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The Teflon Donald | Jan 21 2017 | Scott Stager Piatkowski | Why it was so hard for his opponents to put a dent in Donald Trump's support.
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W.H. Auden's poetry resonates on Trump's inauguration day | Jan 20 2017 | Rick Salutin | How did Auden (W.H.) get it so right? He died in 1973, but his lines come to mind during the 21st century's most wracked moments.
Not Rex: The coming dark age of Trump | Jan 19 2017 | Humberto DaSilva | Not Rex delivers an alternative poem in the epic style on the coming dark age of Trump.
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After seven years in prison, Chelsea Manning will walk free | Jan 19 2017 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A worldwide campaign petitioned Barack Obama to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, the longest-held whistleblower in U.S. history. This week Obama issued his decision to free Manning.
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U.S. Senate should reject Jeff Sessions again, 30 years later | Jan 12 2017 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Sen. Sessions has been consistent throughout his career. The Senate Judiciary Committee should be equally consistent and reject Sessions as attorney general.
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As U.S. protectionism surges, Canada implores Washington: But we're friends! | Jan 10 2017 | Duncan Cameron | Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
Ell Williams tests out Local Motors' 3D printed Strati
Women leading energy innovation inside the U.S. government | Jan 9 2017 | Joan Michelson | The U.S. military is the world's biggest consumer of energy, and Katherine Hammack has spent six years working to make it more energy-efficient.
Report about U.S. and Russian interference in elections | Jan 9 2017 | Database of instances of U.S. and Russian interference in foreign elections since the Second World War.
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Justin Trudeau may be the last neoliberal standing | Jan 6 2017 | Rick Salutin | Like the Clintons and Blair, Trudeau exudes empathy for the excluded -- while clinging fiercely to (free) trade deals.
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Obama has the power to protect undocumented immigrants from Trump's mass deportations | Jan 5 2017 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | President Obama can use his immense power of the presidential pardon to de-escalate the war on immigrants, which otherwise, under Trump, threatens to get immeasurably worse.
Obama's expulsion of Russian 'spies' from the U.S. is deeply ironic | Dec 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | There are a lot of people you can blame for Donald Trump -- including the Democrats for running a candidate like Hillary Clinton. But the Russians?
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Donald Trump may have started a new arms race | Dec 30 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The President-elect's vague tweet set off alarms around the world, necessitating a cadre of his inner circle to flood the airwaves with now-routine attempts to explain what their boss "really meant."

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Slavoj Zizek's brilliant analysis of the U.S. election results ikosmos said... RT wrote: The win of Republican Donald Trump in the US presidential elections demonstrates the...
Barack Obama's legacy: Top 10 achievements Unionist said... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.   in
My observations from the U.S. election and a search for wider meanings ikosmos said... Not a bad piece. A few modest points, if you will: 1. Foreign policy. While I don't think this was...
Are the people who put hatred of Hillary above all else happy, now? Bec.De.Corbin said... Freedom of Depress | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS   in
The third U.S. presidential debate Misfit said... I think Trump destroyed himself tonight irreversibly by not committing to accepting the results of...
White men in U.S. are dealing poorly with economic despair SeekingAPoliticalHome said... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/07/suicide-rates-rise-butte... I have hearing about...
Vote for Hilary Clinton or else! says Joe Biden, VP of the United States 6079_Smith_W said... Kind of like what you are telling us here all the time, right ikosmos?   in
GOP scumbag gutter presidential nominee may lead to clean sweep for the Democrats NorthReport said... 2 days before the next debate The Democrats if they keep the high road could well have a clean...
The Trump phenomenon 2 mark_alfred said... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/trump-is-finished-trumpisms-here-... Good article by Wente....
2016 Presidential election campaign 3 NorthReport said... So how much money can Trump steal in the election campaign http://www.slate.com/blogs/...

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