Jesse Durst

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The US election recount is a long shot – but the alternative is catastrophe

It’s unlikely that a recount will change the election’s outcome, but the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency means it’s time to think big<p>When big changes and dangers arise, you have to think big. You don’t put out a forest fire with a glass of water. Thinking small can prevent you from even …

Human Rights

The colorblind sisterhood fantasy: Black women voted for white women — and white women voted for themselves

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>A Clinton victory would have been most symbolic for white women. Why did so many not vote for her?<p>LaSha<p>November 26, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>From the time she officially announced her candidacy, I had been adamant that I would not vote for Hillary Clinton. Whatever common …

Feminism

What if we really can make America great again?

Success has its own kind of persuasion. And in the wake of Donald Trump's stunning electoral victory, many conservatives who long opposed him are …

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more | Robert Reich

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump<p>What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the …

Donald Trump

One reason why the 12-inch MacBook is better than the new MacBook Pro

As I write this blog post, I have ten tabs open in Chrome and no other apps running on my five-year-old MacBook Pro. Despite this low workload, my MacBook Pro's cooling fan whirs loudly. This is not a rare occurrence. It seems that with each passing day, the fan spins more and rests less. And …

The Republicans and Democrats failed blue-collar America. The left behind are now having their say | Thomas Frank

As industry and the Democrats abandoned the working and middle classes, Republicans posed as their protectors. But can Trump or Clinton really restore hope to the many Americans who think the country no longer works for them?<p>It is inversion time in America as the people formerly known as the happy …

#CrimingWhileWhite does pay: Ammon Bundy and weaponized white privilege prevails again in Oregon

<b>Ammon Bundy, center, Jan 8, 2016. (AP/Rick Bowmer)</b><p>Just consider: An all-white jury acquitted militant religious fundamentalists whose avowed aim is hurting the U.S.<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 31, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 election season, Donald Trump’s rise and run for the White House has …

Forests

America's coming constitutional crisis

During every presidential campaign, pontificators solemnly declare that this is the most important presidential election of our lifetimes — a turning …

Elizabeth Warren is the US president we need, but can’t have – this time | Owen Jones

She’s a champion of workers’ rights, and a thorn in the side of Wall Street. What a tragedy that the Massachusetts senator isn’t on the ballot paper<p>If only it were Elizabeth Warren on the brink of taking the White House. At a New Hampshire rally, tearing remorselessly into the misogyny of Donald …