December 5, 2016

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“The Dangers of Anti-Trumpism”, Cinzia Arruzza, Jacobin

Comparison between Donald Trump and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi abounded throughout the presidential election campaign and have only proliferated since Trump declared victory.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/trump-trumpism-opposition-democrats-protests-berlusconi/
“Potential DNC Leader Keith Ellison’s Controversial Law School Columns Show Anger, Not Bigotry ” Zaid Jilani,  The Intercept

NPR recently carried out something between good journalism and an outright hit on the legislator from Minnesota who is poised to be the next chair of the DNC for his relationship to the controversial Nation of Islam (an American black separatist group loosely based on the teaching of the Prophet). A little context paints a clearer image of Rep Ellison.

https://theintercept.com/2016/12/01/potential-dnc-leader-keith-ellisons-controversial-law-school-columns-show-anger-not-bigotry/
“A Right-Wing Academic Witch Hunt is Underway”, Sophia A McClennen, Alternet

This list that Rachael brought up over TG is frighteningly reminiscent of McCarthyism, which the American Left has never fully recovered from.
Turning Point’s founder and executive director Charlie Kirk wrote a blog to explain that the purpose of the list was to expose professors who are out of line: “Throughout the next 120 days, Turning Point USA will be running ads to make sure students, faculty, and and administrators see that these professors made the Professor Watchlist.” The 22-year-old closes his post with the chilling phrase: “We believe these people need to be exposed.”

http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/academic-witch-hunts-are-back-new-mccarthyism-sign-stupidity-post-truth-era
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“A School of Life for Atheists” On Being

Alain de Botton is a philosopher who likes the best of religion, but doesn’t believe in God. He says that the most boring question you can ask of any religion is whether it is true. But how to live, how to die, what is good, and what is bad — these are questions religion has sophisticated ways of addressing. So he’s created The School of Life — where people young and old explore ritual, community, beauty, and wisdom. He explains why these ideas shouldn’t be reserved just for believers.

http://www.onbeing.org/program/alain-de-botton-school-life-atheists/4821
“Democracy Now! Special: Bernie Sanders on Trump’s Victory & the Need to Rebuild the Democratic Party” Democracy Now!

In a Democracy Now! special, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Amy Goodman at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Monday night in his most extensive broadcast interview since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton two weeks ago. He began by speaking about Donald Trump’s election night victory and the need to rebuild the Democratic Party.

https://democracynow.org/2016/11/29/democracy_now_special_bernie_sanders_on
Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!

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