Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

How one migrant family got caught between smugglers, the cartel and Trump Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
smugglers, cartel, trump

Carlos had been thinking about migrating to the U.S. since he was a kid. In San Francisco de la Paz, a valley outpost ringed by lush hills in the lawless “Wild East” of Honduras, about the only business that’s booming is home construction — fueled by American dollars sent home each month from migrants living Read more

Jerusalem: the latest chapter in a century of colonialism Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

One hundred years ago, on 11 December 1917, the British army occupied Jerusalem. As General Allenby’s troops marched through Bab al-Khalil, launching a century of settler colonialism across Palestine, prime minister David Lloyd George heralded the city’s capture as “a Christmas present for the British people”. In a few months’ time, we mark another such Read more

Church teaching: fake news and other lies are wrong, dangerous Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

When President Donald Trump tweeted that Time magazine had contacted him about being named “Person of the Year,” but that he had turned it down, a representative from the magazine said the president’s tweet didn’t have “a speck of truth.” The next day, reports surfaced that Trump had been denying that it is his voice on the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, Read more

North Korea-U.S.: dangerous game of brinkmanship Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Remember the game of chicken? It’s a foolishly high-stakes challenge in which two drivers risking death, drive on a collision course towards each other until one of the drivers chooses to swerve away. Since neither driver wants to be called “chicken,” meaning coward, they both push the decision to swerve away to the last possible Read more

US Bishops oppose Trump environment plans Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The US Bishops and the English Westminster Justice and Peace Commission jointly oppose President Trump’s Executive Order issued last week. “The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in unity with Pope Francis, strongly supports environmental stewardship and has called consistently for ‘our own country to curtail carbon emissions,’” said Bishop Frank J Dewane of Florida. Read more

Having lost the culture wars, should Christians withdraw? Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Conservative Christians in America are enjoying fresh winds of political favor. In his first month in office, President Trump upheld his promise to nominate a conservative Supreme Court justice. Last week, his administration rescinded former guidelines allowing transgender students to use the public school bathrooms of their choice. And evangelical leaders report having direct access Read more

Trump and Catholic social doctrine Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

On November 8, 60% of voters identifying themselves as Catholic cast their votes for the now president-elect, Donald J. Trump. White born-again or Evangelical Christians supported Trump even more strongly, with 81% of their vote. It has been a long, contentious campaign, with historically low levels of trust and personal likability for both major party Read more

Not wishing Donald Trump well Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

There are times when, as a politician, you have to hold your nose, to smile politely and get on with it. Yesterday, in New Zealand’s parliament, was supposed to be one of those times. My Green party colleagues and I were asked to support a government motion to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the US Read more

Great reasons for Kiwis to be really happy Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

It has been an upsetting week. Expectations got turned upside down, uncertainty about the future now abounds and (in the opinion of most New Zealanders at least) what was right and reasonable lost out to what most appealed to the great unwashed, no matter how plausible or truthful. Donald Trump is now the president-elect of Read more

Annual Al Smith Dinner messed up by Clinton and Trump Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The annual Al Smith Dinner – a charitable event – has been messed up this year by Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. For the past 70 years the Al Smith Dinner has raised money for children in honor of the honorable Catholic politician Al Smith. Smith was elected the Governor of New York four times Read more