Less Fireworks, More Campfires: Avoiding the Trumpian Feedback Loop

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The Russia Story: Everything Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You to Know

This is the greatest scandal in the history of the American presidency.




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Secession Planning in California: CALEXIT is Russia’s Ultimate Objective

On President’s Day, remember Lincoln and the lessons of the Civil War.




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From Lance Armstrong to Trump: The Rise & Fall of the Deified Narcissist

A look at a pair of liars and cheaters, who have more in common than meets the eye.




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Moscow on the Potomac: February is Going According to Putin’s Plan

The President of the United States has been compromised by the Russians. Whatever your politics, this is not something to be shrugged off.




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Love Ye Therefore the Stranger: The Night Kingston, NY Became a Sanctuary City

Emily Barton reports on the fight to make Kingston, New York a sanctuary city amid a sea of bitter MAGA hats and misconceptions.




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The Week in Bad Poems: The Ballad of Trump and Putin

If you’d rather not read a long essay about the Trump/Russia quid pro quo, here is a poem.




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Participation Trophy Politics

In Trump’s America, everyone can live vicariously, eliminating doubt, self-discipline and consequences.




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Reading Malcolm X in Texas

What can hold you through the hate? Khirad Siddiqui on embracing hijab and Malcolm X and finding a new world in our world.




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