Thursday, December 15, 2016

For your reading pleasure (or grief)--a look at America's "Brave New Trump World"

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Miami, Florida U.S. November 2,  2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Texas electors face threats for defecting: 'Vote for Trump or we rape your wife and daughters'

After the election last month, Art Sisneros announced that he was resigning as an elector because he did not think Trump was "biblically qualified" to be president.
Comedian Jon Laster (YouTube)

White man taunts black comedian: Trump's victory entitles me to call you a ni***r

Comedian Jon Laster was performing at the Gotham Comedy Club in Chelsea, Manhattan when he reached "a boiling point" of personal frustration.
Jack Kingston (Facebook)

Trump allies turn up in Moscow to talk end to sanctions and bash critical Putin news as 'fake'

Some of Donald Trump's former campaign advisors are spending this week in Moscow, as questions swirl about Russia's involvement in the U.S. election and the president-elect's foreign business interests.
Donald Trump (ABC News)

New Trump tweet raises more questions about Russia's role in US political hacking

The reports of Russian hacking have raised concerns among both political parties in Congress, with top Republicans breaking with Trump to call for closer scrutiny.
Profile view of Donald J Trump, presidential candidate, at the Boca Raton, FL Rally on March 13th, 2016 (Windover Way Photography /

These are the 10 dark conspiracy theories that consume the mind of Donald Trump

Trump seemingly can't, or chooses not to, distinguish fact from fiction. He has a long history of adopting conspiracy theories.
A woman hides behind a book (Shutterstock).

Professor goes into hiding after pro-Trump right-wingers bombard her with death threats

Ever since Donald Trump won last month's presidential election, some of his more ardent supporters have taken to targeting left-wing academics as part of a coordinated harassment campaign.

Christian right-wingers are excited about the Trump presidency — here's why that's completely frightening

Trump catered to them, and it worked—even on evangelical leaders who were skeptical of his commitment.
National Policy Institute members and Tila Tequila give Nazi salutes (Twitter)

The white nationalist 'alt-right' movement mourns the loss of an ethnic community that never existed

"We're the establishment now." The loosely organized, yet newly emboldened, white nationalist coalition Spencer lays claim to as president and director of the National Policy Institute, found itself living out its own dream.
(Photo: by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

1,200 historians warn Trump is poised to use 'hysteria and untruths to trample people's rights'

The scholars believe Trump's rhetoric and demagoguery are similar to not only that of Joe McCarthy, but of the kind of rhetoric used to justify the mass internment of Japanese Americans.