anti-trump

Rock and Roll and Resistance: A Conversation with Alejandro Escovedo

 08/11/2017 - 12:25
Alejandro Escovedo for Burn Something Beautiful by Nancy Rankin Escovedo 

Mexican-American musician and activist Alejandro Escovedo elucidates on his immigrant roots, his take on the government, his brush with death, and how the stories he feels compelled to compose transcend the genre of rock and roll. Escovedo will be strumming alongside Texan legend Joe Ely at Ardmore Music Hall on August 19th, 2017.

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:01pm

[OP-ED]: CNN used to cover scandals. Now it’s immersed in them

 07/03/2017 - 15:44
Cuando el mago de los programas-realidad, Mark Burnett, ofreció un programa en que Trump abusaba de los concursantes mientras buscaba un “Aprendiz”, Zucker literalmente saltó y cerró la puerta para que Burnett no pudiera salir antes de firmar el trato. Univision

Conservatives insist that CNN is DOA.

That’s nonsense. Ratings are high and profits are up. All this since the man who made a fortune by building up Donald Trump as a television star -- Jeff Zucker, the head of CNN who used to run NBC -- seems to have decided that there is more money to be made from tearing down Trump now that he is president.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 3:30pm

[OP-ED]: CNN solía cubrir escándalos. Ahora está inmerso en ellos

 07/03/2017 - 15:37
Cuando el mago de los programas-realidad, Mark Burnett, ofreció un programa en que Trump abusaba de los concursantes mientras buscaba un “Aprendiz”, Zucker literalmente saltó y cerró la puerta para que Burnett no pudiera salir antes de firmar el trato. Univision

Los conservadores insisten en que CNN está muerto. 

Ésas son tonterías. Los ratings son altos y las ganancias aumentan. Todo eso desde que el hombre que hizo una fortuna creando a Donald Trump como estrella de televisión—Jeff Zucker, jefe de CNN que solía dirigir NBC—pareció haber decidido que se puede hacer más dinero destruyendo a Donald Trump, ahora que es presidente.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 3:30pm

[OP-ED]: In his dealings with Trump, Comey was no hero

 06/12/2017 - 08:32
Former FBI Director James Comey departs a closed committee meeting which followed his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA. EFE

It’s now clear that James Comey is a highly capable lawyer with only one client: James Comey.

The former FBI director may not need an attorney. But he could really use a public relations firm to help him rehabilitate his image. 

That’s because, if you paid attention to Comey’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, you know that President Trump isn’t the only person with a credibility problem.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:15am

[OP-ED]: En su trato con Trump, Comey no fue ningún héroe

 06/12/2017 - 08:25
El exdirector del FBI James Comey (c) tras testificar ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado de EEUU, en el edificio de las oficinas del Senado, en Washington DC, Estados Unidos. EFE

Está ahora claro que James Comey es un abogado sumamente capaz con sólo un cliente: James Comey. 

El ex director del FBI quizás no precise un abogado. Pero le vendría bien una empresa de relaciones públicas para que le ayudara a rehabilitar su imagen. 

Eso se debe a que, si uno presta atención al testimonio de Comey ante el Comité Judicial del Senado, se entera de que el presidente Trump no es el único que tiene un problema de credibilidad.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:15am

[OP-ED]: Those in the ‘resistance’ should refrain from mocking Trump’s supporters

 05/16/2017 - 15:29
According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.

Though it’s generally a happy home, there is a stark cultural divide in my house: My husband, who was raised in a tiny, Southern rural town that was almost 100 percent white, loves “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Los que están en la ‘resistencia’ no deben burlarse de los que apoyan a Trump

 05/16/2017 - 15:22
Según un análisis de datos de encuestas posteriores a la elección, conducidas por Public Religion Research Institute y The Atlantic, había más probabilidades de que electores con problemas económicos de la clase obrera blanca prefirieran a Hillary Clinton por sobre Trump.

Aunque en general es un hogar feliz, en mi casa hay una marcada división cultural: A mi marido, que se crió en un diminuto pueblo rural del sur, casi 100 por ciento blanco, le encanta “The Andy Griffith Show”.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: This Democrat shows how out of practice his party is at defending immigrants

 05/15/2017 - 08:14
Looking at de Leon’s record in the Legislature -- particularly during the eight years of the Obama administration -- I don’t think he believes his own rants. youtube

Politicians speak for a living. So they should be especially careful with their words.

When elected officials make inflammatory statements that exploit fears and drive people apart, they need to be called out and told to pipe down.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:00am