Author Archives: Mark Willis

What I’m Reading – January 29, 2017

Photos From the Protest at JFK Airport | Slate 012917 On Saturday in New York, demonstrators converged at JFK International Airport to protest Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The crowd outside Terminal 4 of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Messaging Speaks to Your Inner 3-Year-Old

Donald Trump communicates as if he’s talking to 3-year-olds, according to marketing guru Kevin Roberts. Make America Great Again. Build the Wall. Drain the Swamp. Crooked Hilary. Lyin’ Ted. Trump has changed the language from “political, philosophical” discourse to words “everyone can get involved in.” Continue reading

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Sources – January 24, 2017

Gina Miller Says Facebook Is Failing To Deal With Abuse And Death Threats – BuzzFeed News 012416 Gina Miller, the woman who led the legal case against the government’s process for exiting the European Union and won, has accused Facebook … Continue reading

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Sources – January 23, 2017

A Detailed Forensic Analysis of Melania Trump’s Creepy, Devastating Inauguration Smile/Frown Slate 012317 Is American Democracy Strong Enough for Trump? – POLITICO Magazine 012317 Francis Fukuyama: As an American citizen, I have been rather appalled, like many others, at the … Continue reading

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Dancing on Kremlin Rooftops

Yep, they were dancing on Kremlin rooftops on Inauguration Day. You don’t need this disabled writer to tell you that. Just ask Putin. And, yes, this is Fake News… a.k.a. satire. | SNL cold open 012117: Russian President Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Olya Povlatsky (Kate McKinnon) assure Americans that everything will be fine under President Donald Trump.
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Women Marchers to Trump: “We Don’t Want Your Tiny Hands!”

Normalize This, Donald Trump! Here’s a longer remix by DJ Matt Bailer: “ATTENTION DJs, dance music lovers, Trump haters, Fiona Apple fans, HUMAN BEINGS, etc…. I DID A THING! A couple days ago Fiona Apple released a brief but effective … Continue reading

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Skip the Better Angels, Let’s Invoke Dystopia

Ever the hyperbolic salesman, Trump needs to claim something is the biggest, the best, the most amazing something of all time. He may have pulled it off with this speech. It is the most dystopian – probably the first dystopian – inaugural address in U.S. Presidential history. Our job as citizens is making sure its darkness does not become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Continue reading

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Sources – January 19, 2017

Kellyanne Conway. Ill-informed. Impetuous. Reckless: The Trump years. – POLITICO 011817 KELLYANNE CONWAY: What are the standards here. … Because I took a little peek at what the headlines about President-elect Obama were eight years ago — whew, talk about … Continue reading

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Attention Economy January 18, 2017

When Outside Art Became In: Obama’s Cultural Legacy – WNYC News – WNYC 011817 In the spring of 2009, the White House held a poetry jam. Out walked a young man, sporting short hair and a sharp black suit. Looking … Continue reading

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Sources – January 17, 2017

Summer Zervos with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, during a news conference on Tuesday announcing the filing of a lawsuit against President-elect Donald J. Trump. [NYT/ Credit Mike Blake/Reuters] Ex-‘Apprentice’ contestant claiming groping, kissing by Trump sues him for defamation – … Continue reading

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