washington

On Christmas Eve Donald Trump, a dumb guy in an inexplicable position of power and influence, made waves and sparked reprisal when he asked a seven-year-old girl if she still believed in Santa Claus while speaking to children on the NORAD line – the site that monitor’s Santa’s progress around the world. While it is inarguably moronic to ask a child who specifically called the Santa line if ... ... more

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Resigns, Sparks Concern On Both Sides

Alice Johnson Washington, DC Washington

After clashing with the president over two major recent military decisions - pulling troops out of Syria and reducing US military presence in Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned suggesting in his letter that Trump appoint someone to the position "whose views better align with yours." this move has sparked concern by both parties ... more

Trump's Partial Shutdown Just More Abject Incompetence

ElleHuckins Washington, DC Washington

According to economists, Trump’s self-congratulatory partial government shutdown the week before Christmas could have dire consequences if he insists on keeping the country hostage to fund his ridiculous Mexican border wall. A government shut down means that people in the branches of government currently at the end of their budget year will be effectively defunded for the length of time the ... ... more

Trump Bump Stock Ban Raises Questions on 2A Protections

Bob Davis Washington, DC Washington

Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that seemed specifically designed to alienate and anger the very core of his own base; he made a sweeping ban on bump stocks for firearms. A bump stock ban has long been advocated by the activist survivors of the Parkland shooting, and was put into motion after the deadliest massacre in modern American history when a gunman using weapons outfitted with a ... ... more