2016 Election

Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy and Conservative Close-Mindedness | Van Jones Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy and Conservative Close-Mindedness | Van Jones

I think liberals have a very hard time understanding their role in creating the market for Trump. I think we have a view of ourselves that has a bunch of blind spots in it in terms of how we’re showing up. I’ve gone all across the country, I got a chance to go to West…

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Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, Taxes, Trump, Clinton and Weed Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, Taxes, Trump, Clinton and Weed

Let me lay on you what Libertarianism is to me. Once again I’m speaking for myself which is about as Libertarian as you can get. I do not believe I know what’s best for other people. I also don’t believe that other people know what’s best for other people. I can barely make decisions for…

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Why Is A White Nationalist Writing Trump’s Executive Orders? – The Ring Of Fire Why Is A White Nationalist Writing Trump’s Executive Orders? – The Ring Of Fire

Donald Trump has now been in office for seven full days. During those seven full days we have already seen at least 12 executive orders, by the time you watch this likely more than 12. Here’s the thing. How can a guy with absolutely no political experience to speak of come up with so many…

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Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt

Chris Anderson: So, Jon, this feels scary. Jonathan Haidt: Yeah. CA: It feels like the world is in a place that we haven’t seen for a long time. People don’t just disagree in the way that we’re familiar with, on the left-right political divide. There are much deeper differences afoot. What on earth is going…

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A White Nationalist Is Now In Charge Of National Security – The Ring Of Fire A White Nationalist Is Now In Charge Of National Security – The Ring Of Fire

Over the past weekend Donald Trump made an unprecedented move by demoting and firing members of the National Security Council and in their place promoting top advisor Steve Bannon to essentially run the National Security Council. Steve Bannon, a white nationalist, a man who has given a voice to white nationalists and white supremacists all…

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Joe Biden Slams Republicans For Their “Phony Nationalism” That’s Destroying America Joe Biden Slams Republicans For Their “Phony Nationalism” That’s Destroying America

Earlier this week, at an event sponsored by Axios, former vice president Joe Biden ripped into the Republican party by attacking what he called their phony nationalism by saying it’s destroying the social fabric of the United States. Here’s the thing, Joe Biden is 100% right. If you actually think that the Republican party cares…

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Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump

“He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured ok? I hate to tell you.” The 2016 Republican presidential nominee disregards the norms of adult behavior. He disregards the norms of American democracy as we know it. “It should be heartbreaking to every American that we have a frontrunner who…

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Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba

AMY GOODMAN: Here on Democracy Now!, I’m Amy Goodman with Juan Gonzalez. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into Russian meddling into the 2016 election, we take a look back at Washington’s record of meddling in elections across the globe. By one count, the United States has interfered in more than…

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