Dear President Trump, Dang, I just did it again – as I dutifully typed my polite salutation to you, my fingers got going too fast and I typed “Dear President Ru.” Juvenile Freudian slip, I guess. Have you been following what’s happening here in Seattle around the City Council’s proposal to build low income housing … Continue reading Go ahead, take your marbles someplace else
Dear President Trump, I think I see what Ryan is doing. Do you see it? Are you feeling nervous? I don’t have a crystal ball but we should know in the next day or two if I’m correct in thinking he’s announcing today that he’s not seeking re-election so he can go ahead and do … Continue reading Is Ryan growing a spine?
Dear President Trump, I read this morning that about 36% of university students in the US deal with food insecurity and close to that proportion cope with unstable housing. Given the secrecy and shame around not having enough and not appearing to be ok, the numbers are probably underestimating the real extent of these problems. … Continue reading It’s hard to study if you don’t have enough to eat
Dear President Trump, Even if I hadn’t been writing to you every day for 410 days, this would be a day I’d be writing to you to express my frustration, dismay, and concern over your decision to fire Secretary Shulkin and to install your White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, in his place as head of … Continue reading You poked the wrong bear this time
Dear President Trump, Although it has apparently already slipped below the “this is top news” section of the WP, there was a lengthy article this morning about the gun violence school walk out yesterday. Unfortunately it unhelpfully said “tens of thousands” took part, but given that kids from thousands of schools across the country participated, … Continue reading Morally bereft political calculus
Dear President Trump, How was your weekend? How many rounds of golf did you get in? I hear you were “joking” about a constitutional amendment to allow some president, some day, perhaps even you know who, to serve as many terms as they are “elected” to. How was it to try on the idea of … Continue reading Sunday glums
Dear President Trump, Where to begin? You know how in the “olden days” when people (mostly white people) thought it was just fine to dump all their sewer and garbage in whatever waterway they happened to be near or over the edge of a cliff not too far away? Well, aside from this still being … Continue reading A handy tool of mass destruction
Dear President Trump, I’ve got at least one more letter coming about your plan to allow healthcare providers to discriminate against LGBT people and those needing abortion care, but today I want to focus on the Davos conference. This lofty gathering includes our most influential business leaders, politicians, and thinkers who annually address the world’s … Continue reading Darling of Davos
Dear President Trump, We are careening towards the one-year mark of your presidency, and I think we are in for an especially rocky week. You’ve been even more reactive, undisciplined, and cruel than usual recently. Given how things are coming to a head-on collision over DACA, a government shutdown Friday is looking likely. I’m sure … Continue reading Putin’s got you covered, doesn’t he?
Dear President Trump, I am still feeling under the weather and stayed home from work again today. It’s been strange being away from work so long. I don’t like it. I miss my co-workers and I miss having things that feel important to do both for their own sake and because they help distract me … Continue reading You are delivering spectacularly