The new AP style is for journalists to avoid most references to “alt-right.”
The term can still be used in direct quotes or when describing what the movement says about itself:
The new AP style is for journalists to avoid most references to “alt-right.”
The term can still be used in direct quotes or when describing what the movement says about itself:
There comes a point when some older adults lose their minds and behave as children. Trump has reached that stage, apparently, and would seem better situated in a nursing home than in the White House:
This is not someone who can be trusted with the nuclear codes.
Trump supporters boo and assault journalists:
Trump encourages his supporters to be violent (caution: offensive language):
Trump has a long history of attempting to bully people. His brutish behavior may come back to haunt him when the recordings he apparently made are subpoenaed:
Trump recommended that Comey imprison journalists:
Trump is acting increasingly paranoid and unstable, and it’s all uphill from here. Next up may be charges of obstruction of justice, which could lead to his impeachment:
Update: Former intelligence chief James Clapper says Trump and Russia are threatening the nation’s institutions:
Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says that Trump’s firing of the FBI director represents a dangerous situation:
Update: Trump unsuccessfully pressured the FBI director, prior to firing him, to cancel its probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia:
Update: Trump’s attempt to pressure Comey to cancel the FBI’s probe was illegal and may lead to his impeachment:
A national poll has found that “idiot” is the most common word used to describe Trump. Also common were “incompetent” and “liar”:
Trump is so ignorant that he believes fake stories his staff gives to him:
You can watch the event live or later:
White House Correspondents’ Association:
“It is our job to report the facts and to hold leaders accountable,” said the association’s president, Jeff Mason, in his opening comments at the annual event. “That is who we are. We are not fake news…We are not failing news organizations. And we are not the enemy of the American people.”
Guest speaker Hasan Minhaj from Comedy Central nailed it: “Even the president is not beyond the reach of the First Amendment. But the president did not show up. Because Donald Trump does not care about free speech. The man who tweets everything that enters his head refuses to acknowledge the amendment that allows him to do it…I am proud that all of us are here tonight to defend that right, even if the man in the White House never would.”
Carl Bernstein, who exposed the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon’s resignation, also spoke at the event.
“Follow the money, but follow also the lies,” Bernstein said to the journalists at the event.
Trump was too chicken to attend the event:
Trump, called the “liar-in-chief” by Minhaj at the correspondents’ dinner, has lied 469 times in his first 100 days as president, The Washington Post reports. Trump is on a pace to tell more than 6,000 lies in his four years as president, if he lasts that long without being impeached:
Trump claimed success in his first 100 days as president and bashed the news media with bizarre comments:
Trump told a journalist that he thought being president would be “easier”:
Trump says he wants more power to force approval of his agenda and prevent judicial or legislative oversight:
Trump also wants to weaken journalism’s scrutiny of his administration. He threatened, again, to change libel laws:
Trump cozies up to brutal dictators:
Trump says he would be “honored” to met with North Korea’s petulant dictator Kim Jong-un:
Trump’s administration has had ties to Nazi groups:
More musicians need to step up like “The Boss” has to protest against Trump’s attacks against the people and the truth:
More Bruce about Trump:
No surprise here. Republicans always help corporations at the expense of consumers:
Trump has signed the new plan to eliminate privacy protections:
Using a good VPN can help protect privacy, for now at least:
And here is the reason that privacy is essential online. The Trump administration is demanding to know the identity of an anonymous Trump critic:
Spending would increase for the military, the border wall and deportations with Trump’s proposed budget:
Trump’s budget would eliminate all funding for work study for college students.
And it would eliminate all federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities:
A federal program that gives funds to states in part for Meals on Wheels for older Americans on fixed incomes is to be eliminated and another larger program that provides funds for the same purpose is to be slashed by 16 percent:
Trump’s budget would hit California hard:
But the rich will get huge tax breaks.
Violence, hate, ignorance, greed and cruelty win big with Trump’s budget.
Not only do these security flaws make it possible for Trump to use the spy agencies to snoop on his critics, but they also open the door to hackers worldwide to steal data from innocent people as they conduct banking and make purchases online:
There is strong interest in staying well-informed among the millions of new subscribers to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, NPR, public television, and ProPublica.
The increase in paid subscriptions for some of these news media is rising faster than at any time in U.S. history. Some of these news media are seeing increases of 200 to 300 percent in just a few months. The New York Times added 500,000 paid subscribers:
While research is ongoing about the causes for the increased interest in high quality news reporting, it is clear that Americans are concerned about the threats coming from the Trump administration.
Trump lies daily, and so the total will grow quickly:
Trump’s total number of lies will be in the many hundreds in just his first year. He is on schedule to lie more than 1,000 times yearly.
