Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Campuses Confront Hostile Acts Against Minorities After Donald Trump’s Election
(NYT)
     The fliers depicting men in camouflage, wielding guns and an American flag, appeared in men’s restrooms throughout Texas State University: “Now that our man Trump is elected,” they said. “Time to organize tar and feather vigilante squads and go arrest and torture those deviant university leaders spouting off that diversity garbage.”....

Why We Need a New Democratic Party
(Robert Reich)
     The old Democratic Party has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of the moneyed interests.
     It has been taken over by Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts, and pollsters who have focused on raising campaign money from corporate and Wall Street executives and getting votes from upper middle-class households in “swing” suburbs....

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