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CHAUNCEY DEVEGA – You have been warned: “Trump Derangement Syndrome” will be a cudgel used to silence his critics

Do you believe that Donald Trump is a threat to American democracy? Have you shared these concerns and anxieties with other people? Do you see disturbing connections between how fascism and authoritarianism took hold in other countries and what is occurring in the United States at present? If so, you may be suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome” — at least …

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PAUL STREET – Beyond Anti-Trump

Let’s be careful about the phrase “anti-Trump coalition.”  The phrase leaves the door open for everything being about the Big Bad Donald and for progressives to get sucked/suckered once again into the ruling class politics of the Democrats. We need to take on the unelected deep state dictatorships of money, class, race, empire, militarism, sexism, and ecocide – the reigning oppression …

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Trends This Week – Crybaby liberals can’t get over the election – 01.04.17

From blaming Hillary Clinton’s loss on alleged Russian hacking to screaming “fake news, fake news” at every turn, liberals, aided and abetted by the mainstream media, just can’t get over November 8. And, as Gerald Celente so powerfully points out, they’re embarking on a fast-moving downward spiral.

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Jon Queally – Majority of Americans Unconvinced Trump Can Handle Nation’s Top Job

With his inauguration now less than three weeks away, a new survey shows a majority of the American people are far from confident that Donald Trump, a former reality television star who won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, is up to the major tasks entrusted to the President of the United States. …

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GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016

The Republican Party made deep inroads into America’s middle-class communities in 2016. Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory. Meanwhile, Democrats had more success retaining a loose “coalition” of lower-income and upper-income communities. These findings emerge from a new Pew Research …

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MELVIN GOODMAN – Trump’s Campaign of Militarization

President-elect Donald Trump’s authoritarian style and personality, which attracted an overwhelmingly authoritarian following, is manifesting itself in the selection of his national security team.  The appointment of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as the national security adviser is particularly worrisome because of the general’s lack of experience in strategic policy and his controversial stewardship as the director of the Defense Intelligence …

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HEATHER DIGBY PARTON – Donald Trump is bringing torture back: His entire foreign-policy team is comprised of big fans of the worst Bush-era practices

One of the most active conversations these days among political activists who oppose Donald Trump is about the extent to which Democrats should “work with” the new president, considering his white nationalist, authoritarian campaign and the people he has surrounded himself with. It’s both a strategic and a moral question, and the potential complications and rewards run in a number …

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Leid Stories—Funny Money: Clinton Foundation’s Financial Reports to IRS Don’t Add Up; Are ‘False and Materially Misleading,’ Says Wall Street Whistleblower—11.16.16

Midnight last night was the final, extended deadline for The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (Clinton Foundation) to file financial reports with the IRS on its operations, including the operations of its affiliated entities, for 2015.