All tagged Donald Trump

Orlando: Healing Through Learning, Demanding Change

After the horrific, anti-LGBT terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, millions of people around the globe offered their thoughts, their prayers, and held candlelight vigils to mourn for the victims. While I understand their usefulness to others, I am not a religious person and prefer to express my solidarity with the victims and outrage towards the massacre through words and action. Nothing I can do or write will bring back those lives lost at the Orlando nightclub. Nevertheless, if we are able to learn from their tragedy, it will not have been in vain. In the spirit of healing through learning and reform, I offer these observations.

Donald Trump's Biggest Scam

Donald Trump has been called many things during this presidential election season: racist, sexist, bigot, hothead, narcissist, philanderer, and a loser. You can add "scam artist" to that list as well. Back in 2000, Trump told Fortune Magazine: "It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it." If he had that mentality with his failed 2000 campaign, what would prevent him from adopting that same attitude with his current presidential bid?

Republicans Forced to "Choose the Lesser Evil" Supreme Court Nominee

Now that Trump has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee (flabbergasting as that may be), all focus is shifting to a Trump-versus-Clinton showdown. Almost every metric for predicting the results of the general election indicate that Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide. Even at the outset, states that are polling in Clinton's favor already secure her victory over Trump, garnering 30 more electoral votes than the 270 needed to win the Presidency. Polling also shows Clinton defeats Trump 47% to 40% in terms of overall popular votes.

A Conservative Contradiction: Immigration & Free Markets

In at least two Republican presidential debates now, Donald Trump has lambasted American companies for moving their business to other countries. Namely, the real estate mogul points to Ford Motor Company and Nabisco for moving manufacturing facilities to Mexico. In his own words, Trump wants to "make them pay" for abandoning the United States. This coming from the same man who first rose to political prominence for promising a 10-foot wall along the Mexican border (which will somehow be paid for by the Mexican government). But, Trump and everyone else on those debate stages fail to ask why those companies are relocating manufacturing to Mexico.