We’re Journalists, Mr. Trump, Not the Enemy – Op-ed – Nicholas Kristoff – NYT

 

Here’s a brilliant, must-read op-ed from Nicholas Kristoff in the NYT in response to President Trump’s public attack on journalists in Phoenix.

The argument is powerful and the conclusion is chilling.

The bottom line is that with a ‘meglomanical leader’, it’s paramount that the ‘insitutional checks become a bullwark of democracy’.

Clearly, Trump neither understands nor has time for proper political processes. But the more he rants, the more he’ll be digging his own political grave. Come September, Trump will need the support of both Congress and the Senate to provide finance for the US government.

Let me ask an open question:

Will Trump take the US to the wire or will the GOP be forced to intervene?

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Apple must now pay its taxes. This is a vindication of protest | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

Owen Jones, the prominent left-wing activist and writer, publishes a powerful op-ed in the Guardian demanding that Apple must now pay taxes. He argues that victories for protesters over tax avoidance and on TTIP show how grassroots campaigns can overturn injustice and hold the powerful to account.

Source: Apple must now pay its taxes. This is a vindication of protest | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

Jones widens the tax avoidance debate, citing austerity, cuts to public services, and how ordinary people have struggled whilst large corporations have frequently avoided tax.

Thoughts?