Harvey Rifkin

19 May 2017

Trump Staffers Contemplate ‘Jumping Ship’ : Watergate Comparisons Mount

Unconditional Loyalty Can be Dangerous With all the misguided and bad behavior by“Trump”, will he be removed from office? There seems to be a mounting file of evidence that continues to put more nails into the “Reckless Cowboys” coffin. The only thing that can stall this important impeachment process is

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14 Mar 2017

Working Class Trump Supporters are Being Thrown Under the Bus

Message to working class Trump Supporters: Republicans do not care about you. Trump and his fellow Republicans use lies, anti-abortion, gun control, religion, racism, xenophobia, hate, misogyny, homophobia, “Making America Great Again” as just a way of getting your votes. To them all that matters is winning with no regard

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17 Jan 2017

“Divide and Conquer” the Trump Strategy is Not New

Just think if Americans totally voted based on economic class, without regard to relatively superficial issues such as Race, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Gun Rights, Immigration, etc.

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13 Dec 2016

Studies Show Conservative Candidates Lie A Lot More Than Liberal Ones

Conservatives have been found by fact checking organizations to lie or tell half-truths at three times the rate of Liberals (NYTimes report). So the question is why does the above phenomenon occur? After researching the subject I found that it comes down to fear, loss of power, and retaining their

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15 Nov 2016

Trump’s Election Is Emboldening Hate Crimes & Hate Groups

Unfortunately for minorities, women, and those on the margins, Trump and his followers are giving powerful license to commit hate crimes and discrimination. Due to Trump not rejecting endorsements from leaders of groups like the KKK and other hate inspired organizations, additional fuel was added to the fire to encourage hate and

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15 Nov 2016

Californians Voted to Keep The Death Penalty. It Was Wrong

On November 8th 2016,Californians had a chance to vote on repealing the Death Penalty in California (Prop 62). Unfortunately the proposition lost. 53% of Californians voted to keep state sponsored executions.
Putting aside moral arguments for the elimination of the DP, the financial cost to the public for long protracted appeals and special housing of those on death row amounts to over $200 million per year.

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30 Aug 2016

The 12 Reasons Conservatives Hate Liberals

  They have been the primary advocates for women and other minority rights. They have been the primary supporter of labor and workplace safety and justice. They are more for peace than war. They are concerned about long term destruction of the environment. They sometimes appear to be elitist and

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