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Trump remains confident in Defense Secretary Esper, White House says

Trump remains confident in Defense Secretary Esper, White House says

Three days after the White House press secretary sidestepped questions on whether President Donald Trump had confidence in Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Kayleigh McEnany issued a new strong statement of support to CNN. “President Trump remains confident in Secretary Esper,” McEnany said in the statement. “Secretary Esper has been instrumental in securing our nation’s streets…MORE

Ivanka Trump’s commencement speech canceled over backlash to President’s response to George Floyd’s death

Ivanka Trump’s commencement speech canceled over backlash to President’s response to George Floyd’s death

Wichita State University Tech, an affiliate of Wichita State University in Kansas, canceled Ivanka Trump’s virtual graduation speech amid backlash over President Donald Trump’s response to George Floyd’s death and the nationwide protests. The public community college announced Thursday that Trump would be a planned speaker for its June 6 virtual commencement, and abruptly canceled…MORE

Silent majorities are a misnomer

A few days ago, President Donald Trump tweeted, “SILENT MAJORITY!” amid the recent protests. The President may be hoping that there is a group of people who support him and his positions, yet aren’t being captured by the popular zeitgeist. The polling, of course, suggests that Trump is in a lot of trouble. Most disapprove…MORE

The pain and possibility of thwarted gay pride celebrations

The mood of the coronavirus pandemic is the precise opposite of the mood of a Pride celebration. The former is defined by monotony, isolation, and anxiety; the latter by movement, touch, and joy. These dueling atmospheres make the fact that the pandemic has largely thwarted Pride — exactly five decades after activists assembled New York…MORE

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