Facebook’s New Mission

Why is Facebook’s new mission important? Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke out in a CNN interview on the reasons behind the first ever change in mission statement for the $440 billion company. “We realize that we need to do more too. It’s important to give people a voice, to get a diversity of opinions out there, … More Facebook’s New Mission

What is Trump’s Plan for Afghanistan?

It’s understandable that Donald Trump, who was trying out his populist themes years before formally declaring his candidacy for the office of president, would eventually develop more sophisticated and nuanced views of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Here’s pre-candidate Trump early in 2013: Trump’s call to “Rebuild the USA” is an early version of his “Make … More What is Trump’s Plan for Afghanistan?

Zugzwang

Former FBI Director James Comey essentially employed a chess move called a zugzwang in his effort to force Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian intelligence officials to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor. In chess, zugzwang refers to a … More Zugzwang

Trump Administration Opposes Bipartisan Russian Sanctions

The Senate, in a rare demonstration of bipartisanship, is crafting legislation that responds to Russia’s interference in the U.S. election last fall. The legislation, if it passes the House and is signed into law by President Trump, will do the following: The sanctions imposed by the Obama administration would become law making it more difficult … More Trump Administration Opposes Bipartisan Russian Sanctions

White Supremacy

In a recent Washington Post perspective piece, Arjun Singh Sethi, a lawyer, activist, and writer explored the response to Jeremy Joseph Williams alleged killing of two men in Portland last month as they defended a Muslim woman Williams was harassing on the city’s light rail. The piece is definitely worth a read, especially in light … More White Supremacy

Three Reasons Trump is Not Vindicated

President Trump claims that former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee provided him with “total and complete vindication.” To suggest that Comey’s damning testimony and blunt accusations of clear deception and lying, provided Trump with cover is stretching the truth significantly. Here are three reasons Trump is NOT … More Three Reasons Trump is Not Vindicated

Consequences of Scandal: Distraction

As the blockbuster Comey hearings take center stage in Washington D.C. today, TrumpAccountable.org continues to look at the consequences of the Russia/Trump scandal that is enveloping the White House and President Trump’s agenda. The first installment of the Consequences of Scandal series focused on the chilling effect that the scandal is having on hiring quality … More Consequences of Scandal: Distraction