Articles & Editorials:


Main Stories

 


Russia


Who’s Who in Trump-Russia Saga
(CNN – 3/29/17)

Here’s What We’ve Learned from the Senate Hearing on Russia So Far
(Washington Post – 3/30/17)


Paul Manafort and Russia


Russian Dissident Shot Dead Who Would Have Been Star Witness in Paul Manafort Trial in Ukraine
(Palmer Report – 3/23/17)

Paul Manafort’s Puzzling New York Real Estate Purchases
(WNYC – 3/28/17)


Michael Flynn … and Russia


Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity
(Wall Street Journal – 3/30/17)

‘General Flynn Certainly Has a Story to Tell’
(Atlantic – 3/30/17)

Too Soon to Discuss Immunity for Flynn, Investigators Say
(Washington Post – 3/31/17)

Questions, Answers About the Legal Immunity Process
(Washington Post – 3/31/17)

Michael Flynn Failed to Disclose Income From Russia-Linked Entities
(New York Times – 4/1/17)


Other Stories That You Should Know About:


Conflicts of Interest


Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property
(Washington Post – 3/26/17)

Trump Couple, Now White House Employees, Can’t Escape Conflict Laws
(New York Times – 4/1/17)


Trump and the Press


Stop Shaking Your Head’: Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan
(NBC News – 3/29/17)


Trump University


Trump University Suit Settlement Approved by Judge
(New York Times –3/31/17)


Keeping Track of the Basics:


Editorials


Trump Promised to Bring Back Coal Jobs. That Promise ‘Will Not be Kept,’ Experts Say
(Washington Post – 3/29/17)

The GOP is Not a Pro-Life, Christian Party
(John Pavlovitz – 3/29/17)

Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion
(New York Times – 3/13/17)


Alternative Facts from an Alternative Universe

Self-selecting our news sources, a reluctance to hear opposing ideas, and the choice by many of us to surround ourselves only with like-minded individuals has resulted in many Americans becoming oblivious to the beliefs of those with whom they disagree. This bubble helped create the world of “alternative facts” in which Donald Trump could become President.

To counter this, each week I will present a little of what Trump’s supporters are thinking. Their reality may be very different from yours. Please listen/read to the end, and consider what respectful questions you could ask to better understand and have a conversation, rather than seeking to prove them wrong as quickly as possible and shut them down. We can’t change minds if we can’t talk to each other.


‘I believed everything he said’: Ex-supporter whose son OD’d says Trumpcare made him turn on the president
(Raw Story – 3/21/17)


Cartoons, Images & Videos


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Events & Actions

Two major nationwide protests coming up:

  • Saturday, April 15, 2017: Trump Tax Day Marches nationwide to let President Trump know that it’s not just reporters who care about his undisclosed tax returns – find your nearest march here!
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017: Scientists and people who believe in and support science will be having marches nationwide to encourage the use of science and facts in creating government policy – find your nearest march here!

Resources & Organizations


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