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The Black Vote and Mr. Trump

Gary Phillips The Stansbury Forum
While I find comfort in Malcolm X’s observation to better have a processed head than a processed mind, this election reminds us of the often stated point that African Americans are not a monolith any more than other ethnic or racial groups...

The Other Swing Voter

Ibram X. Kendi The Atlantic
No one’s paying much attention to one chunk of the electorate that could prove decisive in 2020. To recognize the other swing voter is to decenter the white moderate in the body politic—where she and especially he has been positioned.

The Contours of Atlanta’s Policing Debate

George Chidi The Intercept
Why most of the city’s Black council members shot down a proposal to defund the police. There’s no consensus in the African American community here about what to do, even now, even after all of this.

Readers Respond Reflections on the Sanders Campaign so Far

Geoffrey Jacques; Sam Lewis; Carl Davidson; Dolores Dwyer; Lucy Fried; Paul Buhle; Micheal Crockford; Daniel Millstone; Louis Diamond; Damon L. Fordham; Robert Wayne Johnson Portside
Portside readers respond to two articles on the elections, and how best to remove Donald Trump from the White House and the GOP from controlling the Senate, and defeating Republicans at the state level - the down-ballot races.

Make a Hard-Nosed Assessment, Adjust Strategy, and Fight

Charles Lenchner; Libero della Piana; Stephanie Luce; Bob Wing; Rebecca Gordon; Bob Seltzer Organizing Upgrade
The results on Super Tuesday were not what almost anyone across the political spectrum expected. For backers of Bernie Sanders and other left and progressive activists they have set off a wide-ranging conversation about the balance of forces...

The Right-Wing War on American Voters

Bob Moser Right Wing Watch
Anyone who imagined, after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, that the Republican right had maxxed out the possibilities for suppressing the votes of people unlikely to vote for its candidates was sorely mistaken.

Voting While Black

Fredreka Schouten CNN
How activists are racing to create a midterm Black wave.

How the Anti-Trump Resistance Is Organizing Its Outrage

Charlotte Alter Time
If Democrats retake one or both houses of Congress in November, it will be largely because of this emerging national network of progressive organizers. But winning the midterms is just the first step in a movement designed to rebuild and transform.
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