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Trump and the American Gentry

Trump and the American Gentry

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The jet-setting cosmopolitans of popular imagination exist, but they are far outnumbered by a less exalted and less discussed elite group, one that sits at the pinnacle of America’s local hierarchies. By Patrick Wyman, The Atlantic — American wealth and power usually have a certain look: glass-walled penthouse apartments in glittering urban skyscrapers, sprawling country mansions, ivy-covered prep schools, vacation homes in the Hamptons. These are the outward symbols of…

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Trump in Oval Office

The New Trump Coup

By Editors' Choice

By Bill Blum — By now, it should be abundantly clear that the insurrection of January 6, 2021, was not a spontaneous uprising perpetrated by an angry horde of amped-up Trump supporters. To the contrary, the insurrection was the culmination of an attempted coup designed to prevent the peaceful transition of power. But while the insurrection failed, a new coup is brewing and gathering steam. It is being spurred by…

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Counterprotestors demonstrate in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2021, against the “Justice for J6” rally supporting those arrested during the January 6 coup attempt.

Fascism makes a comeback — But nothing about its methods is especially new

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The Trump movement’s assault on democracy is directly descended from both the Jim Crow era and the Nuremberg laws. By Matthew Rozsa, Salon — On Nov. 3, 2020, the American people conclusively decided to make Donald Trump their first one-term president in more than a quarter-century. On every previous occasion when an incumbent president was defeated — it had happened 10 times before Trump, the loser president at least swallowed his pride and honored…

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Larry Elder

Democrats won the California recall by invoking Trump. There’s more of that coming

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By Philip Elliott, TIME — He wasn’t on the ballot, but ex-President Donald Trump lost Republicans their hopes of recalling California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom. The result signals bad fortune for the GOP in statewide elections coming this year in Virginia and New Jersey. It may also hint at how Democrats may yet survive the 2022 midterms that even the most optimistic party loyalists anticipate will be very difficult. A…

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A White Trump supporter and and a young African American man argue during an immigration protest.

‘An American Caesar’: How the right wing is embracing dark ideas once considered ‘unthinkable’

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By Alex Henderson, AlterNet — Donald Trump was hardly the first U.S. president to voice his support for authoritarians. But while President Richard Nixon saw it as practical to have an alliance with Spain’s dictator Gen. Francisco Franco — arguing that at least El Generalísimo kept Soviet troops out of the streets of Madrid — he never praised Franco as a role model for the United States. Trump and his…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

President Biden, Please Ignore the Former President

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The previous President, also known as 45, or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years.  President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop to mention his name.  Why not?  The nation, even his rabid supporters, know the former was out of line, out of order, and out of control. …

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When an Apology for Racist and Offensive Rants Is Never Enough

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Here we go again. In the space of a recent few days we had a verbally disjointed announcer during a championship game rant and rail at members of a girl’s basketball team in Norman, Oklahoma for having the temerity to kneel at the playing of the national anthem. Then you had Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard getting caught spewing an anti-Semitic slur while playing a…

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Donald Trump

Trump Administration’s ‘1776 Report’ Justifies Slavery, Three-Fifths Compromise

By Editors' Choice

The report excuses America’s founders for owning slaves and defends the racist Three-Fifths Compromise as necessary to form a “durable union.” By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, HuffPost — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, only two days before President Donald Trump leaves office, the Trump administration released a report from its “1776 Commission” that excuses slavery, justifies the racist Three-fifths Compromise and rails against socialism and “identity politics.” The “1776 Commission” —…

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Attorney General William Barr - Capital Punishment (Death Penalty)

Trump’s Final Bloodlust

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Attorney General William Barr wants five federal prisoner’s dead before Joe Biden takes office January 20. Biden is a foe of the federal death penalty and says that he will clamp a moratorium on federal executions when he takes office. But Barr is in a hurry and he is determined to give his boss, Trump, one final dubious notch on his legacy belt before he departs…

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Trump MAGA Rally

Trump’s 71 Million are Far More Than a Bunch of Angry White Guys

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Ever since Trump first took the Oval Office this has been virtually written in political stone. The prototype Trump backer is a poorly educated, KKK or white nationalist loving, slob of a blue collar white male worker or farmer in the backwoods of the Deep South or Midwest who alternately fears and loathes Blacks, Hispanics, gays, liberals of all stripes, former President Obama, and big…

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Joe Biden

Democrats — and the U.S. — won’t have a future if Biden adopts a centrist agenda

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It is up to the Democratic president-elect to ensure the future of both his party and the nation. Moving to the right, or even the center, will do neither. By Sonali Kolhatkar, Independent Media Institute — President-elect Joe Biden has called the November 2020 U.S. election a “battle for the soul of the nation.” In offering himself up as a contrast to President Donald Trump, Biden made a clear distinction…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Being Ella Baker Even After the Election: Valuing Our Victory, Continuing Our Struggle

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — In our rightful celebration and valuing of our victory in saving ourselves and America from its Trumpian self, we must remember and recommit ourselves to continuing our larger struggle. For although we removed Trump, the monster side of America from office, the millions of people who support, enable and voted for him for a second term offer ample evidence the system itself is deeply flawed…

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