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Of Hacks And Men -- Trump And American Cyberdefense

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/flickr As Donald J. Trump' bizzaro world fantasy becomes our frightening reality, the President-elect has gone out of his way to remind us that the rules of administrations past no longer apply. Since theShow More Summary

Alabama Redux

All over Alabama the lights are out. James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men With all the excitement about events in Washington this week, it's easy to overlook exciting events in Alabama. Among the most exciting was President Obama's...Show More Summary

Satire As The New American Political Form

Cross-posted with In case you hadn't noticed, someone recently loosed a satirist in American politics. Let me give you an example. You remember FBI Director James Comey, who gained a certain notoriety by stepping into...Show More Summary

"Brain Death" At Risk

There is a case making its way through the California legal system which may result in a religious exception for the "Brain Death" statute. The case of Jahi McMath began on December 9, 2013 when she underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at the Children's Hospital of Oakland. Show More Summary

How To Rig An Election In Your Favor

New From Trump University Cross-posted with Donald Trump was right. The election was rigged. What Trump got wrong (and, boy, does he get things wrong) is that the rigging worked in his favor. The manipulations took three...Show More Summary

A Suggested NRA Honor Guard For Trump's Inaugural Parade

The Trump Inauguration Committee has released a list of the groups that are going to march in the inauguration parade, and it’s the usual mélange of high school marching bands, various first-responders, veterans, police motorcycles and a rodeo team or two. Show More Summary

Mexico Should Learn From Its History And Stand Strong Against Trump

As an American born in Mexico, I can’t forgive President-elect Donald Trump for the insults he hurled at us and for his abusive use of Mexico as a scapegoat to launch his candidacy. But I, like many others, have doubts that the Mexican...Show More Summary

Candidate Cuomo's Bogus Education Promises

Donald Trump has not been sworn in yet, but New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo is already busy running around the state promoting himself as the liberal Democratic candidate for President in 2020. He may even have Bernie Sanders fooled. Show More Summary

Democracy Reigns and I Still March

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Li Cohen, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. via In a nation where democracy reigns all and racism-filled patriarchy rings true, there is but one thing to do -- speak for the voices silenced. Show More Summary

Fretful Nation to Trump: "Let's Make a Deal"

I keep thinking there's a number. I don't know what the number is. Maybe he doesn't even know what the number is. But there's definitely a number. A number that's big enough - yuuuge enough, even - to convince one Donald J. Trump to bid adieu to the Oval Office, and go back to Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower full time. Show More Summary

Thank You President Barack Obama

"This is your victory," President Barack Obama said in his 2008 victory speech given at a time when the country was in the worst economic recession in decades, with unemployment soaring, the financial markets near total collapse, and...Show More Summary

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

On January 30, 2009—just 10 days after President Obama stood on the steps of the Capitol and swore to defend the Constitution—Charles and David Koch huddled with GOP lawmakers, right-wing operatives, and fellow mega-donors. Deep in the sunny California desert, they made dark plans to thwart the Obama presidency at every turn. Show More Summary

Cabinetmaking Season

It’s cabinetmaking season in Washington again. President-Elect Donald Trump has made his selections, and they’re all working their way through their confirmation hearings. The outcome, for virtually all of them, is not in doubt. Unless...Show More Summary

Open Letter To Congress On Communication

The first election I could vote in was in 1988. All in all, I've voted in 8 presidential elections. My votes were cast in both parties. Sometimes personal issues were sidelined in favor of a vote for a president I presumed would serve our country's greater good better than mine. Show More Summary

President Trump: The Manchurian Candidate?

In less than 2 days, Donald J Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. But, much like Sergeant Shaw in the Manchurian Candidate, has America's next commander in chief been recruited, and cultivated as an unwitting Russian...Show More Summary

Cyberwarfare And Treason

There are many things a president may do or say which would render them a bad president but not illegitimate. There are also, indeed, many things a president may do or say which would delegitimize their presidency entirely. We need to...Show More Summary

General John Kelly For Department Of Homeland Security

The number one job of the federal government is to keep its citizens safe. That's why the person running the Department of Homeland Security needs to be somebody who understands what it takes to make our enemies think twice about trying...Show More Summary

Non-profits In A Trump Era: Strengthening Institutional Resiliency

This is the final post in a four-part series on how liberal and progressive non-profits can overcome the challenges of the Trump era. Very soon forward-thinking non-profits will be extremely busy dealing with political opposition on several fronts. Show More Summary

A Senate vote on prescription drug price legislation calls loyalties into question

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) bucked his party in voting against allowing importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. (Sipa via AP Images) BY: NIV SULTAN Last week, the Senate voted down an amendment to allow importation of cheaper...Show More Summary

President -- Elect Trump: Russia's Next Puppet Or A Force To Reckon With?

Considering murky intelligence reports concluding Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw hacking to manipulate American voters into electing Donald Trump as our president, don't underestimate what Putin might do now that Trump is bound for the White House. Know this, however: Trump will not get tough on Russia. Show More Summary

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