Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. https://t.co/uhwukT5WuM

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The Bahamas is devastated and facing another storm... Please, when you come across a story of the thousands of missing and the humanitarian crisis, stop to read it, and share it. This is a story that needs to be front and center in our consciousness.

I think the climate crisis could be a galvanizing voting issue of the 2020 election. At least it darn well should be.

This is simply outrageous and has no place in civil society.

Candidates last night spoke with knowledge, depth, integrity and clarity far beyond reach of current president who answers questions with the false bravado of an entitled 3rd grader spraying the room with verbal manure to hide the fact he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Let's be clear, President Trump will run a campaign as mean as a cornered ocelot and as fair as loaded dice. Which Democratic candidate do you think can best stand up and fight back?

If you haven't seen this yet, please take the time. A bit of our world is a little brighter thanks to the power of empathy. We can all do more to reach out and help others...

If the president can tweet out random statements with no context, well, heck, so will I. The Climate Crisis is Real. (At least THIS assertion has the added value of being true)

The president regularly lashes out at women of color with a particular venom. I think it’s because he instinctively knows they see right through him, and In their agency lies his demise.

On a Sunday morning, 56 yrs ago, a terror bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church. 4 African-American girls killed. Please pause to say their names aloud. Addie Mae Collins (14) Cynthia Wesley (14) Carole Robertson (14) Carol Denise McNair (11) We will not forget you.

To all who ask why I use twitter to talk about my book WHAT UNITES US (new in paperback), a few thoughts: It's a darn good book I believe in its message Not everything I want to say fits in Tweets It's perfect for book clubs Oh, yeah, it's MY Twitter 😀


Just a thought: Which should be considered more “marginal” - believing in Santa at age 7 or not believing in climate change at age 72?

News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, words meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian. A slippery slope to how despots wrest power, silence dissent, and oppress the masses.

I'd much rather live in a world reflecting the values, philanthropy, and yes intelligence of LeBron James and Don Lemon's intelligent commitment to truth and journalism than the divisive peevishness, lies, and narrow self-interest displayed by the President of the United States.

Pres. Trump calls desperate Bahamians some very bad people & very bad gang members. Said similar things about Mexicans. And those s #thole  countries. Yet Nazis marching in Virginia include very fine people. I'm trying to think of an explanation for the distinction. Any ideas?

When someone starts an argument with "I'm not a scientist, but..." maybe we should stop listening to them weighing in on science. And maybe news shows should stop asking these pundits to talk about something they’re not qualified to talk about.

The President likening human beings to animals is despicable. I've seen this playbook before, words weaponized into bloodshed. His sneering rhetoric must be denounced. All who remain silent stand on the side of an insidious and dangerous scapegoating of our fellow human beings.

Mass murder at a Pittsburgh synagogue. A killer targeting African Americans in Kentucky. The bomb maker. The focus should not be only on Trump, but all who excuse, abet, or stand in silence while hate is stoked for political gain.

I think with a lot of high hopes crashing for Democratic voters in places like Florida and with Beto, there is maybe a drastic underappreciation of how Democratic control of the House will change the course of this country. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very big deal.

I'm old enough to remember when "national emergency" actually meant an emergency to the nation and not an emergency to a damaged politico ego.