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The Contradictions of the #Resistance

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
Jeff Sessions’ tenure as attorney general was vastly more detrimental to democracy and the rule of law than shuttering Mueller’s investigation could ever be. No one should be nostalgic for his tenure.

55 Years Ago, Someone Blamed a Bombing on a Racist Politician

Michael Harriot The Root
George Wallace was a lot like Donald Trump. His racist rhetoric fueled his constituents. His presidential campaign slogan “Stand Up for America” was the 1968 version of “Make America Great Again." Most of all, he invoked hate and racism.

Trump Is Running Scared of Socialism

Miles Kampf-Lassin Jacobin
Donald Trump’s economic advisers released a bizarre report attacking socialism yesterday. Socialists can only take one lesson from it: we’re winning.

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

John Burnett NPR
On the one hand, Texas is a staunch law-and-order state where conservatives support Trump's immigration agenda; on the other hand, if ICE is too successful, employers are wondering where they're going to find people to man their businesses.
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