Is America a Failing State? | Foreign Policy

20170530_180927

Former FBI Director James B. Comey (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

One of the saddest, and yet most accurate – and possibly prescient – articles I’ve read recently, on the sorry state of affairs going down in US affairs of state, under Donald Trump’s aegis.

“We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide.

We have all the makings of a banana republic.” ~ David Rothkopf


Source article: Foreign Policy

Idiocracy’s Advent

Stunning.

When asked during her confirmation hearing of January 17th as to whether she still believes in conversion therapy, Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, side-stepped the allegation inherent in the question by claiming all students “no matter their age, should be able to attend a school and feel safe”.

Continue reading

Jefferson’s Bane: 2016’s Final Victim

David Bowie. Alan Rickman. Prince. Anton Yelchin. Harper Lee. Muhammad Ali. Gene Wilder. Leonard Cohen. A.A. Gill. And many, many more.

You’ve been busy haven’t you, 2016? You macabre, sadistic, star-stealing little prick of a year, hmmm?

Continue reading

Unravel: Homophobic Relapse in the House of Trump

Despite Donald Trump’s post-electoral pledge of being a “president for all Americans”, things look decidedly unsettling for the LGBT community, right now. Granted, he only said he would a be president for all Americans. He never at any point intimated that he would be a president anyone would like, a fact that likely hasn’t gone unnoticed. Continue reading