The Trump lies:
Update: Trump has now lied more than 1,000 times in just his first seven months in office. He is now on target to lie more than 1,700 times in his first year as president:
The new motto arrives as Sunshine Week approaches:
Right on cue, Trump bans major news media from an off camera meeting while allowing extreme right wing news media such as the white supremacist Breitbart blog:
Trump’s ban of news outlets may be unconstitutional:
Trump then used the attacks as fodder to launch a fake survey to generate donations for his reelection campaign:
The retired admiral and Navy Seal who organized the Osama bin Laden raid says that Trump’s attacks on the news media are the biggest threat to democracy he has ever seen:
Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says Trump’s attacks on the press are worse than Nixon’s:
Immigrant Legal Resource Center:
Riverside Community College District students can decline to release their information by going to their WebAdvisor accounts and selecting “No.” RCCD has approved a plan, however, to comply with warrants, subpoenas or court orders to reveal students’ information. But the district has stated in its new policy that it does not have to wait until it receives such a warrant, subpoena or court order to release students’ information if students have chosen to permit the district to release the information. Students are not required to authorize the release of their information, which includes their addresses and other data.
How to deauthorize the release of your information in RCC’s WebAdvisor:
Here is the policy RCCD’s Board of Trustees approved Feb. 21, 2017:
Nearly 900 organizations support DACA:
Advice for undocumented students when applying to colleges or universities:
Students are being advised by some immigration activists to seek DACA status soon:
Other activists, however, are advising students to not apply for DACA status because doing so turns over their families’ information to their universities. Although universities in California have vowed to protect their students’ information, Trump has threatened sanctuary cities with cutting off their federal funds if they refuse to help identify undocumented immigrants for deportation, and there is concern that he may use the same tactic against universities and colleges. The universities and colleges could then cave and turn over their students’ information to the federal government, although they may fight in the courts against Trump’s attempt to bully them into compliance:
Undocumented Dreamers are weighing their options if Trump cancels immigration protections:
Trump has announced his plan to deport 11 million undocumented people. The plan would target convicted criminals and suspects but also deport other undocumented people found by immigration police. The plan does not identify what will be done with DACA students:
Trump plans to deport 11 million people as quickly as possible, although doing so on such a scale would take many months and funding from Congress. Many people are to be deported without due process in what is known as “expedited removal,” without a hearing before a judge:
Trump’s deportation plan is an extreme attack on American values:
Trump plans to aggressively target undocumented people for deportation:
Immigration police have told Democratic leaders that they plan to arrest for deportation most undocumented people they find:
Bizarre rules target undocumented people for deportation because they have tattoos or wear so-called “gang style clothing.” So, wearing a hoodie could lead to deportation:
Undocumented people live in fear of deportation:
Trump is considering an executive order that would deport undocumented immigrants who receive public assistance:
Students from seven nations could be detained at airports now that Trump has issued a travel ban:
Because of Trump’s travel ban, students are being detained at airports and forced to return to their nation of origin:
University students and professors react to Trump’s travel ban:
Refugees and travelers were detained at several airports after Trump issued a travel ban:
Confusion has spread about Trump’s travel ban, with airport police not knowing whether it applied to green card holders. Trump officials also disagreed with each other about the scope of the travel ban.
More than 100 people have been detained at airports and many have been returned to their nation of origin. Some detainees were said to have been threatened and coerced into signing agreements that they would leave “voluntarily”:
Critics of the travel ban point out that it violates the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clause by targeting Muslims while exempting Christians.
Prominent Republicans have strongly criticized Trump’s travel ban. Trump reacted to his own political party’s strong criticism of his travel ban in his usual immature way with a bizarre Twitter rant about WWIII, and he is blaming the news media for “hyperventilating” about the issue.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer criticizes Trump’s travel ban as being “un-American”:
Judges have issued temporary blocks on Trump’s travel ban, but the temporary blocks are not being applied in all cases and Trump has said that the travel ban will remain in place:
Customs and border police are said to be defying court orders to block Trump’s travel ban and are still forcing travelers to return to their nation of origin. Instead, the police should refuse to comply with any unconstitutional order from Trump:
More than 1.1 million Brits vote to ban Trump from the United Kingdom:
More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed seeking to protect refugees and permanent residents banned from the U.S.:
Trump also has banned children from Central America:
Muslim, Jewish and Latino leaders from Southern California criticize Trump’s travel ban:
Trump plans to eliminate health care for undocumented children:
Some police refuse to enforce Trump’s immigration crackdown:
International students and faculty have been advised to not leave the U.S.:
Another judge has temporarily blocked Trump’s travel ban:
Tens of thousands of visas have been revoked by Trump’s travel ban:
Iranian Americans live in fear because of Trump’s travel ban:
An Iranian student with a valid visa has been deported from Los Angeles because of Trump’s travel ban. She was described by her professor as the “kindest person you’ll ever meet”:
California has begun the process to become a sanctuary state. The status would bar state and local police from enforcing Trump’s immigration plans and provide legal assistance to people facing deportation:
