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Trump’s Muslim ban is no surprise: Our new president’s agenda is fueled by white nationalism

Scholars agree that Trump’s inaugural address, and the Muslim ban, are infused with white nationalist ideology<p>As president-elect, Donald Trump posed for a photo at his Mar-a-Lago resort, with Sharpie marker in hand and blank pieces of paper in front of him. The Great Leader proclaimed that he was …

Political Science

King Donald, Get Used To Losing

<i>I once worked as a speechwriter, so sometimes I get speeches in my head. Like tonight, after two federal judges dealt a setback to Donald Trump's Muslim immigration ban. If you're speaking at a protest this week, and you need material, feel free to borrow.</i><p>King Donald, you're right -- you do have …

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Trump's Anti-Democratic War on Facts and Free Speech

Freedom of information, speech and the press are essential for a functioning democracy – but to Trump, they're a threat<p>As hundreds of thousands of …

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What do we know about Donald Trump’s outrageous “dossier”? Almost nothing — except that it exposes his most serious weaknesses

Trump got this far by smashing political norms — now he’s left with few real friends and little political capital<p>Donald Trump, like a giant orange Godzilla, has gone crashing through the political landscape, destroying all manner of ethical norms and standards in his wake.<p>Even more terrifyingly, …

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It was the racism, stupid: White working-class “economic anxiety” is a zombie idea that needs to die

Donald Trump was supported by white voters across demographic groups. Can we stop coddling them?<p>On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will become president of the United States of America. Donald Trump is an authoritarian and demagogue who meets the definition of a fascist, as I have argued on multiple previous …

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Impeaching Trump

Donald Trump is wildly unfit to be president, and he will demonstrate that in ways that break the law and violate the Constitution. Since the election, there have been three wishful efforts to keep Trump from the presidency: a recount doomed by a lack of evidence; a futile campaign to flip Trump …

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Rudy Giuliani: Donald Trump's Outsider Cabinet Is Shaking D.C. Up

America is already gearing up for one of the most exciting civic ceremonies in the world: the inauguration of our next president. But even as the …

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Democrats can beat Trump by standing up for the values of liberal democracy

As an independent most often surrounded by deep-blue Democrats, I’ve watched with more than usual concern as friends, family and colleagues debate their party’s future. My concern is elevated because in the wake of the 2016 election, the fate of the Democratic Party looks increasingly intertwined …

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Why Donald Trump won — and how Hillary Clinton lost: 13 theories explain the stunning election

Trump did what millions thought impossible: he was — sort of — elected president of the United States. Here’s why<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s now three weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election, and people are still reeling. In an election that shocked the world …

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Donald Trump, Loser-in-Chief

Our next president cannot stand that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote – and America will suffer for it<p>Donald Trump lost the vote for president by …

Putting lives in danger: Trump’s vile Phoenix speech was terrifying — and the result could be tragic

In Phoenix, Trump gave one of the most violent, vicious and repugnant speeches in modern U.S. political history<p>The American corporate news media owes the world an apology. Donald Trump — a man whose politics have more in common with the loudmouth drunk at the local tavern who rages aloud about …

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