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Insights into Trumpism With the Gloves Off

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Trump Outrageous: Three Views

Bhaskar Sunkara, editor, Jacobin
July 20, 2019

Eve Ensler, playwright, The Vagina Monologues
July 11, 2019

Joe Walsh, Republican talk radio host 
July 17, 2019
Washington Post


Trump’s Authoritarian Playbook

By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
July 19, 2019

On leader-follower relationships in authoritarianism and the fascist purpose in targeting Ilhan Omar at the Greenville, North Carolina rally.

The Long, Sordid History Behind Trump’s ‘Go Back’ 

By Zoe Greenberg 
July 15, 2019
Boston Globe

Even after the 19th century, the idea that American citizenship is or should be fundamentally a white privilege has stubbornly held.


Republican Support for Trump Rises

By Chris Kahn
July 16, 2019

His net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week. Among independents, about three out of 10 said they approved of Trump, down from four out of 10 a week ago.

Two Distinct White Working Classes

By Thomas B. Edsall
June 26, 2019
New York Times

One is solidly Republican and will stay that way; the other leans Democratic. And then there are the in-betweeners.

Trump's California Funders

By Ben Christopher
July 20, 2019
Vallejo Times-Herald

New campaign finance statistics show that President Donald Trump raised $3.2 million—more money from the California donor class than all of his Democratic challengers, but two.