George Floyd wasn’t killed by just one bad cop — three others could have done something, but didn’t take action.
…but haven’t I basically done the same thing? Haven’t I looked on and failed to take action?
George Floyd isn’t the first unarmed Black person to be killed by the police or vigilantes — he isn’t even the first prominent case captured on tape pleading “I can’t breathe”.
For nearly 6 years, #BlackLivesMatter has been a movement that I loosely supported but from the sidelines — it wasn’t “my struggle”, it wasn’t the right time, it wasn’t clear how or…
A lot of BS petitions are going around to “abolish” the Electoral College…they are all a waste of time. This isn’t.
The U.S. Constitution allows each state to appoint Electors for President “in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct”. The National Popular Vote Compact (or “NPV”) is an agreement that if states representing 270 or more electoral votes signs on, those states will direct all of their Electors to vote for the winner of the national popular vote. Done. No Constitutional amendment required.
It’s already passed in California, DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode…
On Monday, September 26, 2016, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will meet for the first of three Presidential Debates. Who will win?
By “win”, I don’t mean “Who will the media pronounce as the winner?” or even “Who will voters think won the debate?”, but “Who will gain in the polls?”
I think there is a very good chance that Donald Trump will have the most to gain.
1. He has to be “Palatable”, she has to be “Trustworthy”
There are lot of Republican-leaning voters who are withholding support for Donald Trump because they think he’s unseemly — specifically, white…
Some friends of mine — especially those living outside the US — have expressed bewilderment at Donald Trump’s political rise. I can’t understand it fully myself, but I’ve found these explanations/articles to be thought-provoking:
1. Trump is an American Berlusconi
(Alleged) Billionaire? Check.
Television personality? Check.
Outrageous statements? Check.
Ego the size of Manhattan (or the Milan Cathedral)? Check.
Just a month after Trump announced his candidacy, Frank Bruni pointed out the real estate tycoon’s uncanny similarity to ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, paired with a set of quotes (quiz yourself!) that could have come from either guy. Just as…