The P.C. Culture Problem

Republicans used the Congress of the United States and the Justice Department as political tools to destroy the Presidential candidate favored by the majority of Americans. Now they control the Presidency. Civility is not an option any more.

"But as the divide between the left and the right deepen, Pareene thinks we need to acknowledge that we're in the midst of "a fight between different interests and different goals." He reasoned that "it's not the job of the left to sit down and talk it out" with conservatives who are actively fighting against their interests and ideology. "You don't get anywhere with civility when you lose," he told me. "The response has to be 'fight in every available method.'""

ORIGINAL PAGE HERE

Mon Nov 28 2016 12:56:00 GMT-0600 (CST)

Wisconsin 2016 Election Results and the Rise of Dark Money

"the University of Wisconsin, the pioneer state university in using its research facilities for the general good of the people of the state, home of The Wisconsin Idea, just fell out of the National Science Foundation's list of Top Five research universities for the first time since 1972. Nice work, Scott. Keep an eye on Wisconsin. It's the lab rat for a lot of really terrible ideas."

ORIGINAL PAGE HERE

Mon Nov 28 2016 12:42:41 GMT-0600 (CST)

Divisions in My Dorm Room

It's rare that I think the NY Times is pandering at a level that is truly awful but, this to exploit the sappy embarrassment of a child is low. This girl decided that racism, ridicule and cruelty were an acceptable price to pay for a completely unfounded Trump was better than Clinton because "we needed to focus on domestic issues". Then, after selling minorities and common decency down the river, this is her solution.

Maybe NYT was right to shine a spotlight on this fatuous crap but, it's disgusting.

"If we see one another not as a Clinton supporter or a Trump supporter, but as human, perhaps we can discover empathy in the troubled nation in which we exist."

ORIGINAL PAGE HERE

Mon Nov 28 2016 09:39:57 GMT-0600 (CST)

Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

"This is where the Electoral College comes in. Tribe notes that the Electoral College was “originally conceived by Framers like Alexander Hamilton as a vital safeguard against the assumption of the Presidency by an ‘unfit character’ or one incapable of serving faithfully to ‘execute the Office of President of the United States [and] preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.’”"

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Jon Stewart on President-elect Trump

Jon Stewart asserts, and I agree with this fact if not the interpretation, that it is wrong to treat all Trump supporters as racists or as all being the same in any other way. (I disagree in that I think that they all, by definition, are fine with allowing racists to run roughshod over the landscape.)

He also reminds us, and here I agree, that we are at yet another battle on the road to a decent society that embraces diversity and the future. This situation is like the one faced in the sixties by the Freedom Riders against the KKK and others. It is not time for the next fight.

I draw from this interview the reminder that this is not a time for despair. It is a time for resistance. It is a time for all decent people to marshall their resources. Donate to Planned Parenthood, subscribe to good newspapers, give Trump supporters no peace. Hit the streets.

I dream of a culture of continuous street protest. Every city in the country should be spending fortunes dealing with people on the street saying, "Clean air. Fight corporations. No wall. We love our immigrant brothers and sisters." Donald Trump should never open his mouth without a million people shouting back.

Tue Nov 22 2016 09:16:51 GMT-0600 (CST)