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Trump, having given racists permission to come out of the closet, now tells that that, if they really want to make America great again, they need to “toughen up” and start doling out the violence

Since we had our discussion a week or so ago about the circumstances within the Republican party that made Trump’s ascent possible, and whether or not the comparison to Hitler is justified, quite a bit has happened. Most notably, we’ve seen Trump’s aggressive, authoritarian rhetoric intensify. And, with this ramped up rhetoric, we’ve seen a […]

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If the Republicans in the Senate are as concerned as they claim to be over the increasing extremism in their party, says Elizabeth Warren, it’s within their power to do something about it

Elizabeth Warren delivered an incredible speech yesterday on the floor of the Senate directed at the Republicans in that body who, while publicly bemoaning the fact that an extremist like Trump or Cruz is likely to win the nomination of their party, have done little over the past seven years to stop it from happening. […]

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Maybe Donald Trump isn’t Hitler, but I think he’s got potential

[The above public art piece showed up in Atlanta this past December, shortly after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”] For the most part, I try not to suggest that anyone – even those whom I truly despise – are, “like Hitler.” As tempting as it might […]

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Democracy for America’s Jim Dean on the circumstances that led to the creation of Donald Trump, his brother’s support of Clinton, and his belief that Bernie Sanders can go all the way

I had the opportunity to spend some time this afternoon with Jim Dean, the co-founder and chair of Democracy for America (DFA), as he stopped by the Ypsi-Arbor campaign office for Bernie Sanders on his way to Flint. Among other things, we discussed Bernie’s chances in the Michigan Democratic primary, what the Sanders campaign could […]

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I’ve got the Trump Christie campaign slogan, if they want it

Today, as I was eating lunch alone in my car, listening to the radio, an interesting thought crossed my mind. “Which of our country’s established Republican leaders,” I wondered, “would agree to be Trump’s running mate, if they were asked?” While it’s true that, in general, I have a very low opinion of those who […]

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