“We’re witnessing the end of the [Republican] party”– Trump Immigration Round-Up

In case you've missed some of the recent news spotlighting the Donald Trump ignorance, dishonesty, narcissism, bigotry, and bluster that passes for his newest version of an immigration policy, here are a few highlights. Please watch the videos all the way through, they're worth the time it takes, which isn't all that much.   Here we go: Via the Los Angeles Times' Cathleen Decker: Nothing in his speech served to expand his reach among minority Americans. For some Republicans who have worked for decades to diversify their party, the result felt apocalyptic. Mike Madrid, a California GOP strategist who has [...]

What I will not write about today

Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health. Many of us were seething at the press (not just the "mainstream media," but also pundits on the right and the left) for their praise of Donald Trump's trip to Mexico. They actually called him "presidential." No, I'm not kidding. Some approval cranked [...]

Tweets I’m sick of reposting, now all in one place: Right here.

I don't write blog posts very often any more, not since my former co-editor/publisher of The Political Carnival, Paddy Kraska, passed away a couple of years ago. Her death took so much out of me, and my motivation to write long form nearly vanished. Just before she died, we had planned to change the format of our site to one of tweet-like quips and links. Tweeting has been my outlet of choice for awhile now, but with all the fun, quick conversations it offers come frustrations. One of those frustrations is knowing that followers on Twitter don't always see my tweets, just as [...]

“A minority voter staying home on election day is a vote for a Republican.”

Via one of my favorite Twitter pals ever, Clay Bennett Please read the last part of the following letter twice, and then share it with as many people possible. While you're at it, please vote. And while you're at it squared, please help everyone you can to get to the polls so that they can vote. In other words: Here is today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter: What immediately came to mind reading this article was the saying "cut off one's nose to spite one's face." It seems to me that's what the Latinos in [...]

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