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Trump fans, welcome to the backlash against your backlash. It’s only just getting started.

Peo­ple all across the Dis­unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca, dis­gust­ed with Don­ald Trump’s vic­to­ry in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, have tak­en to the streets to protest the foul-mouthed neo­fas­cist, with many declar­ing “He’s Not My Pres­i­dent.” In city after city, from Den­ver to Chica­go to Los Ange­les to San Fran­cis­co and Oak­land to New York to […]

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California’s Democratic leaders offer a fitting, appropriate response to Trump’s “triumph”

Hillary Clin­ton, Barack Oba­ma, and oth­er nation­al Demo­c­ra­t­ic fig­ures are show­ing a lot of def­er­ence to Don­ald Trump in the hours fol­low­ing the pro­jec­tion of his like­ly vic­to­ry in the Elec­toral Col­lege — per­haps owing to their belief that def­er­ence is required to ensure a peace­ful tran­si­tion of pow­er. Said Clin­ton: Don­ald Trump is going to […]

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As darkness envelops American democracy, Washington State charts a progressive path

Cat­a­stro­phe. Dev­as­tat­ing. Tragedy. Those are some of the words I’m see­ing being used in an attempt to describe the out­come of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, which end­ed last night in a series of dark, dis­turb­ing defeats for Hillary Clin­ton and the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty. And yet, while vot­ers in Michi­gan, Wis­con­sin, and Penn­syl­va­nia were hand­ing the nation’s […]