Better a smart ass than an ignorant pachyderm

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Donald Trump/Elections/Repubs

Thank you, Trump voters, for this wonderful joke

GARRISON KEILLOR, THE WASHINGTON POST | It’s a wonderful satire right out of Twain or Thurber. A minority of the electorate goes for the loosest and least knowledgeable candidate, certain that he will lose and their votes will be only harmless protest, a middle finger to Washington, and then — whoa. The joke comes true. You put a whoopee cushion on your father’s chair and he sits down and it barks and he has a massive coronary. You wanted to get a rise out of him and instead he falls down dead. Very funny. Keep Reading

Trump the money-grubber

Republicans are already making it clear: Trump can do whatever he wants

THE WASHINGTON POST | We’ve never had a president whose business created as many potential conflicts of interest as Donald Trump, and at the same time we’ve never had a president who cared less about conflicts of interest as Donald Trump. Indeed, he and his children are making it quite clear that they will use the presidency as a tool to make as much money as they can. Keep Reading

Racism in America
Destroying Democracy

The Horror of Lynchings Lives On

THE NEW YORK TIMES, EDITORIAL | The time when African-Americans were publicly hanged, burned and dismembered for insisting on their rights or for merely talking back to whites is nearer in history than many Americans understand. The horror of these crimes still weighs heavily on black communities in the South, where lynching memories are often vivid. Keep Reading

Voter Suppression, by DonkeyHotey

Why Does Donald Trump Lie About Voter Fraud?

THE NEW YORK TIMES, EDITORIAL | The long-running Republican war against the right to vote has now gone national at the instigation of President-elect Donald Trump, who has promoted the lie that millions of illegal votes were cast in the presidential election. There is not a scintilla of evidence for this claim, and Mr. Trump’s own lawyers have admitted as much Keep Reading

Stupid is as stupid does
Donald Trump/I Told You So

Donald Trump Thrusts Taiwan Back on the Table, Rattling a Region

THE NEW YORK TIMES | Over the past two decades, Taiwan has slipped from its position atop the list of flash points in the complex relationship between the United States and China. In meetings between President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, it has typically come up after half a dozen more pressing issues, like trade, cyberattacks and Beijing’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea. Keep Reading

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