From TNR, Jedediah Purdy on America's new opposition: From Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, the Left has been reborn — can it find a way to harness the populist uprising that brought Trump to power?; several authors on 10 ways to take on Trump; and Brian Beutler on how the Left needs to get real — and get ready to lose many fights. The Fugitive Slave Act galvanized the abolitionist movement — Trump's Muslim ban could do the same for a new resistance. Can marches become a movement? Michael Tomasky interviews Theda Skocpol, co-author with Vanessa Williamson of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism. Sarah Kliff on why liberals are the new tea party.

This poll is the best news liberals have had in a long time. Henry Farrell on the condition we're in, and the various possibilities for pushing back using civil society. Progressives pour cash into anti-Trump resistance. Capitol Hill mom directs thousands of anti-Trump activists with texts sent from her living room. Forget protest: Trump's actions warrant a general national strike. Where's the best place to resist Trump? At work — from solidarity strikes to slowdowns and sit-ins, workplace revolt is a key strategy in opposing the new administration. After trying everything else, Democrats have decided to listen to their voters. Compromising with Trump: Joshua Cherniss on democracy lessons from Havel and Michnik.


There’s something very weird happening inside Russia’s cybersecurity world. The spies who love Putin: How the FSB's loyalty to Russia's president made it the country's most powerful intelligence agency. J. Paul Goode (Bath): Love for the Motherland (or Why Cheese is More Patriotic than Crimea). Putin’s great patriotic pseudoscience: Russia has a proud history of scientific inquiry and advancement — now the Kremlin is investing in academic kooks and conspiracies. Leon Neyfakh on the craziest black market in Russia: It’s not for oil or guns, it’s for plagiarized dissertations — and every self-respecting doctor, lawyer, and politician in the country wants one.


From the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, a special issue on the 75 years since the death of Henri Bergson. Brady Robards (Tasmania) and Sian Lincoln (LJMU): Making It “Facebook Official”: Reflecting on Romantic Relationships Through Sustained Facebook Use. Israeli officials actually don’t want the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem. “Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes they’re very wrong”: Will Hutton interviews Amartya Sen on Brexit, Trump and real news. Abby Ohlheiser on the cult of the paranoid Medium post. Jeff Guo on the jobs that really smart people avoid. Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem? Jerome Groopman reviews The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves by Charles Fernyhough.


Jeremy Kidd (Mercer) and Riddhi Sohan Dasgupta and James Cleith Phillips (UC-California): Searching for Justice Scalia: Measuring the "Scalia-ness" of the Next Potential Member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Originalism is dumb: Neil Gorsuch adheres to an intellectually pretentious, politically opportunistic doctrine. Scott Lemieux on the originalism, textualism and strict constructionism of Neil Gorsuch. Richard Primus on the Gorsuch nomination: Diversions from, and opportunities for, defending the Republic. A "no" to Gorsuch is a "yes" to democracy: Democrats must oppose Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS. Why Democrats should hold the line and filibuster against Neil Gorsuch (and more and more). Democrats should use the coming court fight to spotlight Trump's authoritarianism — here's how.


Email shows Trump team initiated effort to replace all Inspectors General. President Trump isn’t a fan of dissent — inside or outside the government. Most of Trump’s executive orders aren’t actually executive orders — here’s why that matters (and more) Where are the “All Lives Matter” supporters now? While thousands of Americans flooded to airports around the country in protest this weekend, one specific group of self-proclaimed angels were missing. “Why let ’em in?”: Understanding Bannon’s worldview and the policies that follow. Steve Bannon's power play in Trump's Oval Office: People are beginning to pay more attention to the man behind the curtain. Steve Bannon sees himself as Thomas Cromwell — will his head end up on a spike? Bannon’s White House role draws sharp criticisms for a reason. What is Stephen Miller’s job, anyway?

These words are coming back to haunt Peter Thiel, Trump’s man in Silicon Valley. Why do we expect Silicon Valley to reject Trump? It was easy to be a liberal corporation under Obama — now those values are being tested (and more). National Review’s sad surrender to Trump: A year ago, the magazine proudly declared that it was "Against Trump", now it's defending the president against his many critics — what gives? How I became an anti-Trump wingnut (and how you can, too): Drew Magary once laughed at the miserable haters crying out against the injustices of the U.S. government — and now, with President Trump, he's become one. Trump is so profoundly lacking in empathy that he can’t even begin to comprehend the possibility that another person might experience it. Josef Adalian on a history of Donald Trump’s obsession with TV ratings.


