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By Malcolm Out Loud | Happenings and Trends in politics

Nikki Haskell Learns the Social Cost of Supporting Donald Trump

Nikki Haskell has packed many lives into her 75 years. She has been a real estate broker, a party planner, a pioneering stockbroker, a cult talk-show host, a Studio 54 regular, a diet and fitness guru, and a socialite. Through it all, she has depended on her brains, her enthusiasm and her skill as …

Donald Trump

Our Communication Problems

Our propagandizing lying media fills our airways, Internet and news journals with photos of crowds of demented, but youthful, protesters demanding …

National Security Advisor

Meet the Muslim woman who’s become the face of anti-Trump resistance

“I’ve always felt that need to speak out because I’m a human being.”<p>It began as an unpaid modeling gig.<p>A decade ago, Munira Ahmed met with photographer Ridwan Adhami to shoot photos for the now-out-of-print Illume magazine, a publication focused on the lives of Muslims in America. Now a likeness of …

Shepard Fairey

'That's How Dictators Get Started': McCain Defends the Free Press

Elections

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. On the left, calls to boycott retailers that carried merchandise bearing the Trump name crescendoed as a way to protest President Trump. Earlier this month, the brand …

Ivanka Trump

“The” Press Conference

To many viewers who watched President Trump’s first solo press conference Thursday, an event the main stream media thought would be their great …

Congressional Black Caucus

Obama's Sinister Gang of Rogue Intelligence Committee Appointees Repeatedly Broke the Law to take-out Gen Flynn

So what was going on between the two camps – outgoing Obama administration and the incoming Trump team, during the Presidential Transition period …

Government

Propaganda vs. Reality

The latest Super Bowl, the last game of the 2016 season, provided yet another opportunity for sheer mass Progressive propaganda. It did not fail to …

Which Signs Make Good Lovers and Which Ones Don’t

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Have you ever wondered why it seems like some …

Relationships

Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States - Trump’s Delayed Immigration Policy

Over the last 10 days, American citizens have been bombarded once again with “fake news”, disinformation, and outright lies, stating that there has …

Foreign Policy

Melissa McCarthy was the perfect choice to play White House’s Sean Spicer on SNL

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has no shortage of white guys to play White House press secretary Sean Spicer.<p>But this week producers went outside of their cast roster to fill the role with a guest appearance by Melissa McCarthy — who absolutely crushed it.<p>McCarthy displayed her commanding comedic …

Entertainment

Playing Politics with the Safety and Security of Americans is Reprehensible

I’d like to take the opportunity to both address the President’s Executive Order (EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY …

Starbucks Rips Trump Policies, Vows To Hire 10,000 Refugees

Pledge follows Mexicans' call to boycott American products.<p>Facing foreigners’ mounting fury toward the U.S. and American companies, Starbucks has issued a pledge to hire 10,000 refugees around the world over the next five years.<p>The company also released a statement condemning President Donald …

Donald Trump

Misusing Language

Democrats are practiced in the art of circumlocution. They say one thing then claim they meant another. They change word definitions to fit their …

American History

White House adds 'Skype' seats in press briefings

Four virtual seats will be available for reporters located outside the nation's capital to ask questions of Team Trump.<p>Consider this a virtual olive branch from President Donald Trump to the so-called "dishonest media."<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that starting later this …

Sean Spicer

Kellyanne Conway gets Secret Service protection

Top President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has received mail with a suspicious white powder in them and has been assigned Secret Service …

Donald Trump

A Day in the Life of Trump’s Washington: Pictures

2016 U.S. Elections

Donald Trump Just Pulled Out of a Trade Pact Meant to Help the U.S. Compete With China

President Trump took his first steps toward implementing his economic agenda Monday, signing an executive action removing the U.S. from a planned …

NAFTA

Healing A Divided America

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>There appears to now be a divided America, and somehow …

Transition is Sweet

Today, at noon, Donald Trump, a very successful businessman and a non politician, ascended to the highest job in the land, President of the United …

How To Wield Power, A lesson in…

‘Hope’ is a simple word but in practice a fleeting concept lacking any substance and one easily dashed. ‘Change’ is, well, we know it when we see it. …

On The Day Of White House Transitions, Twitter Shifts @POTUS To Donald Trump

As the White House transitions from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, in the social-media age that means another transition — of the @POTUS Twitter account.<p>At 12:01 p.m., as Trump took the oath of office, the official presidential account switched to President Trump from Obama, who was the first …

The Right and Left Misjudge Black America

As we celebrated Martin Luther King Day, most Americans seemed to be in agreement about one thing: Black America isn’t doing well. The right seems to perceive black communities as hopeless morasses of violence and dysfunction, as Donald Trump’s repeated references to “inner cities” reveal. On the …

Racism

The “Shame on Us” Election

And so we have chosen. I have not written since the election. Darkness akin to global grief overcame me and those like me who believed in the best …

Fake News and now “Fake Intelligence” Destroy Credibility of Mainstream Media and Anti-Trump Politicos

In perhaps one of the biggest media and government affairs scandals of the current Election/post-Election season, and its phony accusations against …

The Trouble With Legacy’s

Ever since the elections that delivered the House into Republican hands in 2012, and the subsequent disappointing inaction they showed, I have taken …

Michelle Obama brought herself and everyone around her to tears with her final speech as First Lady

In her last official speech as America’s first lady, a visibly moved Michelle Obama told a group of educators that “being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I’ve made you proud.” Her own voice cracking, she brought to tears several of the women standing behind her on …

Michelle Obama

Info War on Russian Hacking

Russian espionage and hacking of U.S. organizations, businesses, government, or military operations has been going on for decades, and has been …

Haman, Obama & Purim

Haman son of Hammedatha; chief minister of King Ahasuerus <i>(Esth.iii.1-2)</i> of Persia<i>.</i> As his name indicates, Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of …