Offering asides, recommended links, blogworthy quotations, and more, In Brief is the Northwest Progressive Institute's microblog of world, national, and local politics.

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RedmondLights: Celebrating winter traditions

RedmondLights: Celebrating winter traditions

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Trump did not really flip white working-class voters in the Rust Belt. Mostly, Democrats lost them.

— Konstantin Kilibarda and Daria Roithmayr: The myth of the Rust Belt revolt

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How we won the fight for $15

Civic Skunk Works’ Paul Constant explains how we won the fight for $15 and how progressives can keep moving forward in Donald Trump’s America.

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Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives.

Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

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Bernie Sanders fields a question about changing America's media

Bernie Sanders fields a question about changing America's media

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Waiting for Bernie: It'll be a packed house for the Seattle stop of Sanders' Our Revolution book tour

Waiting for Bernie: It'll be a packed house for the Seattle stop of Sanders' Our Revolution book tour

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Rural Democrats: Party ignored us, suffered the consequences

“Strategists say candidates need to emphasize broadband internet for all, consider advertising in rural newspapers, radio,” reports Alex Roarty.

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[N]ow that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported.

— Marc Elias: Listening and responding to calls for an audit and recount

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Inside a fake news sausage factory: ‘This is all about income’

“A computer science student in a former Soviet republic found there was money to made mixing real and made-up stories, as long as they were pro-Trump,” The New York Times reports.

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It wouldn't be #Thanksgiving without... (Stuffing, pie, mashed potatoes, cranberries, asparagus, sweet potatoes) | What are your Turkey Day staples?

It wouldn't be #Thanksgiving without… (Stuffing, pie, mashed potatoes, cranberries, asparagus, sweet potatoes) | What are your Turkey Day staples?

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Happy Thanksgiving from NPI!

Happy Thanksgiving from NPI!

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A Minority President

Linguist and progressive strategist George Lakoff discusses why the polls failed, and what the majority can do.

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A letter of thanks to King and Snohomish counties for ST3

Addressing King and Snohomish voters, who supported Sound Transit 3, Tacoma News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll writes on behalf of people in Pierce County to say thanks for “saving our transportation bacon”.

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Here’s how to report fake news on Facebook

“Many people don’t realize that you can report fake news when you see it on Facebook. This helps stop it from spreading. The problem is that the option is kind of hidden. So here’s how to use it,” writes BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman.

 

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Packed from the moment it opened: Redmond now has its own Costco warehouse

Packed from the moment it opened: Redmond now has its own Costco warehouse

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Sunset at Cannon Beach on a warm November day, with The Needles in the foreground

Sunset at Cannon Beach on a warm November day, with The Needles in the foreground

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Trump weighing Muslim registry, says adviser

Can you say “unconstitutional”? “Un-American”?

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The NPI team wishes you a peaceful and blessed Veterans Day from our annual retreat in Cannon Beach, Oregon

The NPI team wishes you a peaceful and blessed Veterans Day from our annual retreat in Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Willapa Bay, Washington

Willapa Bay, Washington

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Sound Transit boardmembers laud voters for passing ST3

Sound Transit boardmembers laud voters for passing ST3

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Progressive ballot measures won big on Tuesday — and not just in Washington

“Frustrated by a do-nothing Congress, voters took policy matters into their own hands on Tuesday by passing state ballot proposals to legalize marijuana, approve new transportation projects, raise state minimum wages and strengthen gun control laws. That these progressive measures won is an indication that voters are moving left on many issues, despite Donald Trump’s victory,” the New York Times notes.

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