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Max J. Castro

A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?


Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.


‘Trumpfoolery,’ or the art of the lie

‘Trumpfoolery,’ or the art of the lie

Donald Trump has uttered such a constant torrent of lies, distortions, and false promises that a weighty book already could be assembled describing them and debunking them. The lies could be classified by categories. Most would be self-serving and cruel.


ICE cold

ICE cold

One of the many lies spewed by Trump administration flacks is that there is no roundup of undocumented immigrants. For the truth, all you have to do is talk to the undocumented immigrants who have been detained and/or deported or are living in a state of terror at that prospect.


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.”


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