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On Parkland shooting, Donald Trump victim-blames students yet never mentions guns

This week marked the year’s 18th school shooting, in which 17 high school students and faculty at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida …

Guns

Parkland and the gun violence epidemic

Yesterday’s tragic violence at a high school in Parkland, Florida – in which 17 innocent civilians were gunned down and murdered at Marjory Stoneman …

Guns

Sex and politics: Challenge the patriarchy or get out of the way

Forget right versus left. Recent months’ revelations surrounding the deluge of sexual misconduct allegations, evidence, admissions and so on from …

Trump blames mental health for gun violence, yet reversed gun rules for mentally ill

Last February, a newly-minted President Donald Trump signed an NRA-friendly bill to eliminate an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people …

Stephen Colbert on gun violence: ‘Doing nothing is unacceptable’

A little over a day since the horrific and senseless shooting at a church in Sutherland Texas that killed 26 and injured another 20, “The Late Show” …

On Russia meetings, Trump’s ‘Ivy League’ memory lapse is telling

Funny how the “greatest memory of all time” can’t seem to remember a meeting at the center of his administration’s largest scandal ever.<p>Last …

Donald Trump

After the recent indictments, Trump’s base begins to ‘look the other way’ on Russian collusion scandal

Fervent Trump supporters have begun spinning the inevitable verdict that YES there was collusion with Russia, YES Trump has been lying about it for …

Donald Trump

Selective outrage: After silence on Vegas shootings, Trump has no business speaking out against recent terror in NYC

How Trump’s criticism of NY attack and Democrats is as unfounded as it is unwise.<p>Selective outrage: After silence on Vegas shootings, Trump has no …

Rex Tillerson

Why voting against the CFPB is un-American

Yesterday, here at MosaicPlanet a brief post was published regarding the Senate vote to effectively cripple some of the more important consumer …

Fox News infighting over Trump’s moral ambiguity reveals dark side of right wing media

If it was ever any wonder why Fox News pundit and unabashed Trump apologist Laura Ingraham was under consideration for White House Press Secretary …

On Charlottesville, Kamala Harris became the president we need

In the days after white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied in Charlottesville, VA with tiki-torches ablaze – an event …

The undercover misogyny of Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

Pigs. Slobs. Goofy. Perfect-tens. “Blood coming out of [them] everywhere.” These are some of the more dumbfounding ways the current U.S. president …

Trump does not know the difference between life and health insurance

In a recent and lengthy New York Times interview, Donald Trump willfully demonstrated his outright ignorance on the topic of health care.<p>TRUMP: <i>But</i> …

‘Cynical and sinister’: Senator Cory Booker sets the record straight on Trumpcare’s fail

Amidst the fallout of “Trumpcare’s” demise, so-called-populist President Trump lashed out by iterating his desire to let the Affordable Care Act – …

How Obamacare can work for everyone

On Tuesday morning – after efforts to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act fell short despite a Republican majority in the Senate – President …

Simple and stupid: the linguistics of Donald Trump

“I know words,” Donald Trump said in 2015. “I have the best words.”<p>Turns out – like most else from Trump’s mouth – this isn’t exactly true.<p><i>The</i> …

Where he leads, they follow: Right wing blogosphere continues to defend Trump

Despite many within the GOP’s establishment having – albeit superficially – denounced President Trump’s recent, juvenile and sociopathological …

Cracks in the nutshell: Trump backtracks on Russia "hoax" claim, now blames Obama

According to President Donald Trump, all fingers point now to the former president for not doing enough – if anything at all – to prevent Russian …

For gay kids, religion isn’t always about love

In America, we have been told time and time again that Christianity – in all its forms – is a religion of acceptance, love and forgiveness; that it …

Faith

Americans overwhelmingly reject Trump’s biggest ideas

With job approval ratings nestling in the thirties – an unprecedented (unpresidented?) benchmark for any president at this stage in their …

Donald Trump

Hell hath no fury like a Trump under investigation

It has not even been a week since the Eric Trump Foundation’s alleged charity-scamming scandal hit the newswires and slightly more since Richard …

Donald Trump

Trump’s first Cabinet Meeting: dangerous delusions, or surreal authoritarianism?

According to Trump and his awkwardly positioned Cabinet, there has never been a more proactive president living in the White House. In fact – if one …

Donald Trump

James Comey’s testimony briefing posted online

<i>The following is the full transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s prepared statement for testimony, scheduled for June 8, 2017.</i><p>Statement for …

Donald Trump

United Nations calls out Trump’s anti-science climate agenda

Speaking at this week’s first ever United Nations Ocean Conference, Bolivian President Evo Morales declared the Trump-led United States as a threat …

Climate

Eric Trump doubles down on his father’s divisive rhetoric

The night of his election victory, Donald Trump declared it a “time for us to come together as one united people,” and pledged to “every citizen of …

Donald Trump

Trump still silent on Portland, yet vocal on London

It seems that when it comes to extremist violence, President Donald Trump is quite selective when it comes to letting the world know how he really …

Donald Trump

Obama’s response to Trump’s climate decision makes us really miss having an actual president

When President Barack Obama signed the landmark Paris climate deal back in 2015, the world was treated to (and by) an American president who was able …

Donald Trump

All the president’s empathy

Nearly three days went by after the murderous rage of a known white-supremacist terrorist in Portland, Oregon took the lives of three Americans …

Donald Trump

Malala Yousafzai: Trump will ‘radicalize more terrorists’

Malala Yousafzai is amazing. As the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and constant target of radical terror groups, she has inspired …

Trump’s low polling could mean danger for America

According to Time.com, the president’s approval rating “has hit another low in a new poll, following dizzying weeks of damaging revelations and …