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Lessons From Putin’s Russia for Living in Trump’s America

Monday  07:21,   23 january 2017
Daily Intelligencer

Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all.On one of my first reporting trips to Vladmir Putin’s Russia — of which there’d be so many that they’d blend into residence — my friend Alex and I got stuck in Moscow[...]

Don't panic about 'alternative facts': Column

Monday  07:21,   23 january 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Since Donald Trump upended everything we thought we knew about politics, hands have been wrung and ink has been spilled about the "post-factual age." How could the candidate with the worst Politifact rating in the 2016 campaign come out on [...]

The Inauguration, and the Counter-Inauguration

Monday  02:21,   23 january 2017
The Atlantic

Washington, D.C. — In the middle of the National Mall, on the same spot that had, the day before, hosted revelers for the inauguration of Donald Trump, a crowd of people protesting the new presidency spontaneously formed themselves into a circle.[...]

Trump’s Secret ISIS Plan Must Be More Than Tactical Tweaks

Monday  02:21,   23 january 2017
The Daily Caller

He cannot simply escalate a bankrupt approach.President-elect Donald Trump says he has a plan to defeat the Islamic State. It’s an “extremely tough” plan, he insists, that will totally “change the[...]

Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory

Monday  02:21,   23 january 2017
The Atlantic

In The Captive Mind, Czeslaw Milosz tells a story about a man who ventures out in the immediate aftermath of the fall of a regime. Papers full of state secrets lie in the streets, their knowledge less important for the moment than that of where to[...]

Can you be a "pro-life feminist"? The Women's March on Washington offered some insights.

Monday  02:21,   23 january 2017
Vox.com

WASHINGTON, DC — TheWomen’s March on Washington drew at least 500,000 people to Washington, DC Saturday to affirm that “women’s rights are human rights,” and to protest the threat to those rights that they see in President Donald Trump’s new[...]

'Alternative Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration

Monday  02:20,   23 january 2017
The Atlantic

One of the many things that is remarkable about the Trump administration is its devotion, even in its first days, to a particular variety of pointless falsehood. Mendacity among politicians and the spokespeople hired to spin for them runs across[...]

The women's march heralds a renaissance of resistance

Sunday  10:06,   22 january 2017
The Guardian

We are marching against Donald Trump, and to turn our fear and sorrow into power and imagination. Join usDonald Trump is giving women nightmares. Many of them have reached out to me to say they are being seized by flashbacks of trauma and rape. They [...]

I didn’t join the march. I’ve had enough of Obama’s hierarchy of grievance

Sunday  10:05,   22 january 2017
The Guardian

The women’s movement has turned into an attack on anyone who won’t subscribe to feminist orthodoxyWomen from all over America descended on Washington yesterday and uttered a collective primal scream of dissent against their latest rage object:[...]

When Protest Fails

Sunday  10:05,   22 january 2017
The Atlantic

The signs were so clever. “We shall overcomb.” “Viva la vulva.” “I MAKE THE BEST SIGNS I REALLY DO EVERYONS SAYS SO THEY’RE TERRIFIC.” Someone even made a papier-mâché vagina dentata. The people were so cheerful and happy to be with one another,[...]

The anti-Trump opposition began Saturday. Here’s what it should do.

Sunday  10:05,   22 january 2017
MSN

This passion could be channeled into a movement that is reasonable and effective. Or not. Untold hundreds of thousands of people swamped city streets from Washington, D.C., to Washington state. It was called the Women’s March, and when the crowd, a[...]

Where Were the Protesters in November?

Sunday  10:05,   22 january 2017
The Daily Beast

It was huge. It was emotional. But its hard not to wonder what all these people were doing during the election, and what they will do after the protest has ended.Perching atop her father’s shoulders in the middle of the National Mall, the little[...]

Trump’s real war isn’t with the media. It’s with facts.

Sunday  10:05,   22 january 2017
Vox.com

Trump needs to delegitimize the media because he needs to delegitimize facts. Speaking at the CIA this afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “I have a running war with the media.” Like much that Trump says, this isn’t quite true. His war isn’t[...]

My President Wasn’t Black Enough

Sunday  10:05,   22 january 2017
The Daily Beast

The nations first black president leaves Washington with near fanatical support, especially among African Americans. But the question remains: Did he do enough?Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content [...]

A Millennial's regret: I wish I'd prayed more for President Obama

Saturday  23:51,   21 january 2017
FOX News

It's never easy for me to pray for people I oppose - people who repeatedly lie, support extreme abortion, flip-flop on support for marriage, attack my faith, put my country in danger to further their own agenda, etc. I think you get the[...]