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June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 9:01 am § in Foreign Affairs, world

Nollywood goes Hollywood

NOLLYWOOD IS FALLING APART In a country where you can stumble upon crates of currency valued at about $1 billion at the airport, unattended, yet there are only 14 cinemas and the big attraction is not Nollywood. It’s Hollywood in Nigeria’s Nollywood turf. Because in Nigeria, if you want [...]

June 16th, 2017 - 10:26 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

A Friend Confuses Liberalism With Ayn Rand

A friend writes: I am not a progressive like you. This explains why you have a need to introduce me as a Republican, thereby demonizing and marginalizing me in Progressive Seattle. P.s., I’m a pretty hard core atheist. I answer: Your are write. I do sometimes refer to you as a Republican.  I apol[...]

June 12th, 2017 - 9:58 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

There is Hope For the Middle

E.J. Dionne, looking at British and French and German elections, cautions that politics is moving to the center, and somewhat to the left, not going haywire. Part of this might be reaction to Trump. “Corbyn boosted the Labour Party vote to 40 percent, 9.5 points higher than it was two years ag[...]

May 30th, 2017 - 10:13 am § in Jews, Politics, Religion, world

An Abrahamic Answer to Israel=Palestine

The Abrahamic Union: a Confederate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Yakov Nagen Yakov Nagen is a Rabbi at the Yeshiva of Otniel, located near Hebron. On the day of Shimon Peres’s death, my neighbor Natan Meir stood before 100 Jewish and Arab interfaith activists and spoke of Peres’s[...]

May 17th, 2017 - 7:51 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Politics

Putin offers to provide details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys

  MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, bringing scoffs on Capitol Hill that the Kremlin could help shed light on the disclosures of reportedly highly classifie[...]

May 12th, 2017 - 12:44 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

REPUGNANTS: Alt Right

Mike Cernovich is getting his moment in the sun And he deserves every glittering sunbeam. This is Cernovich. He got to appear on 60 Minutes, which has led to more media exposure. Cernovich’s allegiance to the “alt-right,” a self-descriptor for a faction of the white nationalist movement, has b[...]

May 4th, 2017 - 11:52 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

GOP GLEE: When the GOP is giving you $5 per person per year to cover pre-existing conditions:

“A liberal think tank says hundreds of thousands of Americans [will] be left without coverage under the so-called Upton amendment, the Republican plan to cover Americans with pre-existing conditions under the health care overhaul passed on Thursday. GOP Reps. Fred Upton and Billy Long proposed[...]

May 3rd, 2017 - 6:15 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

CNBC calls for Trump’s ouster

It’s time for Congress to say, “You’re fired!” to Trump, America’s leading financial network says. Apparently his call to do away with the First Amendment hit a journalistic nerve, although CNBC also cites a litany of other grievances against him. You’re already f[...]

May 3rd, 2017 - 1:37 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

PRAMILA JAYAPAL’S OH SO EXCELLENT 100 DAYS

By Pramila Jayapal  to Seattle Met  We are in a fight for the soul of our country right now. Donald Trump came into office scapegoating immigrants, bragging about sexual assault and making promises to “Make America Great Again.” He has surrounded himself with people who have no experience to l[...]