Tom H. Hastings


Crisis

“Donald Trump is a lousy teleprompter reader. His fake crisis speech from the Oval Office was clearly the product of his handlers telling him in no uncertain terms…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: The Sunburg News, Nation of Change, LA Progressive, Bainbridge Island Review, Sierra County Prospect, The Journal Tribune, Sentinel News, The Chronicle of Winston – Salem, Gilmer Free Press
Date: January 8,9,10,11,2019
408 Words

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Look to the right for corruption

“When I was growing up a long time ago there was a presumption of prudential integrity for politicians. Yes, I suppose I was naïve, but as a boy from Minnesota I came to think of politics as a clean game in my formative years…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Cheney Free Press, West Side Gazette, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, Sentinel News, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Nation of Change
Date: November 18,19,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,2018
602 Words

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Trump’s Kristallnacht

“We are now moving past “mere” voter suppression and voter intimidation. We have arrived at voter assassination. It was almost exactly 80 years ago that the Nazis made their first serious move against their own citizens who happened to be Jewish. It was November 9 and 10, 1938…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Nation of Change, LA Progressive, East County Magazine, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: October 28,29,31, November 12,2018
560 Words

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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, City Watch, The Times and Democrat, LA Progressive, Sentinel News, Gilmer Free Press
Date: October 21,22,23,30,2018
573 Words

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Calibrating for fake v real news

“I teach between 300-400 students every year and one of the most frequent concerns expressed by them is source reliability…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Post Independent Citizen Telegram, Nation of Change, Sierra County Prospect, Lahaina News, Gilmer Free Press, Times-Journal, Sentinel News, The Tomahawk, West Side Gazette
Date: October 20,21,22,24,26,27,2018
519 Words

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