Am I the only one who thinks both Clinton and Trump deserve impeachment? During the Clinton impeachment, I argued that no one should be above the law and that character mattered. He abused his power by having a sexual relationship with a subordinate, and even worse, obstructed the investigation and perjured himself to a grand jury and to us, the American people. Now I find myself making the same argument about Trump. He has abused his power in many ways, in one case by attempting to bribe a foreign power to interfere in an American election for his own benefit. He has obstructed the investigation (e.g. by directing his subordinates to defy subpoenas) and continually perjures himself to the American people. I doubt Trump will be removed from office, but it is Congress duty to at least impeach him.

Happy Labor Day

I am grateful for the Labor movement, that the power of business owners has been balanced out so the benefits of capitalism are more fairly shared and so that the deplorable work conditions of past centuries are fading memories, but there are many future challenges to face together. May we always keep Labor strong!

Dangerously un-American

I’m just going to say it. This talk we’re beginning to hear from Trump and his surrogates about a Muslim registry and internment camps is dangerously un-American horseshit. It’s historically ignorant, it’s hateful, and we must put a stop to it. We’ve been here before. We know where this leads.

As a non-believer, I disagree deeply with the religion of Islam. But if, despite all our efforts, the registry ever becomes reality, I will register myself and stand with my fellow citizens. The freedom of religion is one of our most sacred American principles, but it will die if we don’t protect it.