Tom H. Hastings


Deal me out: Trump’s ego vs Earth

“We used to disparage someone by noting that their “ego is the size of Texas.” Does anyone say that about Trump? Yeah, no, Texas is tiny by comparison. I can think of no one with a more vast lacuna between his abilities and accomplishments on the one side and his ego on the other…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review
Date: October 22,2018
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Our American character and you the voter

“When we speak of people from a particular identity group—ethnicity, nationality, regional group, state, town, or one of many others—we often essentialize, that is, generalize. Sometimes that’s fair, sometimes not. Of course, it’s always inaccurate unless it’s stated as a tendency, not an absolute, and unless it’s offered as a viewpoint, not proven fact…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: The Journal Tribune, LA Progressive, Nation of Change, West Side Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News
Date: October 14,15,17,2018
508 Words

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Lock him up! Lock him up! The Flipper regime

“His karma is headed over the cliff. They are finding the witches, eh? Michael Cohen, his fixer lawyer, pleads out, flipping off Trump. His Campaign Chair, Paul Manafort, is convicted on a cluster…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Superior Telegram, Sierra County Prospect, West Side Gazette, Gilmer Free Press, Nation of Change, The Portland Observer, Sentinel News
Date: August 24,27,29,30,September 5,9,2018
482 Words

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Anti-American, anti-truth White House

“How is Trump doing in his fake MAGA quest? MPGA? Make Putin Great Again? My career as an activist since the 1960s has focused on a critique of my own government’s activities, since we live in a democracy and our government’s actions are done in our names…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Truthout, LA Progressive, The Sunburg News, Gilmer Free Press, Brewminate, West Side Gazette
Date: August 17,18,20,29,30,2018
657 Words

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