“The speakers were invited to campus by one of UCLA’s more than 1,200 student organizations, all of whom have access to university resources,” he said in a statement. “Freedom of speech and expression are core values at UCLA, but allowing someone to speak on campus is not an endorsement of their views. UCLA is committed to equity, inclusion and mutual respect as well as protecting the physical safety of everyone on campus. This includes their right to speak, be heard, hear others and peacefully dissent.” … [Read more...] about Protesters demonstrate against Donald Trump Jr.’s appearance at UCLA on Sunday
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Let’s be clear. There’s no cost to a presidential proclamation. This isn’t about money, or about some contentious issue, like whether a baker can refuse to bake me a cake or whether a doctor can refuse to treat my daughter in the emergency room. Indeed, Christians can now refuse, scorn, and discriminate against me all they want, just like Jesus told them not to. … [Read more...] about If Trump Won’t Proclaim Pride Month, Let’s Proclaim LGBT Rage Month Instead
Bossie did not respond to The Daily Beast’s requests for comment on this story. But former Trumpland colleagues paint a picture of Bossie as a longtime pal of Trump’s, and someone charged with coordinating the “nuts and bolts” of campaign operations, particularly in the homestretch of the fight against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He was also instrumental in the strategy in the final month of the presidential race to focus on Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual violence against women, in an attempt to counter Trump’s long list of accusers. … [Read more...] about David Bossie: The Man the Trump Train Left Behind
According to Waldman, neither The Week, The New York Times (NYT) nor the Los Angeles Times (LAT) reached out to her office. (A Los Angeles headline claimed "Pence falsely links Iranian general to 9/11 attacks.") While The Week's story didn't include Waldman's clarifications, both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times did. … [Read more...] about Pence’s office hits back at media amid criticism of Soleimani-9/11 claim: ‘Making excuses for terrorists’
Yet there’s a more fundamental flaw in the argument, voiced by the task force, that the USPS is on an “unsustainable financial path.” That might be so if it were a private company, but it’s not. It’s a government service, and among the virtues of a government service is that it shouldn’t have to turn a profit — the service it provides to all citizens no matter where they live can’t be done profitably. But why should it? … [Read more...] about Column: The Postal Service is America’s most popular government agency. Why does Trump hate it?