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Racists, slavery apologists, and white nationalists knew exactly what Trump was saying about the Civil War

<b>(Reuters/Eric Thayer)</b><p>By questioning the cause of the Civil War, Trump was blowing a dog whistle to white nationalists & neo-confederates<p>Julie Alderman<p>May 4, 2017 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>President Donald Trump’s comments about the Civil War in a recent …

Trump’s budget vision would transform America into war-obsessed, survival-of-the-fittest dystopia

<b>(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)</b><p>What would America be like if he got everything he wants?<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>March 17, 2017 4:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>(President Trump's proposed 2018 budget would give the Pentagon $56 billion and cut the same amount from mostly domestic programs.</i> …

Bannon and Trump have quietly installed an alt-National Security Council operating inside the White House

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)</b><p>The Strategic Initiatives Group is the White House pipeline to the white nationalists of the European right<p>Jefferson Morley<p>March 17, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Less than a month after much-admired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster took over from …

Trump supporters call for “liberal genocide” and deportation of Jews at Arizona rally

<b>(YouTube/The Real News)</b><p>Things get ugly fast at a “March for Trump” in Phoenix, Arizona<p>Alexandra Rosenmann<p>March 10, 2017 5:46pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Maricopa County burnished its reputation as the Trumpiest in America last weekend as hundreds of locals, including heavily …

Anti-fascist radicals: Liberals don’t realize the serious danger of the alt-right

<b>(AP/Andre Penner)</b><p>To the “antifa” movement, cowardly liberals are nearly as bad as Donald Trump and the white nationalist right<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>March 10, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Since the election of Donald Trump as president, liberals and leftists have been discussing how to best respond to American …

How Trump could destroy global order by refusing to defend the Baltics

Over the last decade, the United States has fought insurgencies in both Afghanistan and Iraq and developed a lot of skill in counterinsurgency. The …

Jeff Sessions takes charge: Expect an era of open warfare on civil rights and civil liberties

<b>Jeff Sessions (Getty/Win McNamee)</b><p>Expect good times for cops and prosecutors and a return to the “war on drugs.” Don’t invest in legal weed just yet<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>February 13, 2017 1:12pm (UTC)<p>From the flurry of leaks coming out of the Trump administration over the weekend it appears that the …

One nation, under cops: 3 reasons to believe America could become a police state under Trump

<b>(AP/Charles Krupa)</b><p>A civil rights attorney weighs in on “Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann<p>Alexandra Rosenmann<p>February 12, 2017 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Trump has been in office for three weeks, but "Big Picture" host Thom Hartmann is already preparing for the awesome …

“President Bannon,” explained

A narrative about who’s really in charge of the Trump administration is forming.<p>On Monday morning, President Donald Trump decided that there was an urgent matter he needed to clear up for the public. “I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it,” he tweeted. …

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Donald Trump’s coming police state: We have a president who wants unlimited power and won’t respect the rule of law

<b>(Getty/Andrew Harrer)</b><p>He wasn’t kidding about being the “law and order” president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>February 8, 2017 1:07pm (UTC)<p>It would appear that some of the folks who were hoping that Donald Trump was actually an isolationist "jobs" president, …

Some of Trump’s advisers want a new civil war – we must not let them have it | Paul Mason

Both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich engage in dangerous fantasies about US history – and come to chilling conclusions about the future<p>A controversial and divisive US president is elected. State governments defy his will. Popular discontent erupts into low-level violence in several states. And then …

Promised land: Under Trump, the religious right is back, big league, and stronger than ever

<b>In this Jan. 4, 2017 photo, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mike Pence, who spent a dozen years in Congress before becoming Indiana’s governor, is making frequent visits to Capitol Hill and</b> …

First on the White House agenda – the collapse of the global order. Next, war? | Jonathan Freedland

Trump’s allies yearn to wreck alliances that have kept the peace for decades. Progressives must preserve them<p>Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He leaves that to his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging as the true power behind the gaudy Trump throne. Given Bannon’s influence – he …

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Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who really matter | Nick Cohen

As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening pace, has the world reverted to a 20th-century era of totalitarianism?<p>Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should …

