Posts in Politics
Stop Worrying about F--ing Russia

The more we focus on the story of what he and Russia did, the more we keep our eyes off of Steve Bannon’s very real and pressing dangers. We forget about Travel Ban 2.0, killing worker safety laws, and stripping the financial sector of any semblance of public responsibility (AKA The Big Short, pt. 2). Trump may seem “on the ropes” over Russia, but there is still no evidence of any wrong-doing. It’s still just media conjecture and baseless spin — two areas where Donald Trump can actually claim to be an expert.

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Fighting Trump with the Only Album That Matters

American activism, particularly liberal activism, has a complicated relationship with anger. In moderation, it’s always succeeded as a rallying cry, from the tea parties to the Tea Party. But just as often it is shoved to the side or chided, the Malcom Xs and Ferguson Riots scolded for their lack of discipline. Anger, though tolerated to a point, supposedly threatens real “progress,” as if anything except pure, non-violent protest is actively destroying our chances for change. But what’s the power of non-violence without the threat of more dramatic action to back it up?

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