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Max J. Castro

Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

When Donald Trump met with Benjamin Netanyahu last week, it was a love fest. Any online dating site could have picked up the great affinity between the two men. They are hands down the two most obnoxious, arrogant leaders of any country that calls itself a democracy.


Trump policies spark global backlash

Trump policies spark global backlash

In less than a month, the Trump administration’s actions have unleashed a widespread wave of outrage and protest. Trump’s crusade against immigrants and refugees met with a harsh response. Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine depicted Trump holding the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty in one hand and a sword in the other.


The Ugly American[i] on his throne

The Ugly American[i] on his throne

Last week Donald Trump launched his version of the Manhattan Project against the U.S. Constitution. This week he went after allies. His stupidity lies in the fact that both the Mexican president and the Australian PM represent the side of the political spectrum in both Australia and Mexico that favors a cozy relationship with the U.S.


The week Trump stood the constitution on its head

The week Trump stood the constitution on its head

During the electoral campaign, Donald Trump promised to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Last Friday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day the president took a giant step toward keeping his promise. With this action he sowed the kind of chaos, fear and anguish across the nation terrorists can only dream of creating.


The calamity commences; the resistance rears up

The calamity commences; the resistance rears up

A sense of the tragic pervaded events in Washington, D.C., Friday, as Donald Trump was inaugurated to the presidency. What happened next, on Saturday, nobody could have imagined. Massive, peaceful demonstrations many times the size that attended Trump’s inauguration were seen around the globe – led by the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.


Trump stumbles in calling out a hero

Trump stumbles in calling out a hero

It is ironic but typical that President-elect Donald Trump would choose the eve of the national holiday honoring the great hero of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, to slander another giant of that movement, John Lewis, by calling him “all talk, no action.”


Obama’s farewell: Eloquence, tears, and a pledge to fight on

Obama’s farewell: Eloquence, tears, and a pledge to fight on

Tuesday, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation. Citizen Barack Obama made it clear to the American people he planned to fight on for the rest of his life for the causes that defined his presidency. He rallied the people who twice elected him president to redouble their struggle too.


Two cheers for Obama’s UN vote on Israeli settlements

Two cheers for Obama’s UN vote on Israeli settlements

The Obama administration, with its recent United Nations vote, broke with another longstanding, unjustifiable element of U.S. foreign policy: automatic, unconditional diplomatic protection of Israel at the UN. The question is whether the change in policy is too little and comes too late into the Obama administration to be sustainable.


Trump mute after campaign co-chair launches racist rant at first family

Trump mute after campaign co-chair launches racist rant at first family

You have your racists. Then you have your RACISTS. You have your mean-spirited people. Then you have your real MEAN-SPIRITS. Then you have one Carl Paladino, who [last week] just put himself on a whole other plane when it comes to these qualities.


Republicans: The unbearable lightness of being

Republicans: The unbearable lightness of being

For a generation, the Republican party has thrived despite, or because of, two kinds of lightness: the lack of weight of their ideas and the lily-white complexion of their leaders and followers. We now have to live with that, and struggle against its consequences, for the next four years.


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