Danger Ahead! The Runaway Tractor Trailer Rig – Trump’s Presidency

by Richard Cameron Trump’s Runaway Presidency The standard metaphor for anything that is going “south”, that is to say, badly wrong, is a speeding train hopping the rails – an impending train wreck. Since it is so overworked and such a cliché, perhaps we should opt for another analogy to the Donald Trump presidency – the runaway semi-tractor trailer. In this one, the president is the owner-operator of the bigly rig and the rig is the Office of the Presidency and the contents of the trailer is the stability and…

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Trump’s Disordered & Opportunistic DACA Messaging & The Scapegoating Of Dreamers

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by Richard Cameron Trump’s DACA Messaging I’m seeing a lot of heated discussions about the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program and Trump’s handling of it.  If you’re following DACA at all, you are aware that it came into existence through an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2012.   The program provided for the children of illegal migrants that were brought to the US as children, to register with immigration authorities and remain for 2 year periods, then apply again at the end of the term…

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What Is Donald Trump’s Base Of Support Looking Like In July 2017? The Latest Polling & What It Means

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by Richard Cameron Trump’s Base of support in July 2017 Here at National Compass, we are frequently tracking how Donald Trump’s presidency is trending, looking for signifiers that may indicate a shift in the national outlook towards him.  So far the baseline numbers are holding steady although not favorably for the President. The latest Washington Post / ABC News poll shows President Donald Trump’s approval ratings remaining at 36 percent as they have been for several months at this point.  As a point of comparison, George W. Bush and Barack…

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As The Trump Tweets Continue – The Challenges From A Parent’s Perspective

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by Danielle Pechette-Graham Trump Tweets – There’s No End To Them The Trump Tweets continue unabated.  Ever since the President of the United States of America took to Twitter to personally attack the hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, of MSNBC’s show “Morning Joe” it has dominated the news and social media. Outside of the small core group of rabid Trump supporters, the majority of the country who has spoken out has come out against the Presidents behavior. However, far too many in the GOP, the party of “principles and…

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President Trump Is Angry And Frustrated About The Justice Department And Atty. General Jeff Sessions

by Richard Cameron White House and Justice Department staffers, speaking off the record, are disclosing that Donald Trump is seething about the Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The reasons according to the sources who spoke with Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times, is the entire series of complications that have arisen from Trump’s failed executive orders, most notably the travel ban and Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from supervising the investigation into the question of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia to subvert last…

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