ISB Elects New Steering Committee

Indivisible Santa Barbara welcomes our recently elected Steering Committee members for the coming year. Esolena is our new Chairperson and Savannah is Secretary. Judy will remain as interim Treasurer during the transition. The other new Steering Committee members...

Our Vote and Our Democracy

Background: Citizen access to the ballot box is increasingly under attack nationwide. Voter roll purges, restrictive voter ID laws, cutbacks on early voting, and elimination of polling locations, have been implemented in various states to successfully reduce voter...
Trump Fiction: All Pomp, no Circumstance

Trump Fiction: All Pomp, no Circumstance

Is there nothing this man will not lie about? Here’s a tale about his self-professed academic achievements. Finished first in his class? Er, not so much. Maybe not in the top quintile. Attended Wharton graduate school? Records say, Trump who? Coming from a guy...
Trump Fiction: Fake Fake News

Trump Fiction: Fake Fake News

Recently The-Man-Who-Would-Be-President got himself into more hot water and tried to lie his way out of a lie by claiming “sort of a double negative.” There is increasing awareness that almost all of what he says should be suspect. Virtually everything he...
Emoluments (it’s juicier than you think)

Emoluments (it’s juicier than you think)

Who knew a dry subject like “Emoluments” (according to Webster: the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites) could be interesting? The history involves live lions, a gold box with 408 diamonds, elephant...
Trump Fiction: Soybeans v. Edamame

Trump Fiction: Soybeans v. Edamame

Mr. “I alone can fix it” continues to lie for the sake of justifying the unsupportable. Recently he got it wrong about farmers and soybeans, claiming the fall in prices resulted from “bad (terrible) Trade Deals” (it didn’t). Since much of...
Trump Fiction: Germany Captive to Russia?

Trump Fiction: Germany Captive to Russia?

The executive blunderbuss is at it again, shooting off his mouth without checking for the truth. This time, July 11, at the NATO Conference in Brussels, he berated Germany for being “captive” to Russia due to getting “60-70% of their energy from...
Trump Fiction: 1929 and counting …

Trump Fiction: 1929 and counting …

“O Canada” and oh, those Canadians! Hell may have no fury like a polite Canadian slapped with an unfair tariff. Whether due to the tariffs imposed by Mr. Tiny Hands or not, the Toronto Star has compiled a list of all known current lies our president has...

Trump Fiction: 5000 Immigration Judges?

Did the Liar-in-Chief just tell another whopper to the only audience who will believe him? You already know the answer to that! This week he spoke multiple times, most visibly to a rally crowd in South Carolina (population less than combined two large California...