Here is what happens to undocumented people arrested for deportation:
Update: A church in Riverside plans to offer sanctuary for undocumented people threatened with deportation:
These are the people running the Trump team:
How to resist Trump:
Donations and memberships with the American Civil Liberties Union, which successfully challenged Trump’s travel ban, have surged since Trump’s election. While the ACLU usually raises only $4 million in one year from online donations, it raised $24 million in just one weekend:
The ACLU’s website:
How “ordinary people” can successfully challenge authority:
Opposition groups challenging Trump’s plans to dismantle America’s institutions and programs point out that he won with just 28 percent of eligible voters. Clinton won the popular vote by a margin of nearly three million. Trump, therefore, does not have a mandate to lead:
Opposition groups do have a mandate to fight Trump:
When most presidents enjoy their highest approval ratings as they enter their first term, Trump has the lowest initial approval rating, at 32 percent, of any new president in the modern era:
But Trump will attempt to continue to fool people by “gaslighting” them:
Trump delivers “most dreadful inaugural address in history”:
Trump lied throughout his inaugural address:
Trump’s press secretary’s constant whopper lies go viral:
Trump’s people say it is OK for them to lie because they are just presenting “alternative facts”:
And there were few people to hear the address at Trump’s inauguration, as shown in this overhead photo:
Trump lies nonstop with “alternative facts”:
Trump is the liar-in-chief:
More people are expected to protest against Trump on Jan. 21 than attend his inauguration Jan. 20:
Massive anti-Trump protests spread across the world:
Trump, the “clueless child”:
Trump’s chief White House strategist, Stephen Bannon, says he wants to destroy the nation:
Trump’s administration is in chaos after Trump fired the U.S. attorney general for her refusal to defend his unconstitutional travel ban:
Many groups are actively opposing Trump: celebrities, artists, professors, attorneys, the ACLU, the Sierra Club, Saturday Night Live, women, young people, etc. Even federal employees oppose him:
Riverside Community College District faculty members and Inland Empire news media plan to discuss the Trump presidency’s expected effects on higher education and press freedom.
The event is scheduled for Jan. 19 from 3-5 p.m. in Room AD-122 in the Noble Building at Riverside City College.
The public is invited to attend the free event. Free parking is available in white striped spaces throughout the campus.
Hey Riverside’s video of the event:
Viewpoints’ video of the event:
Press freedom and challenges during the Trump presidency:
The news media should not “shut up”:
The Chrome extension fact checks the many inaccurate claims Trump makes in his Twitter posts. Brilliant!
The planet is doomed:
The Sierra Club said Trump’s reckless, irresponsible decision to select climate science denier Pruitt to head the EPA is like picking an arsonist to fight fires:
An overwhelming majority of climate scientists — 97 percent — say that climate change is real and largely human caused, but Pruitt either stupidly or dishonestly claims otherwise.
The EPA also restricts emissions of mercury, arsenic and lead in the air and water. But now without these restrictions the planet will turn into a dystopian hellhole:
And the public will know little about what is happening to the environment during the Trump presidency now that he has banned the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing press releases, posting their research findings, or commenting without senior officials’ prior approval:
Trump has removed ready access to climate change research from the Environmental Protection Agency website:
Don’t worry about getting news about science, though. You can always rely on Trump’s tweets about “science”:
Scientists plan to march on Washington to protest against Trump’s censorship of their research and attack against the environment:
Trump’s pick to staff the top positions at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has served as a policy expert at the conservative Heartland Institute, which has crazily equated the belief in climate change with terrorism and murder:
Trump has selected the worst possible people for each federal agency and department.
Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, retweeted a fake news story claiming Clinton’s emails involved child sex:
And we are to believe that Flynn is part of the Trump team who will “make America great again.”
Flynn’s son repeatedly promoted a fake news story falsely claiming the Clintons were involved in a child sex ring at a pizza restaurant, which then led to a deranged man shooting an assault rifle in the business:
Trump has fired Flynn’s son from his transition team because of his wacky Twitter posts, but Flynn is still Trump’s pick as security adviser. Flynn’s own inaccurate claims are known by his colleagues as “Flynn facts”:
Here is one reason Trump’s people spread lies on the internet: There are millions of Americans who believe any wacky garbage they read online:
Some people were so convinced that the lies were true that they claimed, as did Flynn’s son, that the gunman was used as a diversion to trick people. When the claims were proven false by Snopes and others, Trump supporters became furious that anyone would dare to insist that the Clintons were not involved with child sex trafficking.
The restaurant even had to close for a few days because of the fake news stories. I hope that the restaurant’s owner sues Flynn’s son and all of the fake news websites that spread the lies.
Heaven help us:
The AP style addition is to avoid using “alt-right” without an explanation of what the term means. According to the AP, “alt-right” is a group of people who hold racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist beliefs.
And the style is “alt-right” with quotation marks, a hyphen and in lower case.
More proof that Trump is not fit to serve as president of the United States:
There is this inconvenient necessity called the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. Trump can’t just ignore the U.S. Supreme Court and do whatever he pleases.
A junior high student understands this; why doesn’t Trump? Or maybe he does understand, which would mean he intends to attempt to govern as a dictator:
Any unconstitutional orders of this magnitude should be ignored.
Trump team says diplomats who support the constitution should quit: