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The Fightback Against Trumpism: The Three-Step Program to Rescuing Our Country

This is the final part of a Three-Part series on a Post-Trump America and world. Part 1 and Part 2 can be found here As the late legendary coach Pat Summitt always reminded her players: "You can't always control what happens, but you...Show More Summary

Trump's infrastructure plan is a privatization trap

"We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks." That's what Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist and cofounder of the white supremacist website Breitbart, said a few weeks ago about Trump's plan to rebuild America's infrastructure. That pretty much fits with what we know so far. Show More Summary

Resist the Divide

By Jeanene Louden The president elect is calling for American unity as a way forward. Those that did not support him are calling for unity as a way forward. What do we mean by "unity"? What will it take for us to actually be "one nation,...Show More Summary

Dear Dems: The Sooner You Get Out Of Shock, The Sooner We Can Get Moving

I know that my liberal friends who remain hopeful are not going to want to hear this, but being popular isn't my goal. I prefer the truth. Instead of spending millions of dollars recounting ballots that aren't going to make any difference,...Show More Summary

How To Swamp Washington And Double-Cross Your Supporters Big Time

Trump’s Bait and Switch Cross-posted with Given his cabinet picks so far, it’s reasonable to assume that The Donald finds hanging out with anyone who isn’t a billionaire (or at least a multimillionaire) a drag. What would...Show More Summary

Swamping The Drain In Washington

Cross-posted with Just whom Donald Trump will appoint to various key posts in his future administration has an unbearably enticing set of moving targets for the media (until, as at a recent rally in Cincinnati, dramatic announcements are made at unexpected moments, or released in other ways). Show More Summary

President Obama Should Pardon Red Fawn To Honor Standing Rock Water Protectors

American history was written at Standing Rock during the past year, and future generations will learn about Sophia Wilansky and Vanessa Dundon. The Standing Rock Sioux’s battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is reminiscent of America’s past: a history of oppression against Native Americans involving broken treaties and widespread violence. Show More Summary

Trump Could Turn Western Values Into a Facade

Joseph Nye is one of America’s top political scientists. He is the former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and has been chair of the National Intelligence Council and assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Show More Summary

Why Hong Kong Shouldn't Rush Toward Independence

LONDON (Project Syndicate) ? Nearly 40 years ago, when I visited Moscow for the first time, my initial reaction was surprise. The hotels and restaurants were so poorly run that it seemed shocking that the military could be run competently enough to pose a genuine threat to the Soviet Union’s adversaries. Show More Summary

The Media In the Trump Age: Why We Should Be Terrified

Get ready America, we're about to enter unchartered waters in our 241-year history. Instead of a democracy with a free and open press, the United States in 36 days is going to more resemble a propaganda-driven fascist dictatorship. Goodbye facts and reality. Show More Summary

Stop Montenegro From Joining NATO: Military Nullity Shouldn't Be Rushed Through Lame Duck Session

Historically countries made alliances to improve their defense or otherwise advance important security interests. In contrast, the U.S. uses NATO as a form of international welfare, inducting nations with little military capability or even economic strength. Show More Summary

Obama Poll Watch -- November, 2016

The Lame-Duck Honeymoon President Obama is on track to end his second term in office with higher job approval than he began it, back in January of 2013. Call it the third (or lame-duck) honeymoon, if you will. Obama saw record job approval...Show More Summary

It's A Wonderful Life... Without Fidel Castro

As Fidel Castro was laid to rest in Cuba this week, according to Huffington Post's WorldPost, critics claimed that it gave the Cuban people a chance to experience a Christmas with less fear than they had known in decades. Supporters insist that he was a good man, and no one could have done better under the circumstances. Show More Summary

Visualize Resistance

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are coming up and everyone's back to shopping and posting cute pictures of puppies and kittens on Facebook and stopped freaking the fuck out about the election, I thought I would share a...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Final Speech

December 12, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA). My Fellow Americans: I come here tonight to deliver my last national address to the American people. I do so, first, to say "thank you". Thank you for all the trust you have placed in me for all these years of my life dedicated to public service. Show More Summary

Why Big Content Trumped Big Data In The 2016 Election

A friend of mine--a marketing strategist in the big blue state of California--tells me he got this email alert from MoveOn just days before the election: "Biting nails, pulling out hair, obsessively refreshing FiveThirtyEight--these are just a few of the ways you could pass the time between now and November 8. Show More Summary

Why The U.S. Election Caused Me to Question My Career

Like a vast majority of Californians, I was incredibly disappointed by the recent outcome on Election Day. Actually, that may be a bit of an understatement. I was in despair over the result - for a variety of reasons that, for my sanity's...Show More Summary

Immediate Harm Even From "Delayed" Health Reform Repeal, Urban Institute Finds

Congressional Republicans claim that, when they repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year, they can avoid hurting consumers by delaying the elimination of its Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies for two years or more. Show More Summary

Climate Change Secession

Some private citizen groups in California, distraught at the prospect of an America under President Donald Trump, are advocating that the state secede from the union. Constitutional scholars (and most Californians) assure us the separation is not going to happen. Show More Summary

Pro-Earth Republicans In The Era Of President Trump

As President-Elect Donald Trump stacks his cabinet with climate deniers - including Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general suing the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the EPA - it's helpful to keep reminding the country that...Show More Summary

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