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Obama reminded his audience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that the current troubles “did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause.

In Illinois, Obama Hits the Midterm Campaign Trail—and Trump

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker — One hazard of the trolling that the United States has been subjected to from the White House for the past twenty months is that even the most alarming patterns can be hard to discern, and the most prominent dots impossible to connect. Yet a seemingly different pattern preceded the speech that Barack Obama delivered on Friday, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in which he…

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Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote

Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote

By News & Current Affairs

By John Whitesides, PoliticusUSA — (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama waded into the political fray on Friday, launching a blistering critique of President Donald Trump and Republicans and urging Democrats to vote in November’s elections to restore “honesty and decency and lawfulness” to government. In a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Obama said Americans were living in “dangerous times” and accused Republicans of undermining global…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a mass in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Russia, on Jan. 7, 2018

Why Putin is an ally for American evangelicals

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Melani McAlister, The Conversation — The close relationship between American evangelicals and Russia has lately been discussed widely in the news media. In particular, the Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint in July against a Russian woman, Maria Butina, for trying to use the National Prayer Breakfast, a star-studded affair, as a “back channel of communication” with prominent American religious and political leaders. Among them is Franklin Graham, son of the well-known evangelist, Billy Graham…

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Trump in the Oval Office in January 2017.

The President Is a White-Nationalist Mob Boss—and His Base Doesn’t Care

By Editors' Choice

Diehard Trump supporters represent at most a quarter of the electorate, but dominate media discussions of the president’s standing. They shouldn’t. By Joan Walsh, The Nation — Most of us try to live our lives following the best advice of Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Most of us voted that way in 2016—against Donald Trump. Since then, sadly, we’ve had to watch as the…

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State of Black Labor, the Cherokee Black Freedman, Aretha’s Legacy – August 27th Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: The Case of the Cherokee Black Freedman • Perspectives of Aretha’s Legacy and Spike Lee’s Black Klansman • The State of Black Labor in the Age of Trump. Guests: Marilyn K. Vann (President, Descendants of Freedmen, Five Civilized Tribes Association, Oklahoma City, OK), Herb Boyd (Author, Commentator, Columnist, Harlem, NY) and Bill Fletcher (Labor and Social Justice Activist, Commentator, Washington, D.C.)

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Trump greets supporters

The Orange Man’s Approval Ratings — The Dangers of “Trumpism”

By Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — With all the vile acts that Donald Trump, “the orange man,” has committed and the barrage of media coverage of his egomaniacal behavior, you would think that his approval rating would be tanking.  But, that’s not the case. A recent CNN Poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 42%, up from 5-10% depending on which polls one chooses to cite. …

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Don’t blame the mafia; American capitalism made Donald Trump

By Commentaries/Opinions

Donald Trump may be right to be surprised. As a self-styled bigshot businessman, the law was never so tough on him. By Bob Hennelly, The Salon — President Trump’s ruminations after the criminal conviction of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the guilty plea entered by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen have been likened to that of a mafia boss. “With Mob-Tinged Vocabulary, President Evokes His Native New…

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Paul Manafort; Michael Cohen; Donald Trump

America is married to the mob: But now the crime boss in the White House is feeling the heat

By Commentaries/Opinions

Forget all the arcane theories about Russian collusion. It’s simpler than that: Donald Trump is a mobster. By Andrew O’Hehir, The Salon  — All sorts of melodramatic language has been deployed to describe Donald Trump’s presidency over the last couple of years: It’s a treasonous conspiracy to undermine American democracy and install a puppet regime controlled by our enemies; it’s a slow-motion fascist coup, seeking to undo civil rights and…

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Cheer or Jeer Omarosa? Blacks Support for Trump, The State of Hip Hop – Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: The State of Hip Hop • Jeer or Cheer Omarosa? • Black Support for Trump. Guests: Paradise Gray (Co-Founder of X-Clan, Pittsburgh, PA), Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Author, Producer, The Hutchinson Report, Los Angeles, CA) and Hazel Trice-Edney (Editor/Publisher, The Trice-Edney Wire Service, Washington, D.C.)

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A marine carries a Haitian refugee child at Camp McCalla in Guantánamo Bay in 1992

Remembering Haitian Internment in Trump’s America

By Commentaries/Opinions

For Haitian refugees, Trump is not a new abomination, or even a reincarnation of former Haitian exclusion, but rather a continuation of persecution against Haitians fleeing instability that U.S. empire has itself contributed to… By Miriam Pensack, NACLA — While the U.S. body politic flounders to tease out the exceptional from the troublingly normal in Trump’s America, those inclined to even the most critical forms of pre-2016 nostalgia might forget…

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