Trump’s Silence on White Supremacist Terror Is Political Correctness Run Amok

Shots were fired at a mosque in Quebec. That was all America knew Monday morning: an act of violence with Muslim victims. The shooter’s identity was …

Senators Cornyn, Rubio, Young: It's time for action against Iran

“Action,” Mark Twain once observed, “speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” Unfortunately, this observation aptly describes the last administration’s Iran policy.<p>In April 2015, as President Obama tried to sell the deeply flawed Iran nuclear agreement to Congress and the American people, …

Iran Ratchets Up War of Words with Trump Administration

Iran ratcheted up its war of words with the Trump administration Thursday, dismissing a White House assertion that it was "on notice" as a hollow provocation, as tensions flared between the longtime foes.<p>National-Security Adviser Mike Flynn on Wednesday characterized Iran as a destabilizing …

In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President

Donald Trump is just a puppet who doesn’t care about anything.<p>If Donald Trump has shown anything during his first eleven days in office, it's that he's a coward with no ideas of his own, who is more than happy to be a puppet for the true president of the United States: Steve Bannon. Sure, Trump <i>acts</i> …

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Signs of trouble on Team Trump? Jeff Sessions could be in trouble; Michael Flynn could be toast

<b>Jeff Sessions. Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon (AP/Carolyn Kaster/J. Scott Applewhite/Gerald Herbert)</b><p>Sessions looks worse in the wake of Sally Yates’ firing; Flynn may be too erratic even for the Trump White House<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>January 31, 2017 1:05pm (UTC)<p>Salon video produced by Kevin …

President Trump’s right-hand man Steve Bannon called for Christian holy war: Now he’s on the National Security Council

<b>FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Stephen Bannon, campaign CEO for President-elect Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower in New York. Trump on Sunday named Republican Party chief Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and conservative media owner Bannon as his top presidential</b> …

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Steve Bannon’s Long Love Affair With War

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s White House chief strategist, was already set to become one of the most powerful people on the planet—even …

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Donald Trump Is Handing China the World

President Donald Trump wants to build up the U.S. Navy, a move that could help the United States counter China’s aggressive expansion into the …

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Trump's whisperer-in-chief is treading on dangerous ground

The chief strategist in the White House, a man who rallied a growing white nationalist movement behind Donald Trump, is now telling the news media to "keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while."<p>We should all be outraged - and more than a little unnerved.<p>We all know that conservative …

​US warns of 'imminent' cyberattack threat on electrical grid

A report that Russian computer attackers had penetrated a Vermont electrical utility company may have turned out to be baseless, but the nation's grid is in "imminent danger" of cyberattacks, the Energy Department warned Friday.<p>"Widespread disruption of electric service because of a transmission …

Who Will Hold Trump Accountable for Conflicts of Interest?

MTP Daily<p>Congresswoman: He 'tried to pin me to the door' and kiss me<p>05:56<p>Fmr. Trump aide: Trump should make clear he endorses Roy Moore<p>08:10<p>What's …

Leading GOP Strategist Labels Trump and His Supporters Traitors

*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*<p>These days there isn’t much that should surprise any American who remotely follows politics and it is …

Dystopian Donald: Will Trump make “1984” look like a nursery tale?

<b>President-elect Donald Trump gestures during a rally in Hershey, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (AP)</b><p>Can you doubt that we’re in a dystopian age, even if we’re still four weeks from Trump entering the Oval Office?<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>December 23, 2016 7:05pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally …

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No middle class, no republic: GOP plans to destroy America’s safety net will also kill democracy

<b>Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump (AP/Doug Mills/Andrew Harnik/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Democracy only “works” for the top 10 percent of Americans<p>Thom Hartmann<p>December 25, 2016 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Newt Gingrich openly bragged recently at the Heritage Foundation that the …

War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Trump

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> TruthOut.<p>When history repeats itself with a vengeance, it generally signals a crisis of memory, historical …

Michael Flynn is making National Security Council staffers want to leave

<b>President-elect Donald J. Trump's choice for National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn, waits for an elevator at Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (AP)</b><p>Apparently career employees of the NSC aren’t keen on working for a notorious conspiracy theorist<p>Matthew …