On the ground update: Acting DHS Secretary Wolf understates Portland crisis

Over the past 24 hours, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has faced a firestorm of criticism for his over-the-top rhetoric and grandstanding regarding the ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. In his memo justifying the deployment of federal marshals that neither the mayor nor the governor requested or wanted, the man supporters call…

Corona Crisis: On The Front Lines With the Homeless in Berkeley.

What follows are excerpts from four report backs by Andrea Henson, of Where Do We Go Berkeley, (@WhereDoWeGoBerk, Facebook) whom I first spotlighted in October, 2019. She has been on the front lines, fighting for and with local homeless people to create conditions where they can live in peace, in sanitary conditions, and be able to…

These new crisis-management poll numbers are just awful for Trump

For anyone who thought the Teflon Don could just bluster and gaslight his way through the election season and beyond, the latest Quinnipiac poll should be eye-opening. Not only do Americans think Trump is bad in a crisis (duh), they also show a lot more confidence in his likely Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. The Washington Post’s…

Trump's at the golf course again, as larger Iran crisis looms

The killing of Qasem Suliemani has as much to do with escalating events in Iraq as it does with new revelations about Trump’s role in directing the withholding of Congressional funds in Arms for Dirt scandal. This distraction is a feature of Trumpian policy where IMPOTUS chooses the greatest diversion of attention from revealing his…

PDA Works To Combat The Crisis In Health Care For Indigenous People

In solidarity,  Dr Bill Honigman and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Healthcare Is A Human Right!   Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also called Native American Day (SD) or Discoverers’ Day (HI), officially celebrated in 7 states instead of the euro-centric Columbus Day holiday….