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No Free Speech at Berkeley, New Rules

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What Would Mario Say?: The University of California Berkeley had an anti-free speech movement last night. About 1500 protesters gathered to object to the scheduled speech by an editor of the right-wing and racists Breitbart News. Some of the protesters pushed …

Trump Names Justice, Celebrity Correspondent

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

By Appointment: President Trump last night named Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge from Colorado, to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme  Court. Trump had invited two candidates to Washington, trying to create a little …

Trump Fires Acting AG, Get With the Program

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

You’re Fired!: President Trump fired Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates last night after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending and enforcing the president’s immigration and travel ban from seven Muslim countries. Dana J. Boente, the US Attorney …

Quebec Mosque Massacre, Protests Continue

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mosque Massacre: Six people were killed in an attack during evening prayers at a mosque in Quebec last night in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims.” Eight others were wounded and two suspects were arrested. …

Refugee Ban Uproar, Liar Liar

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Paper Wall: As thousands of protesters gathered at airports across the country yesterday, a federal judge in Brooklyn granted the ACLU’s request to stop the deportation of everyone detained as a result of the president’s immigration order. Protesters had gathered …

Christians, Not Muslims, Culinary Shock

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Shut the Door: President Trump visited the Pentagon yesterday and signed an executive order freezing immigration from seven Muslim countries and commanding “extreme vetting” of immigrants from countries plagued by terrorism. “We want to ensure that we are not admitting …

Mexico Relations Go South, Press Should Shut Up

Friday, January 27, 2017

South of the Border: After just one week on the job, President Trump has created his first rift with a foreign leader. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelled his trip to visit Trump next Tuesday because of the American president’s …

Waterboarding Works, Mary Tyler Moore

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Back to the Future: President Trump will call for a re-examination of US methods for interrogating terror suspects and possibly re-establishing “black site” prisons overseas, the Associated Press reports, according to the draft of an executive order they obtained. The …

To Build the Wall, Return of Newspeak

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Wall: President Trump is expected today to issue an order to build his wall on the Mexican border and crack down on immigrants coming from “terror prone” countries. The president tweeted last night, “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY …

Trump Claims Vote Fraud, Exits Trade Pact

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Get Over It: The Washington Post reports that during a meeting with congressional leaders yesterday Trump spent about 10 minutes talking about his campaign and how three to five million illegal voters cost him the popular vote. There is no …