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Mexican billionaire Slim says Trump could be good for Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says a Donald Trump presidency could be good news for Mexico.<p>At a forum with former New York City …

Banned from Twitter? This site promises you can say whatever you want.

In a way, “the purge” was the best thing to ever happen to Gab. Suddenly, the small social network that was built by a conservative Christian Republican and promises “free speech” for all, became more active than it had ever been.<p>“The purge” is what the alt-right — a small, far-right movement that …

Get Over It

11 days ago, Donald Trump won the electoral college and as such is the President-Elect of the United States of America. Nearly instantly, almost …

Trump’s Challenge to American Democracy

Over Thanksgiving, I read up on some history: Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Berlusconi, Putin—“Strong Men 101." I'd been meaning to do this for a while, and my resolve was strengthened after coming across an article on the risks of democratic erosion by Jeff Colgan, a political scientist at Brown …

Why I Left White Nationalism

I could easily have spent the night of Nov. 8 elated, surrounded by friends and family, thinking: “We did it. We rejected a multicultural and globalist society. We defied the elites, rejected political correctness, and made a statement millions of Americans have wanted to shout for decades.”<p>I’d be …

Five myths about the alt-right

The phrase “alt-right” was conceived as a catchall for various unsavory subcommunities of the anti-establishment conservative right by Richard Spencer. The baby-faced white nationalist founded Alternative­Right.com in 2010 and now serves as president of the National Policy Institute, a …

Rights & Freedoms

On Choosing Trump and Being Bad

“Is democracy really failing, or is it just trying to say something?” I asked before the election, in an article in the magazine about “Against Democracy,” a book by Jason Brennan proposing that the franchise be limited to educated voters. I spelled out why I disagreed with Brennan’s proposal—and I …

Donald Trump pulls a bait and switch on America

Perhaps we should be thankful this week for Donald Trump’s insincerity. In a breathtaking fortnight of flip-flopping, he has reversed many of his most reckless and damaging campaign positions.<p>The new Trump professes sympathy for people and ideas he disdained during the “vicious” campaign. He now …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump on economic policy: Brazil’s recession should prove a cautionary tale for the President-elect

It is hard to compare Donald Trump to anyone else in American politics, especially when it comes to the economy. The president-elect plans to combine …

What a professor who studies outside leaders has to say about Donald Trump

After Donald Trump's stunning victory two weeks ago, one of Gautam Mukunda's friends posted to his Facebook page, asking if he had a time machine. Back in 2012, Mukunda, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School who studies political leadership, published a book that examined the career …

Trump is asked about concerns from minority groups about Breitbart News’s coverage under Steve Bannon. His reply: https://t.co/FBqCGwQpBr

Trump's Social Security point man called for privatization

Tom Leppert, the former mayor of Dallas who, it was announced Monday, is a member of Donald Trump's "landing team" for the Social Security Administration, once released a plan calling for the privatization of Social Security and Medicare.<p>The "landing teams" interact with federal agencies in helping …

Donald Trump Personally Blasts the Press

The fantasy of the normalization of Donald Trump—the idea that a demagogic candidate would somehow be transformed into a statesman of poise and deliberation after his Election Day victory—should now be a distant memory, an illusion shattered.<p>First came the obsessive Twitter rants directed at …

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Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the Internal Revenue Service that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families.<p>The admission was …

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New Google Chrome extension replaces the term “alt-right” with “rebranded white nationalism”

<b>Milo Yiannopoulos (Getty/Drew Angerer)</b><p>Google Chrome’s “Alt-Right Denormalizer” allows you to stick with the ugly truth of online hatemongers<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>November 18, 2016 4:58pm (UTC)<p>Are you tired of hearing racists, anti-Semites, xenophobes, and misogynists legitimize their vile hatreds by …

Rights & Freedoms

A reporter asked Obama if he was worried he'd be the last Democratic president

But the president, speaking with reporters at an economic-cooperation summit in Lima, Peru, did acknowledge that the Democratic Party had some soul-searching to do.<p>"I am not worried about being the last Democratic president … not even for a while," Obama said at a news conference. "And I say that …

Why the Art World Must Not Normalize Donald Trump’s Presidency

The electoral map made it look so straightforward: blue islands of social and racial progress voted overwhelmingly against Donald Trump’s white …

CNN Sees Twitter Backlash Over "If Jews Are People" Headline Crawl

The chyron aired during a segment discussing President-elect Donald Trump's transition and support from the alt-right.<p>CNN saw swift backlash from the …

Donald Trump

'Hail Trump!': White Nationalists Salute the President-Elect

Video of an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C., where Trump’s victory was met with cheers and Nazi salutes.<p>“Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”<p>That’s how Richard B. Spencer saluted more than 200 attendees on Saturday, gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., for the …

Gaslighting is a favorite tactic used by Trump and Pence (and their flying monkeys). Being able to recognize it is incredibly important. https://t.co/8tWrm3E9sD

What to Do About Trump? The Same Thing My Grandfather Did in 1930s Vienna.

My grandfather Siegfried was not a sophisticated man. When he bought a car—always the same car, a blue Peugeot 305, replaced every few years with a …

Shades of Grey

Barack Obama: I'll push back on Donald Trump if needed to defend US ideals

President Barack Obama will speak up against Donald Trump's presidency when America's "ideals" are at stake but will not insert himself into political battles, he said, in the clearest statement yet on how he will carry himself after leaving office.<p>Mr Obama was among Mr Trump's sharpest critics …

Open Letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump from Jewish American Organizations - J Street: The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans

Dear President-elect Trump,<p>We write on behalf of organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Jewish Americans deeply committed to the values …

America’s Emerging Nationalism Crisis

Progressives managed not to see the nose on their face<p>The election of Donald Trump as our next president heralds a new political epoch for the United …