Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

And this is why we can’t find anyone to serve in our Diplomatic Corps

Yesterday, when Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country, apparently not understanding that it’s an American territory, I though that we’d perhaps reached a Trump administration low point that might actually stand through the weekend. But then Trump took the stage at at a conference of American hate groups today and […]

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The redeployment of Mike Pence, agent of distraction, and the ever widening war with the NFL

This past November, just a few weeks after the presidential election, Donald Trump quietly settled a fraud case against Trump University for $25 million, rather than go to court and respond to charges that the unaccredited education company operating under his name, was, to quote a former Trump University employee, “a fraudulent scheme… that preyed […]

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Trump, from the comfort of his New Jersey golf club, calls out the men and women of Puerto Rico for being lazy and ungrateful as they fight for their lives

Yesterday, a full 10 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, the Mayor of San Juan, unsatisfied by the response of the United States government to the crisis being faced by her constituents, made the decision to go on the offensive. Calling out the “inefficiency” and “bureaucracy” that was preventing […]

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With our second “500 year” storm in three weeks gathering off the coast of Florida, it’s time to accept the reality of climate change, finally hold the GOP accountable for their lies, and take decisive action

As I write this, there are three hurricanes working their way westward across the Atlantic. They are; Katia, Irma, and Jose. Irma, the one that appears to be the most deadly of the three at the moment, has maintained a sustained windspeed of 185 miles an hour for over 24 hours now, breaking all known […]

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