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From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond

Gregory. N. Heires Portside
The social breakdown, symbolized by Trump's election and the malign effects of austerity policies serve to destroy faith in neoliberal capitalism. When that faith started to fray, new forms of outsider populist politics emerged left and right.

Progressive Groups Urge Sanders-Warren Unity to Defeat Donald Trump

Jonathan Easley; Jon Queally The Hill
When progressives fight each other, the establishment wins. "For the sake of humanity and the planet, we need a tactical alliance between the Sanders and Warren campaigns. Defeating corporate Democrats and Donald Trump will require no less."

What a Bernie Sanders Presidency Would Look Like

Daniel Denvir In These Times
The possibilities of an “organizer-in-chief.” Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has put forward a genuine Green New Deal, to radically remake the economy to serve ordinary people. One of two cover stories of our dual-sided January issue

What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like

Kathleen Geier In These Times
Warren is a “visionary implementer.” When she defeats President Donald Trump, it would mean an economic populist defeated a corrupt plutocrat, a woman defeated America’s most famous misogynist. one of two cover stories of dual-sided January issue.

Tidbits - Jan. 16, 2020 - Reader Comments: Return of Fascism; Wealth Tax; CNN and Democratic Debate; Imminent Danger and Soleimani Murder; Biden, Buttigieg; Boeing; Australia; Spain; Pesticide Use; Chesa Boudin; Missouri Books Ban, Jail Librarians

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Reader Comments: Return of Fascism; 2/3 Support Wealth Tax; CNN and Democratic Debate; Imminent Danger(?) - Soleimani Murder; Biden and Buttigieg; Boeing; Australia; Spain; Pesticide Use; Chesa Boudin; Missouri Seeks to Burn Books, Jail Librarians;

We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated

George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson The New York Times
Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics. Republican strategists call for defeating Trump and Trumpism, announce Lincoln Project.

We Need to be Once Again United for Peace and Justice

The UFPJ Coordinating Committee United for Peace and Justice
There has been a sea change in the last few weeks, a deepening of the crisis of racial and cultural division in this country, instigated by the President of the United States.

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Net Rupture

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
Charting worldwide disaffection with liberal democracy, the book is a deep dive into Trumpism, Macronism, Brexit and question marks over the European Union, as well as mass movements weary of voting corrupt politicos in and out of office.

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Distant Early Warning of Worse to Come

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
Masterpiece or not, William S. Burroughs' "The Revised Boy Scout Manual": An Electronic Revolution fills a puzzling lacuna in the Beat author's bibliography, and offers an foretaste of the viperous Age of Trump.
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