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#NeverForget to Go Shopping

by Colette Shade | Sep 12, 2016 | Politics

This past week, two 9/11-themed promotions became fodder for the hungry internet outrage machine. In San Antonio, a mattress retailer aired an ad for a 9/11-themed promotion. “What better way than to remember 9/11 than with a Twin Tower sale?” asks an enthusiastic woman in the local television spot. “Right now you can get any […]

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Hillary’s Reckless Off-Ramp Strategy

by Rick Perlstein | Sep 12, 2016 | Election 2016, Rickipedia

I published an article here on August 22 arguing against a dangerous strategy apparently being pursued by the Clinton presidential campaign, as revealed in a hacked email discussion between DNC officials last spring. In an effort to expedite the defection of Republicans offended by their party’s nominee, the campaign was building up Speaker Paul Ryan […]

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Event: Mobilizing to Defeat Climate Change

by Washington Spectator | Sep 9, 2016 | Environment, Politics

Photo Credit: Azeem Azeez   Join the New Republic and three of our nation’s leading environmental activists, Bill McKibben, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., and Elizabeth Yeampierre for a critical public conversation on climate change, its social, political, and biological impact and what can be done now to arrest and where possible reverse its deadly progress. Writer […]

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Diverse and Perverse: the Coalition that Trump Built

by Rick Perlstein | Sep 8, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Photo Credit: ABC/Fred Watkins   Cleveland The convention began with a prayer for God to bless his chosen political party, from a black preacher who announced it was fitting and proper to do so “because we are electing a man in Donald Trump who believes in the name of Jesus Christ.” And because “our enemy […]

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Rumble in the Alt-Right Thunderdome

by Hannah Gais | Aug 26, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Photo Credit: Official Trump card   With several months of election-related chaos to go, Hillary Clinton took to the stage in Nevada to call out a crackpot movement of Trump supporters that few people have even heard of. On Thursday, the Democratic nominee gave a speech in Reno, Nevada, decrying the so-called alt-right (short for […]

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