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Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

It’s just happened again. Someone has fled the White House. This time under her own volition. The CEO of Campbell’s Soup, Denise Morrison, stepped down today from Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. She was preceded a hour earlier by Inge Thulin … Continue reading

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Trump Wants to Make America Great Again: But Great Like When?
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

Emblazoned on his red baseball caps and bumper stickers, Donald Trump’s campaign slogan — Make America Great Again — captured something in the American zeitgeist. The phrase is still a popular hashtag, #MAGA, on Twitter, and appears in the graphic … Continue reading

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Forward to Yesteryear! Get Ready for the New Gilded Age
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

As Democrats debate whether they should adapt some slogan snappier than “A Better Deal” to woo voters in next year’s elections, I offer one to the Republicans, based on recent legislative announcements, that should cleverly appeal to both forward-looking and conservative thinkers alike, to wit, FORWARD TO YESTERYEAR! Continue reading

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The End of a Political Era: Movement Conservatism Gets Real
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

As they promised, President Trump and today’s Republican Congress are dismantling the activist state that has protected economic and political stability since the 1930s. They are taking the American government back to the 1920s, to the days before the New Deal. Continue reading

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Trump Tears Down LBJ’s Great Society Piece by Piece
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

Roughly two years ago, Donald Trump descended his gold-plated escalator in Trump Tower and declared that he (and he alone) would Make America Great Again. Throughout the course of his campaign and extending into his presidency, Trump has promised to undo all of the ills of the Obama era, kick out “illegals” (all of whom seem to be murderers, rapists, terrorists, job thieves or a combination thereof), and restore America to the great nation she used to be. He even promised to bring back saying “Merry Christmas." Significantly, Trump has gone out of his way to establish an election commission to prove what he believes is rampant voter fraud. When assessing the litany of Trump promises and proposed policies, they are not so much an undoing of Obama's legacy, but rather in direct contrast to the civil rights gains achieved under Lyndon Johnson just over 50 years ago. Continue reading

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The Testosterone-Fueled Presidency
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

Oh, those authoritarian strongmen! They are so much more masculine than we ordinary males, so much more alpha, so much more physically powerful. At 73, Mao Zedong allegedly swam the Yangtze River at a pace that would have been faster than that of Sun Yang, the 2012 Chinese 1,500-meter Olympic gold medal winner. There were even photos that claimed to document the septuagenarian’s achievement.
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A Working-Class Strategy for Defeating White Supremacy
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

As a seasoned union organizer, I often ask myself whether the pundits offering opinions have ever actually spent time talking to working-class people. By this, I mean all working-class people. Contrary to the narrative put forth in the mainstream — and even some left — media, some of the most significant work confronting homophobia, sexism and racism has been done by working-class people of all ethnicities through collective struggle in the labor movement. Continue reading

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Waiting for a Grown-Up in the White House
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

This presidency is unconstitutional. The Constitution says you have to be at least 35 to serve in our highest office and our incumbent tantrum-in-a-suit is emotionally 6 years old.
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Making America Hate Again
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

Two days late, Donald Trump finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage at his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence to Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: CBO Says We May Pay a Trump Tax on Health Insurance; More Post-Charlottesville Controversy
August 16th, 2017, 03:45 PM

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Why Colin Kaepernick Matters
August 15th, 2017, 03:45 PM

Every year at about this time, I veer away from most of the liberal aesthetes with whom I mingle in the chattering classes. My newspaper reading and smart-phone clicking takes an unexpected detour from politics, opinion, and arts. The pro-football season is approaching, and my guilty pleasure, my second religion, must be indulged. Continue reading

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This Hawaiian Mayor is Scoring Touchdowns for Clean Energy
August 15th, 2017, 03:45 PM

Bernard Carvalho might be the least jaded politician in the United States of America right now. True, it might not seem too hard to keep a sunny disposition when you’re the mayor of a laid-back Hawaiian island that runs on tourism and surfing — especially one that’s making the transition to clean energy faster than just about anywhere else in the country. Continue reading

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Democrats Are Fighting Among Themselves, and That’s OK
August 15th, 2017, 03:45 PM

To read a political publication or check Twitter these days, one can’t escape news of the Democratic Party’s supposed massive circular firing squad, also known as the “Left’s War of Mutually Assured Destruction.” Senator Bernie Sanders, according to some, is “sabotaging the Democratic Party,” and has started a “foolish family feud.” And it’s not just folks on the left hand-wringing over this internecine warfare — opportunistic conservatives are leaning heavily into this narrative. In The Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove, once known as “Bush’s brain,” warned Democrats that “progressive intolerance” poses a “life threatening” challenge to the party’s future. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Heavily Armed White Supremacists Came to Charlottesville Looking for a Fight
August 15th, 2017, 03:45 PM

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Faith and Freedom on the March in Charlottesville
August 14th, 2017, 03:45 PM

This Q&A is part of Sarah Jaffe’s series Interviews for Resistance, in which she speaks with organizers, troublemakers and thinkers who are doing the hard work of fighting back against America’s corporate and political powers. This interview has been edited for … Continue reading

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