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Trump’s Ban on Muslims Divides America and Creates Havoc at Airports Across the Nation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Donald Trump has been President for less than 10 days and he has already caused mass chaos in airports across America. His executive order went into effect on Saturday which temporarily bans the entry of people trying to get into the United States coming from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Trump said during his campaign that in order to combat terrorism he wanted to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
The aforementioned countries are all predominantly Muslim nations.
But included in the new president’s executive order are VISA holders, green card holders, and permanent resident’s of the United States who have a legal right to be here. Refugees and asylum seekers from the mentioned countries are also part of the ban. Even military interpreters can’t get visa’s, they must stay in their countries and face retaliation for working with the American Government.
In fact, no Visa’s are being granted whatsoever for inhabitants of the affected nations.
Airports are in disarray because the order was put into action without notice. So even VISA holders, Green Card holders etc. that were already physically on flights to America were held up at terminals once they arrived if they were coming from one of the affected nations.
On Monday acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates ordered the Department of Justice to not defend Trump’s order according to the NY Times.
Pertaining to her decision, Yates had this to say:
“For as long as I am the acting attorney general, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the executive order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.
I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right. At present, I am

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At Thanksgiving, three ways to trump politics

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

According to front page stories everywhere, America is bracing for a tense holiday weekend.
Our biggest seasonal challenge used to be arranging the place cards to keep Drunk Uncle’s hands away from Junior’s girlfriend. After years of practice, most families have survival strategies for annual airings of grievances over who Mom loves best. But is there enough Xanax in Grandma’s medicine cabinet to take the edge off the First Thanksgiving After Trump?
Probably not, so here are some Hatfield & McCoy-tested conflict avoidance game plans to help politically divided families Trump the blues and drain the bile from the crankiest Clinton supporters.
1. Mindless television: For a bipartisan bonding experience, gather the Rs, the Ds, the Bernie Brigade and the Never-Trumpers ’round your screen for a binge-watch of Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Elderly felon Martha Stewart and middle-aged stoner Snoop Dogg join forces to name drop and drop live lobsters into boiling water. The show is taped before a live audience of appreciative drunks, and you’ll want a martini, too, as Martha regales Snoop with a story about Barbra Streisand’s fondness for free-standing toilet paper holders. Snoop reciprocates by turning Martha on to Golden Oreos.
The only way this show could be improved is if Snoop and Martha taped at The Villages.
2. Clean out closets:  Screw your courage to the sticking place and deal with that room where Christmas 1957’s board games, books, and stuffed animals went to die. Every community has a church, synagogue, mosque or domestic violence shelter that will wrap stuff that you’ve used once, or never, in holiday ribbons and put it directly in the hands of some man, woman, or child who may find life-changing meaning and encouragement in the small kindnesses of strangers.
3. Thank somebody who’s not expecting it: A while back, a Tallahassee doctor who

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