Tag: donald trump

  • Cambridge legal fund will defend immigrants facing deportation

    The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) has created a legal fund to help low-income immigrants facing deportation. CCF announced in August that the Cambridge Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants will distribute $150,000 to help undocumented people in immigration court. The fund, which was created in March, is the response of CCF and Cambridge mayor Marc McGovern […]

  • Trump’s Record on LGBT Rights: Abhorrent, Unprecedented

    After his first year in office, President Donald Trump’s record on LGBT rights and protections fairs far worse than his predecessors, a new report finds. The report from The Fenway Institute, an education, research, training and policy center in Boston focused on access to health for traditionally underserved communities, states that the Trump administration “has […]

  • Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

    Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

    President Trump, probably telling President Xi Jinping of China that he was totally kidding about climate change being a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. Photo by Thomas Peter, Courtesy of Reuters As negotiators meet in Bonn, Germany, to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at […]

  • Cuban Immigration in the Eye of the Storm

    Cuban Immigration in the Eye of the Storm

    Cuban migration to the United States is the great loser under Donald Trump’s hostile policy toward Cuba and creates additional difficulties for citizens of this Caribbean island nation who were accustomed to benefits that their neighbours in the rest of Latin America never enjoyed. In a decision that keeps uncertainty hanging over thousands of people […]

  • National Circus Distracts From ‘Trump-like’ cuts in Mass.

    National Circus Distracts From ‘Trump-like’ cuts in Mass.

    In recent weeks, many activists have focused on Donald Trump’s shenanigans. He really can’t help himself, can he? Other activists have been glued to their TV sets, computers and phones closely following the health care debate, as they should. However, while we’re distracted by the antics going on in D.C., things are going on in […]

  • The Doomsday Clock

    The Doomsday Clock

    The Doomsday Clock is calculated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. It first appeared in 1947 when it evolved into a magazine from a newsletter. The Doomsday Clock symbolizes the urgency of nuclear and other dangers, as determined by the broader scientific community, which is trying to communicate the level of danger to the […]

  • Let Them Eat Cake!

    Let Them Eat Cake!

    On January 21st 2017, the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the new President of the United States, a news item came out about The Inaugural Cake. The celebrity baker Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City bakery in Baltimore, and the star of the television show Ace of Cakes, took to Twitter for a […]

  • Lessons for the News Media in the Time of Trump

    Lessons for the News Media in the Time of Trump

    The news media stumbled even before reaching the starting gate of the Donald Trump presidency. First BuzzFeed enabled this boorish, bullying man to claim the high ground when in reprinted in full a salacious yet admittedly “unverified” account of Trump’s Russia connections, enticing other media to awkwardly carry varying aspects of a “story” that really […]

  • SCN Exclusive: Carl Bernstein on Trump, voters, and the media

    SCN Exclusive: Carl Bernstein on Trump, voters, and the media

    In 1992, legendary journalist Carl Bernstein blasted the media for its obsession with celebrity, manufactured controversy,  gossip, and sensationalism in his article “The Idiot Culture” for the New Republic. At the time, the front pages of newspapers across the country were more focused on Donald and Ivana Trump’s divorce than they were on Nelson Mandela’s […]

  • Trump needs to listen to, not condemn, those protesting him

    Trump needs to listen to, not condemn, those protesting him

    After a particularly hellish election season, Donald Trump hit the necessary 270 electoral votes to take the Presidency despite Hillary Clinton being on track to win the popular vote. And there really isn’t a word to describe the calamity that has ensued. As soon as the news was announced, a barrage of petitions, blog posts, […]