BEST OF 2016 / TRUMP TAKES OVER

Donald Trump and the Other Half of America “Democrats argue that Donald Trump is trying to divide us by scaring us. That misses the point: We're already divided. And half are already scared. Regardless of…

TRUMP INSPIRED HATE-CRIMES: REAL THREAT OR HYSTERIA?

“The Best Way to Stop Normalizing Hate Crimes Is to Talk More About the People Who Act as Allies” (Aradhna Krishna, Quartz, 12 December 2016) “This hostile climate has prompted social justice advocates to warn…

IDENTITY POLITICS AND A FRACTURED AMERICA

“The Curse and Failure of Identity Politics” (Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch, 8 February 2016) “As the seas continue to rise and the rich continue to plunder, people will seek truly radical alternatives, not liberal rubbish." “Identity…

TRUMP’S TEAM: YOU’RE HIRED!

“Trump's First Three Appointees Sound a Lot Like Him, and That's Troubling” (Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Times, 18 November 2016) “Trump promised to change Washington, so it would be foolish to expect him to…