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‘If this is America, with a cabinet of terrorized toadies genuflecting to the Great Leader, a vice president offering a compliment every 12 seconds to Mussolini’s understudy, and a White House that believes in “alternative facts,” then it is time to “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.”’. Read Roger Cohen‘s article at nytimes.com.
Watch this two minute video from the Conan O’Brien show.
The Liberal Redneck has a message for the decent people of Alabama: You don’t have to let the nasty stereotypes prevail on Tuesday. Watch at CrooksAndLiars.com. About 3 minutes
We progressives have to improve the way we communicate our messages. Our facts are so good that it’s tempting to rely on them. But people are busy with their lives so we have to communicate those facts so they’re easy to understand. Author Drew Westen is one of the foremost authorities on exactly this subject. Below are some samples of his writing from one of his YouTube videos. He starts talking at about 3:30 and his talk is about an hour. His book “The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation” was published in 2008 but is still very relevant today. His website is here.
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The White House continues making up Fake News to raise funds and build its list of supporters. Read more at HuffingtonPost.com
“It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible.” Read more at TheGuardian.com
David Brooks says “If politics is going to get better we need better myths, unifying ones that are built on social equality. But we also need to put politics in its place.” Read more at Ames Tribune
“Nothing Trump ever says has a second paragraph. His whole shtick is just a first paragraph … Every box just marks an applause line he needed somewhere to get elected.” Watch at MSNBC.com About 8 minutes.
“Sen. John McCain warned of the dangers that … nationalist and isolationist ideas pose to democracy in a speech at the US Naval Academy.” Read more at CNN.com
Here are a few things Secretary of State Rex Tillerson definitely hasn’t called Mr. Trump (yet). Watch on Stephen Colbert’s YouTube channel. About one minute long.
“The Plot to Hack America” is Malcolm Nance’s book about the successful Russian hack of the 2016 U.S. election. Hear him talk about it at the International Spy Museum. Just over an hour.
Read more at the HuffingtonPost.com.
Senator Bernie Sanders campaign promise to make public university education free could be funded by the Senate’s Sept 19 military spending increase. And with money to spare. Read more at TheIntercept.com.
Samantha Bee explains how Republicans are intentionally sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) here. About 7 minutes. Her show airs Wednesday evenings on TBS.
While covering the recent hurricanes around the clock, the mainstream media is almost completely ignoring the effects of climate change. Read more at DemocracyNow.org.