Tag Archives: Trump

Emil Amok’s Takeout: Proof that Trump wants to be King; Plus, Dolores Velasco, Pete Hamill, Race, Harvard, Affirmative Action, Global Warming, Covid Crisis, Schools Opening, and my pal Ted the philosopher

Another engaging podcast for your long ride to nowhere.
on Trump, Dolores Velasco, Pete Hamill, Race, Harvard, Affirmative Action, Global Warning, and a philosopher named Ted.

Don’t forget to read Emil’s columns, especially at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Emil Amok’s Takeout: John Lewis’ “Good Trouble;” Trump’s “Bad Trouble;” NHL Filipino? Another Ted Talk…YES!

Trump wants to delay the elections? Not like I’ve delayed this podcast, but a more serious breach…. really?

Don’t forget to read my columns at aaldef.org/blog

Emil Amok’s Takeout: On George Floyd and the week that will undo Trump. And why Filipinos especially should be in solidarity with #BLM

Last week was a turning point week. America has found a path to renewal through George Floyd. Protests have upped the charges against the cops. The same old same old doesn’t work anymore. Violent looters can’t hijack the moral vision. Even Trump can’t reverse the trend toward reversing racism. Too bad for him. Now he can’t use racism anymore without really appearing racist. There’s no cover. And so the Republicans who have been quiet are speaking out, and ashamed. Trump is toast? Looks like it.
My guest is Filipino American history professor Daniel Phil Gonzales of San Francisco State University.

See my column here

Emil Guillermo: Trump praises Australia’s single-payer plan after taking victory lap for passing sub-standard Trump-No-Care.

“You have better health care than we do!”

So said Donald Trump to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

One problem. Australia’s great system is essentially a universal care, national system that takes care of its people.

TrumpNoCare does the exact opposite. He lets healthy young people and rich people off the hook. No more mandatory insurance, but that’s precisely why premiums will go up. Insurance is based on large pools so that risks are spread. When you don’t require young healthy people or rich people to buy insurance and broaden the pool, then those who will suffer are the sick, the poor, the middle class and the elderly. That is to say, most of America.

Unless we get a system like Australia.

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