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Thursday, December 8, 2016
White revolt of 2016

Fighting Back Against The White Revolt Of 2016

November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.

December 7, 2016
Xavier Becerra, newly nominated California attorney general, will resist Trump agenda

Democratic California Prepares To Resist Trump Agenda

“Immigrants are a part of California’s history, our culture, and our society,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump’s calls to deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. “We are telling the next Administration and Congress: if you want to get to them, you have to go through us.”

December 5, 2016
A young boy holds U.S. flags as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration in Washington, November 20, 2015.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump Has Broad Power To Implement Immigration Policies

The easiest immigration promise for Trump to fulfill is his vow to reverse Obama’s executive orders like DACA, which could be done with the stroke of a pen.

December 5, 2016
Trumplandia, PA

Welcome To Trumplandia, Pennsylvania

Luzerne County in Pennsylvania flipped from supporting Obama by five points in 2012 to a 20-point victory for Trump. The people of true-blue Luzerne County are still pissed off, and dying to tell you why.

December 5, 2016
Minorities trump

How Will ‘We’ Survive A President Trump?

If our calamitous past has taught us anything it should be that mere survival is not enough. And assurances that “we will survive” refer to a privileged and limited “we.”

December 1, 2016
Donald Trump Border Wall

Donald Trump’s Campaign Promises: Keeping Score

A look at some of the policies Trump so far has revised—or even completely reversed—since his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton on November 8.

November 30, 2016
Sessions can shape immigration policy as AG

Without Changing A Single Law, Sessions Can Shape Tougher Immigration Policies

While most enforcement of immigration law rests with agencies in the Department of Homeland Security, offices in the Justice Department also play a major role in administering immigration law, including how quickly migrants are deported.

November 25, 2016
Minority voters

Post-Election Racial Polarization and Growing Tension Among Minorities

Donald Trump won the presidency with less support from black and Hispanic voters than any president in 40 years, highlighting deep national divisions that have fueled incidents of racial and political confrontation.

November 23, 2016

Trump’s Authoritarian Presidency: Echoes Of 1930s Germany And 1950s McCarthyism Abound

America under Donald Trump is entering an uncharted authoritarian era. There are myriad events that everyone is seeing and unfolding behind closed doors that are forming a prologue to Trump’s authoritarian rule.

November 22, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at third and final presidential debate

Trump’s First Promises Since Winning Election Leave Out Border Wall, NAFTA, and Muslim Ban

Trump instead made five more modest promises in an effort to soften his message while he establishes an inner circle of hard-liners, including Steve Bannon.

November 22, 2016
Republicans ask for bipartisanship after 8 years of obstructing Obama's policies

GOP Obstructionists Now Insist We All Must Back Our New President

Never mind that Republicans obstruction and disrespect for President Obama endured eight long years. Now that Reince Priebus has landed the position of White House chief of staff, he’s just in love with bipartisanship and finding common ground.

November 21, 2016
Tech Visas Trump and Sessions

Tech Worker Visas Face Uncertain Future Under Trump, Sessions

H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the program, may now have to fight a rear-guard action to protect it.

November 21, 2016
Trump yells at media

6 Despicable Things President-Elect Trump Has Done This Week

It has been one of the longest weeks in human history and the Trump presidency has not even begun yet. Here is a partial list of the both the horrors and the mere affronts to decency Trump has visited upon us this week.

November 20, 2016
Trump to cast wider net to deport illegal immigrants

Trump To Throw A Wider Net To Deport Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s advisers will seek to widen that net to include migrants who have been charged but not convicted, suspected gang members and drug dealers, and people charged with such immigration violations as illegal re-entry and overstaying visas, as well as lower-level misdemeanors

November 15, 2016
Identity politics Democrats

Democrats Must Drop Identity Politics

Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics. That’s because at a certain point, “inclusivity” takes on the air of exclusivity.

November 15, 2016
Trump says U.S. will deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants

Trump Says U.S. Will Try To Deport 3 Million Undocumented Immigrants

“People that are criminal and have criminal records … probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said.

November 13, 2016
Trump dreamers

Will Trump Feed ‘Dreamers’ To The Wolves?

Trump will need to throw a tasty morsel to supporters, something to prove that he’s still their man. The easiest group to cast into that den will be the young people flourishing under Obama’s executive action on immigration.

November 13, 2016
Trump campaign promises

Supporters To Trump: Break Campaign Promises At Your Peril

After a presidential race fueled by brash but constantly shifting policy proposals, Trump’s millions of followers say if he does anything less than take a wrecking ball to business-as-usual Washington, they will be disappointed.

November 12, 2016
Confident Trump's first 100 days

16 Deplorable Things To Expect From Trump’s First 100 Days

If you look at the promises and platforms put forth by Trump, the Obama years are poised to vanish, as a crueler, colder and more draconian America comes into view.

November 10, 2016
Anti-Trump protesters take to the streets

Thousands Of Anti-Trump Protesters Take To The Streets

In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted “Not my president.”

November 10, 2016
Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio defeated in Arizona

Democrat Defeats Anti-Immigrant Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The loss by the embattled sheriff came as he faced a criminal contempt charge for violating a court order against racial profiling.

November 9, 2016
GOP platform Paul Ryan

50 Extreme Right-Wing Proposals From The 2016 GOP Platform

Before Trump turned the Republican nominating contest into a battle of boasts and bullying, right-wing extremists had dominated the party. Their platform, not surprisingly, goes even further to the right than what’s even been heard from Trump.

November 8, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a news conference regarding issues on undocumented immigrants in Beverly Hills, California

What’s The Evidence Of An Immigrant Crime Wave?

Trump has focused on public safety in almost apocalyptic terms, describing Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and warning that America risks a wave of illegal immigration that would result in “thousands of more violent horrible crimes.” Unfortunately, the broader facts tended to get trampled when tragic cases are politicized and the public is led to believe that immigrants are responsible for a crime wave.

October 28, 2016
A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos

Network Evening Newscasts Have Abandoned Policy Coverage For 2016 Campaign

Since the beginning of 2016, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News have devoted just 32 minutes to issues coverage. Just eight years ago, the network newscasts devoted 220 minutes to issues coverage.

October 27, 2016
Supreme Court

Poll: Racial Discrimination, Supreme Court Influencing Voters More Than The Economy

While the economy is important to voters, it’s not having a powerful effect on their vote, the poll found. The Supreme Court, immigration, and racial discrimination were all cited as top issues for voters.

October 25, 2016