Saturday, October 14, 2017

Notations From the Grid (Special W-End Edition): On @POTUS Watch.......

On this weekend, we wanted to share some profound and insightful perspective courtesy of Seth Meyers:

We also present this alternative view on President Trump:

Institute for Policy Studies

This afternoon, Trump announced that he won’t certify the Iran nuclear deal. This won’t unravel the deal, but what it will do, John Feffer argues, is send a dangerous message to the world that it can’t count on the U.S. to be a responsible member of the international community.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is currently bombing at least six countries. With Trump adding an extra element of instability, it’s more important now than ever for the peace movement to step up. Phyllis Bennis offers how.
Here at home, this administration’s anti-immigrant sentiment would have you thinking we’re living in a crime-ravaged dystopia. Their latest boogeyman is MS-13. But don’t be fooled, Michael Paarlberg says in the Washington Post, this is just xenophobic fear-mongering that creates more danger than it prevents.
What should you actually be afraid of? Trump’s tax plan. Josh Hoxie explains its impact in just three figures. Take it from our associate fellow who worked on the 1986 tax reform — this plan is even more regressive than Reagan’s.
And finally, IPS spent a year surveying 500 women of color in Detroit on their feelings about the city’s economic revival and compiling them in our newest report — I Dream Detroit. The report found that women of color in the city have a revolutionary fervor for solving deep-rooted problems.
The report profiles 20 of these solutionary women — from Minnie Davis who works to improve the high school graduation rate of boys of color, to Kiki Louya who brings quality, healthy food to Detroiters without them having to cross 8 Mile to get it. Read their stories and more here.

Detroit's Revival Can't Happen Without Women of Color

Our Latest

Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy
John Feffer
From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.
To End Mass Incarceration, We Must Change How We Respond to Violence
Sophie Bandarkar
Using restorative justice techniques as an alternative to prison has a surprising group of supporters: victims of violence.
Don’t believe the Trump administration: MS-13 is not ravaging the United States
Michael Paarlberg
The Central American gang is a big problem in Central America — and an object of scare tactics here.
Trump's Tax Reform Is Even More Regressive Than Reagan's
Lee Price & Steve Quick
The last thing the country needs is a sham tax reform designed to reward Republican donors with more tax breaks.
So Many Tax Lies, So Little Time
Josh Hoxie
Three figures can help explain the impact of Trump's tax plan.
The U.S. is Bombing At Least Six Countries. How Can the Anti-War Movement Step It Up?
Phyllis Bennis
Peace activists must look beyond our own move

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