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Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth

John Pilger teleSUR
Assange remains a political refugee from the war-making dark state of which Donald Trump is a caricature and Hillary Clinton the embodiment.

Students in 2016: Study, Study, Vote

Nancy Thomas and Ishara Casellas Connors The Conversation
A new study reveals that more, and more diverse, US college students voted in 2016. What are the implications for future elections?

Clinton Lost Because PA, WI, and MI Have High Casualty Rates and Saw Her as Pro-war, Study Says

Philip Weiss Mondoweiss
An important new study has come out showing that Clinton paid for this arrogance: professors argue that Clinton lost the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan in last year’s presidential election because they had some of the highest casualty rates during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and voters there saw Clinton as the pro-war candidate.

Sidelining Science Since Day One

J Carter, G Goldman, G Reed, G Reed, M Halpern, A Rosenberg Union of Concerned Scientists
This administration and its allies in Congress are undermining science-based policies, violating the principles of scientific integrity, showing contempt for the role of science in general, and seeking to dismantle the very processes by which science informs public policy.

Democrats’ Turnout in Georgia Blew Past Typical Off-Year Levels

Nate Cohn New York Times
The battle for control of the House will be fought in large part in Republican-leaning districts like Georgia’s Sixth, and a strong Democratic turnout alone probably won’t be enough to win a high-turnout election. The Democrats must face the additional challenge of mobilizing young, nonwhite and especially Black voters. The race suggests that Democrats will probably be disappointed if they hope to increase the Black share of the electorate with traditional mobilization.

Are Demographics Really Destiny for the GOP?

Ronald Brownstein The Atlantic
A new analysis of the 2016 electorate offers warning signs to Republicans, whose base continues to shrink. (There are red lights flashing Democrats' way, too.)

Why Did Trump Win? More Whites - and Fewer Blacks - Actually Voted..

Bernard Fraga, Sean McElwee, Jesse Rhodes, Brian Schaffner Washington Post
Black turnout declined dramatically; white turnout increased noticeably; and Latino and Asian American turnout went up even more. In the key swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, those shifts were especially strong. How strong? Without those shifts in turnout from various racial and ethnic groups, these pivotal states might have gone not to Trump but to Clinton — giving Clinton an electoral college victory.

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Yikes! New Behind-the-Scenes Book Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
Two veteran Washington reporters mine a host of anonymous sources to give us a devastating portrait of a Hillary Clinton presidential effort that was a campaign without either a mission or a vision. Matt Taibbi takes a look.
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