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Everything is political. Oh what a tangled we weave when politics gets involved.

Everything is political.

  • KING: How Trump is leading transformation to turn GOP into KKK – NY Daily News November 14, 2016
    This isn’t what might happen if we’re not careful. It’s a done deal. They aren’t sneaky about any of this. It’s happening right in front of our faces. Conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Glenn Beck are openly proclaiming to the world that Trump, Bannon, Spencer and the Alt-Right Movement are dangerous Just weeks before Stephen Bannon was tapped ...
  • The 2016 election had some bright spots for progressives, too, and that’s where our future starts November 11, 2016
    In Nevada, Catherine Cortez-Masto will become the first Latina to serve in the Senate, and in Illinois Tammy Duckworth will become the first Thai-American senator. In California, Kamala Harris is the first Indian-American senator and only the second African-American woman to serve in the Senate. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who is bisexual, is the first openly ...
  • Abbreviated pundit roundup: How Trump will affect your federal and state taxes, Medicare, and more November 11, 2016
    According to the Tax Policy Center, nearly half the benefits from the Trump plan would go to the top 1% of households—those earning more than about $700,000. It could also increase taxes on many single parents and two-parent families with more than two children LeBron James, a vocal Clinton supporter, stands to save $2.3 million per ...
  • Magician Penn Jillette worked with Trump—’However bad you think he is, he’s worse’ November 11, 2016
    I think he doesn’t have strong convictions and sense of right and wrong. He’s not , really smart. He’s not stupid, you know. He’s not a dumb guy, but he’s not smart like presidents are smart. Source: Magician Penn Jillette worked with Trump—’However bad you think he is, he’s worse’
  • Trump Promises to Invest in Infrastructure – Here’s What He Really Means November 11, 2016
    “We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.” “We demand the return of America’s railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”  “We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system ...
  • Donald Trump may be acting crazy, but it’s keeping the news away from the one story he wants to bury November 11, 2016
    Donald Trump has frequently expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin, viewing him as a “strong” leader who Trump “admires.” Trump has also given wildly differing statements on his personal relationship with Putin. Trump has, on multiple occasions, suggested a weakening of the NATO alliance. Despite this, Trump previously expressed support for the Ukraine. After Trump hired Paul Manafort, a man who ...
  • The President-elect faces court date in fraud case | MSNBC November 10, 2016
    Trump faces significant open litigation tied to his businesses: angry members at his Jupiter, Fla. golf course say they were cheated out of refunds on their dues and a former employee at the same club claims she was fired after reporting sexual harassment…. Trump is also defending lawsuits tied to his campaign. A disgruntled ...
  • Petition · Electoral College Electors: Electoral College Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 · Change.org November 10, 2016
    SHE WON THE POPULAR VOTE. There is no reason Trump should be President. “It’s the ‘People’s Will'” No. She won the popular vote. “Our system of government under our Constitution says he wins” No. Our Constitution says the Electors choose. “Too many states prohibit ‘Faithless Electors'” 24 states bind electors. If electors vote against their ...
  • Voting is a Responsibility, not a Right. November 10, 2016
    We have lots of Rights in this country: More Rights than any people have ever had in history. But Rights, ALL RiIGHTS, come with responsibility and one responsibility that comes with EVERY right we have as Americans is the responsibility to know and UNDERSTAND what the consequences of elections will be AND to VOTE! Donald ...
  • Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy – The New Yorker November 10, 2016
    All along, Trump seemed like a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right. That he has prevailed, that he has won this election, is a crushing blow to the spirit; it is an event that will likely cast the country into a period of economic, political, and social uncertainty that we cannot ...
  • Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy – The New Yorker November 9, 2016
    The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of ...
  • The Majesty of Trump November 9, 2016
    It turns out that we were wrong. There turn out to be a huge number of people — white people, living mainly in rural areas — who don’t share at all our idea of what America is about. For them, it is about blood and soil, about traditional patriarchy and racial hierarchy. And there were ...
  • Taking a stand on hatred and Trump: Thank you for your journalism, Jorge Ramos November 7, 2016
    the number of hate groups in the country has grown immensely in the past year. the number of organizations linked to the Ku Klux Klan grew from 72 in 2014 to 190 in 2015,  the same year Trump announced his campaign. “I think that he has allowed his racist remarks to become the norm,” Ramos ...
  • The Politics of the Evangelical Right, and Their Very Public Sin November 7, 2016
    In 1998  Bill Clinton was embroiled in a scandal that ended with Congress attempting to impeach him.  James Dobson (leader of Focus on the Family, an Evangelical “values voters” political group) wrote a letter: “character DOES matter. You can’t run a family, let alone a country, without it. How foolish to that a person who ...
  • Trump closes with an anti-Semitic ad—but for the Republican Party, it may be only a beginning November 7, 2016
    Racism, misogyny, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and nationalism promoted through blatant misinformation and the peddling of an unending stream of conspiracy theories; a distain for both the opposition party and democracy itself; this describes not just Trump, but his audience. Source: Trump closes with an anti-Semitic ad—but for the , it may be only a beginning

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