OK, so the sounding presidential thing didn’t last long. Week seven’s highlights really just showed us that #45 needs to step away from the Twitter. For real.
Here’s my weekly roundup of articles, food for thought, ways to take action, ongoing resources and lighter stuff to keep sane. You can take a look back at week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 and week 6.
As per usual, I hope you will take the time to read and understand what’s going on and then take some action that goes beyond sharing a Facebook post or sending an email. If you have something to add, please do so via a comment.
I will continue to do this for as long as necessary. We can’t look away.
- US top court says electoral maps must be reviewed for racial bias (Yahoo, Mar. 1, 2017)
- A Tweet May Get Trump Impeached As President Declassified FISA Warrant On His Own People (Politicus USA, Mar. 4, 2017)
- Former Obama Adviser Humiliates Trump By Explaining That Presidents Can’t Order Wiretaps (Politicus USA, Mar. 4, 2017)
- Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones, invokes Watergate (Mar. 5, 2017, WMTW-8)
- Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim (New York Times, Mar. 5, 2017)
- Ben Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants Who Came Here And Worked Really Hard ‘For Less’ (Huffington Post, Mar. 6, 2017)
- Guess Which Word the EPA Just Deleted From Its Science Mission Statement (Mother Jones, Mar. 7, 2017)
- Here are the photos that show Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger than Trump’s (Washington Post, Mar. 7, 2017)
- A $2.5 trillion asset manager just put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull (Business Insider, Mar. 7, 2017)
- State Department Kicks MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Out Of Press Briefing (Bipartisan Report, Mar. 7, 2017)
- ‘Daily Show’ highlights Trump tweets on International Women’s Day (The Hill, Mar. 8, 2017)
- Andrea Mitchell Responds To Bill O’Reilly Calling Her ‘Unruly’ And It’s Amazing (Bipartisan Report, Mar. 8, 2017)
- E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change (New York Times, Mar. 9, 2017)
Food for Thought
- Why One ‘Calm’ Speech From Trump Doesn’t Erase His Past Words and Actions (Teen Vogue, Mar. 2, 2017)
- Dems Wore White, But ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Is Seeing Red (Advocate, Mar. 2, 2017)
- The GOP health bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve (Vox, Mar. 6, 2017)
- Can We Finally Admit It Was Always About Sexism, Never Emails? (Huffington Post, Mar. 6, 2017)
- The “Day Without a Woman” strike is going to be mostly a day without privileged women (Quartz, Mar. 6, 2017)
- Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care. (Washington Post, Mar. 8, 2017)
- Eight Ways to Stand Up to Hate (Daily Good, Mar. 6, 2017)
- Add your name to pledge to be a part of People Power, ACLU’s new grassroots organizing arm.
- How to find town hall meetings (CNN, Feb. 10, 2017)
- Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast (Huffington Post, Feb. 21, 2017)
- Join the United State of Women
- Make 5 Calls
- Take action on CREDO
- Pay attention to Indivisible’s Action Calendar
- Run for office:
- What The Fuck Just Happened Today?
- Trump Human Rights Tracker
- ACLU Action Page
- New and Guts
- Trump archive
Now stop, take a few breaths and enjoy these last fun articles and videos.
- Ellen Asks George W. Bush About His Inauguration Poncho: ‘Had You Put One On?’ (Huffington Post, Mar. 2, 2017)
- Stephen King mocks Trump wiretap allegations with short story (The Hill, Mar. 4, 2017)
- Ben Carson is to Smart as Slavery is to Immigration (Awesomely Luvvie, Mar. 6, 2017)
- Donald Trump tweeted about International Women’s Day and everyone’s making the same joke (Mashable, Mar. 8, 2017)