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Heavy Traffic Ahead: Political Identity, Class, & Culture at a Crossroads

As a result of recent defeats at the national and state level, Democrats are in a period of forced reflection, and no little internecine rancor and resentment. The détente that followed Clinton’s victory over Sanders in the primaries, the hope that their respective supporters could find common cause after a successful election, has been broken. [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Trump Diplomacy

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Trump Speaks to Taiwan Leader in Move Likely to Anger China

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, a move that is likely to infuriate China, which considers the self-ruled island its own, and complicate U.S. relations with Beijing. The conversation was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president [...]Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s “To Call Today” List [Satire]

pol pot: no answer yet north korea, that guy with funny haircut: Call tomorrow putin: BBF, always answers president of Hungary, wall expert: call tomorrow osama bin laden: No answer, might have cross-atlantic phone line saddam hussein: No answer yet, he’s prob at end of his rope venezuela, whoever is revolving door prez: call tomorrow [...]Show More Summary

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Mixtape: A Confluence of Genius

Yesterday, Lin-Manuel Miranda once again introduced something thoroughly unique to the world. The full Hamilton Mixtape finally dropped last night and like pretty much everything else Lin-Manuel touches, this Hamilton Musical inspired multiple song release exists in a world all its own. Miranda has done more than gather big named musicians to croon covers from [...]Show More Summary

Military Weekend: A Few Marines Who Are ‘The Last to Let You Down’

'Of all 182,000 active-duty Marines, there are just 10 Body Bearers, making the unit based at the 8th and I barracks in southeast Washington one of the smallest of the Corps.' The post Military Weekend: A Few Marines Who Are ‘The Last to Let You Down’ appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Trump Nominee Will Politicize Dept. of Justice

by Walter Brasch In his successful run to the presidency, Donald Trump spent a lot of time talking about the Second Amendment and defending gun ownership. He spent very little time talking about the other amendments, other than to say he supported the Constitution. He knew his core support came from those who could effortlessly [...]Show More Summary

A Review of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Musical (The 5th Avenue Theatre Touring Production)

When I first heard The 5th Avenue Theatre was mounting a production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, I prepared myself to write a somewhat cynical and sarcastic review lamenting the Disneyfication of musical theater. However, after watching The Little Mermaid’s opening night preview, I am reluctantly unable to do much more than just praise the [...]Show More Summary

Ex-San Diego Reporter’s Website (The Moderate Voice) Recovering from Massive DoS Attack

Ex-U-T Reporter’s Website Recovering from Massive DoS Attack by Ken Stone A former San Diego journalist says his political website featuring anti-Trump cartoons and commentary was shut down recently by a massive denial-of-service attack — but now is secure. oe Gandelman of Rancho Peñasquitos, a Union-Tribune reporter from 1982 to 1990, has operated The Moderate [...]Show More Summary

Putin promised Ukrainians sanctuary from their war; it hasn’t exactly happened.

From the sunny kitchen of a wooden house in the Moscow suburbs, Alla Levchenko recalled the shelling that rained down around her home in eastern Ukraine as a tempest, a storm of violence that killed families with children. Levchenko, 31, fled to Russia from the rebel stronghold of Donetsk last year. Her family is ethnically [...]Show More Summary

Trump, who has invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline, officially endorses the project

The Dakota Access Pipeline is not the first of Donald Trump's conflicts of interest to be made public, but it is the first to get a public policy endorsement. The post Trump, who has invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline, officially endorses the project appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Stick a sterling silver fork in Trump’s ‘populism’

WASHINGTON — Let them eat cake. Specifically, let them eat Jean-Georges Warm Chocolate Cake. But let them start with Young Garlic Soup with Thyme and Sauteed Frog Legs. Let them follow that with Diver Scallops, Caramelized Cauliflower and Caper-Raisin Emulsion. And let them proceed to Niman Ranch Lamb Chops with Mushroom Bolognese and Pecorino, as [...]Show More Summary

Governing is Hard

After the initial euphoria of unexpectedly gaining control in Washington, Republicans are beginning to realize governing is much harder than voting No, then going on Fox News and blaming Obama. Josh Marshall explains on Talking Points Memo. We are only a few weeks into the booyah! boasting phase of the Trump GOP Era. But we [...]Show More Summary

Hoosier Daddy? Carrier to Keep Half of Jobs Slated To End

Later today, P/E Trump and Carrier will announce that 50% of the 2,000 jobs set to be outsourced to Mexico will be retained. There are no details available yet, but there appears to be a defense-budget stick used on United Technologies, the corporate parent, and some Hoosier carrots, delivered by Indiana. VP/E Pence remains the [...]Show More Summary

Presidential Apprentice (Guest Voice)

Presidential Apprentice Raging Moderate by Will Durst Two months before joining the government in an entry level position, President-elect Donald Trump has been learning the ropes and is busier than a bartender ten minutes before midnight at a Times Square Applebee’s on New Year’s Eve. A large amount of time was spent selecting a cabinet [...]Show More Summary

Democrats: Skip the civil war

WASHINGTON — Democrats are in danger of moving from complacency to panic. Neither is particularly helpful. The complacency part is obvious: Until about 9 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 8, supporters of Hillary Clinton (myself included) were certain that Donald Trump’s weaknesses among women, nonwhite voters, and younger Americans would prevent him from becoming president. [...]Show More Summary

Why Is Democracy So Messy and Unsatisfying? (Guest Voice)

Why Is Democracy So Messy and Unsatisfying? by Anthony Stahelski Introduction Many dissatisfied Americans complain about the ‘messiness’ of democracy, by which they mean either the partisan negativity of the electoral process, or the seeming inability of our current political system to get anything done and solve chronic problems. Rather than attempting to understand the [...]Show More Summary

Is democracy dying?

With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it was widely assumed that liberal democracy would inherit the Earth. As a system of government, it appeared to provide good governance and prosperity, as well as individual liberty. That was in stark contrast to the oppression, misery and bankruptcy of communist dictatorships and military strongmen. [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Trumpy Troll

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Top Trump campaign aide guilty on 10 counts of election fraud

Brandon Hall, the controversial west Michigan blogger who served as a key figure in the Donald Trump campaign’s organizing efforts across the state, was found guilty today on 10 felony counts of election fraud. In Ottawa County Circuit Court, a jury took less than an hour to find Hall guilty of forging signatures on nominating [...]Show More Summary

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