Another rocky week in Trump Land. We drop the Mother of All Bombs – basically to throw a scare into the entire world – but Trump has the best chocolate cake ever.
There are more than 200 anti-Trump Tax Marches across the country, but Trump gives the states the go-ahead to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood.
Jon Ossoff seeks Tom Price’s Congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th district, so Trump responds with a baseless Twitter attack.
Slowly but surely, the connections between the Trump campaign and the Russians are coming into focus, but Trump seals the White House visitor logs.
Trump attacks the rightful workings of government, but career public servants are fighting back in different ways. Read the resignation letter from Michael Cox, who worked at the Environmental Protection Agency for more than 25 years.
In times like these, I look for advice and support from wherever I can find it. Listen to these fighting words:
“Compassion is the chief law of human existence.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream.” – Anatole France
“America was not built by conformists, but by mutineers.” – Jim Hightower
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
“America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” – Alexis de Tocqueville
“That which the fascists hate, above all, is intelligence.” – Miguel de Unamuno
“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of an eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
“We can have a democratic society or we can have the concentration of great wealth in the hands of the few. We cannot have both.” – Louis Brandeis
“Democracy belongs to those who exercise it.” – Bill Moyers
“Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power.” – Madame de Stael
“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” – Henry de Jourvenal
“The first duty of government is to protect the powerless against the powerful.” – Code of Hammarabi
“Progress is not automatic; the world grows better because people wish that it should, and take the right steps to make it better.” -- Jane Addams
“With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
“Fear an ignorant man more than a lion.” – Turkish proverb
“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” – George Jean Nathan
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” – Dorothy Parker