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Trump’s rise: How “legitimate” people and institutions become enablers

Don’t kid yourself: With help from people and institutions viewed by the voting public as “legitimate,” Donald Trump could win. Many mistakes of omission have been made as Donald Trump has surged toward the Republican nomination: The Republican party didn’t take him seriously; Democrats laughed; the mainstream media treated him as an entertaining ratings booster;…

Bernie Sanders' Accomplishments

Bernie Sanders’ accomplishments

This list of Bernie Sanders’ accomplishments is for those who think Bernie Sanders has achieved “nothing” in his time in office, or think he’s an uncompromising leftist ideologue who doesn’t know how to “get things done,” or who think he couldn’t possibly achieve anything as president. These ideas are floating around Facebook, so I think it’s time…

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Donald Trump and the Evangelical Industrial Complex

Republicans tend to believe that the bulwark of their strength comes from those people who are very conservative, which includes the millions of Evangelical Christians in the United States. In order to appeal to these groups, Republicans do, used to take on the mantle of what linguist George Lakoff has called “the stern father image.”…