A leading arms control organization is calling for President Obama to take U.S. nuclear missiles off high alert before Donald Trump assumes office. The Ploughshares Fund has circulated a public petition urging President Obama to place restraints on the incoming president’s ability to launch a nuclear attack.
Amanda Painter suggests that, coming in the midst of so much uncertainty and difficulty, today’s Capricorn New Moon underscores our ability to harness our imagination again; to bolster our determination to use what we’ve learned; and to allow for some careful self-reflection, keeping the avenues of healing and compassion open.
You have finally arrived at the tipping point of a long process of inner re-evaluation. It would be an understatement to say the day has been long and the way unfamiliar, and that a certain decision was hard in coming. But then when the moment is right for a new life to be born, nothing at all can stop it.
Could Donald Trump be in violation of the Constitution on his first day in office? That’s the conclusion of some leading constitutional law experts. The Constitution prohibits officeholders from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.”