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From The Atlantic: The Rust Belt Didn’t Have to Happen

Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus, Indiana, thrived while other cities declined, because J. Irwin Miller, its wealthiest and most prominent industrialist, remained deeply rooted in and committed to his city. He used his clout, money, and a visionary progressive approach to build up Columbus for long-term success. A new biography of him called […]

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The Nationalist’s Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination. via The Nationalist’s Delusion I missed this the first time around, but this is really worth reading.

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‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. via ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie Worth a read.

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The Republican Party’s Generational Bet

The GOP is doubling down on its older white base—and hoping the more diverse Millennials don’t show up to the polls. via The Republican Party’s Generational Bet TLDR; The GOP has nothing to offer anyone, except identity politics.

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There Is Only One Trump Scandal

There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public […]

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Donald Trump Reports He’s Getting Rich as President

The president’s submission to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics claims tens of millions of dollars in income from his real-estate empire. via Donald Trump Reports He’s Getting Rich as President If you weren’t in on the con then you were the mark.

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Did Manafort Use Trump to Curry Favor With a Putin Ally?

Did Manafort Use Trump to Curry Favor With a Putin Ally? We are getting close to so what if we colluded with Russia

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Donald Trump Has No Plan for Making America Great Again

Donald Trump Has No Plan for Making America Great Again He didn’t go into specifics because there were no plans. He doesn’t even understand the problems well enough to hire people to come up with plans. He doesn’t have a plan to defeat ISIS. There is no magic healthcare plan. He can not negotiate the […]

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How Late-Night Comedy Fueled the Rise of Trump

How Late-Night Comedy Fueled the Rise of Trump This article is about how conservatives are humorless special snowflakes who act on emotions rather than reason causing them to lash out when their feelings are hurt. Liberals are being asked to self censor to prevent them from being triggered. Nice.

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All the President’s Flip-Flops

All the President’s Flip-Flops I realize that the Dunning Kruger effect is controversial and might not actually exist; but Trump is acting exactly the way a person who over estimates his skill acts when confronted with his lack of skill. He retreats. He becomes child like and adopts the views of those who appear more […]