Christian Dustmann (UCL), Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary), Tommaso Frattini (Milan), Luigi Minale (Carlos III), and Uta Schonberg (Rochester): On the Economics and Politics of Refugee Migration. Sergio Dellavalle (Turin): Squaring the Circle: How the Right to Refuge Can Be Reconciled with the Right to Political Identity. Michael R. Castle Miller (American): Welcome or Not Welcome? Investigating the Causes of Host Countries' Receptivity to Refugees. Can Westerners help refugees from war-torn countries? Humanity washed ashore: The introduction to Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law by Itamar Mann.

Nafees Ahmad (SAU): Refugees: State Responsibility, the Country of Origin and Human Rights. States are ducking their responsibilities to refugees — this U.N. declaration might just start to change that. The UN’s urgent plan to help refugees — two years from now: World leaders measure time in months and years — refugees do so in minutes and hours. The world is failing refugees from Nauru to the U.S. Siobhan Kattago on the tragic, enduring relevance of Arendt’s work on statelessness.


Trump called the government’s job numbers “phony” — what happens now that he’s in charge of them? Statisticians fear Trump White House will manipulate figures to fit narrative: Experts, including former chief statistician of the US and outgoing head of Bureau of Labor Statistics, see threats to system of public, accurate data. Can a president who disregards the truth uphold his oath of office? Quinta Jurecic on how his job demands a basic level of respect for the concepts of law and meaning. Adam Gopnik on how President Donald Trump’s disdain for truth and accuracy poses a threat to democracy akin to Big Brother in George Orwell’s book “1984”.

The political implications of crowding out the facts with Trump’s alternative universe. The dangerous consequences of accepting even one “alternative fact”. Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse on “alternative facts” and the necessity of liberal education. Fake think tanks fuel fake news and the President's tweets. Meredith Bohen: I was a White House fact-checker — don’t accept Trump’s attitude toward the truth.


The inaugural issue of the Journal of European Periodical Studies is out. Shiva Kakkar (IIM Ahmedabad): Elite Theory: A Review and Revival. Christian Lorentzen on considering the novel in the age of Obama. The man who became Donald Trump: It began as debate prep for Hillary Clinton — it grew into much more than that. Libraries in the age of Trump: Three critical issues facing librarians in Trump’s America. Ann Louise Bardach interviews Bernard-Henri Levy, author of The Genius of Judaism. David Leonhardt on why Democrats should oppose Neil Gorsuch. Given that hackers are as well-paid and privileged as doctors, lawyers and academics, how come hackers are so much more political than other members of the professional elites?


From LRB, Owen Bennett-Jones reviews Isis: A History by Fawaz A. Gerges; Isis: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan; and Irregular War: Isis and the New Threat from the Margins by Paul Rogers. The commander stumbles: Trump’s first executive orders will make it harder to vanquish ISIS. Trump’s “Muslim ban” is a huge gift to ISIS: ISIS says the US is at war with Islam — Trump just helped them make their case. Donald Trump is already recruiting terrorists for ISIS. How Trump just made America less safe: The president just handed ISIS a path to rebirth. Kevin Drum is waiting for a 21st century Reichstag fire.


From Vox, Dara Lind on how Trump's immigration order was a 9/11-style crisis reaction — without a 9/11; the Trump administration is considering a broad crackdown on legal foreign workers; and a leaked Trump order suggests he's planning to deport more legal immigrants for using social services. Nearly 1,000 at State Department officially dissent on immigration order (and more). The Trump Executive Orders on immigration enforcement: Alex Aleinikoff on how a wilful disregard for facts has produced disastrous policy. The incompetence displayed by Trump's immigration orders will be terrifying in a crisis. Trump's immigration order is just the opening salvo in Steve Bannon's war against Islam. Steve Bannon is making sure there's no White House paper trail, says intel source: The Trump administration's chief strategist has already taken control of both policy and process on national security.

Never again: Muslim ban echoes authoritarian states. Experts on authoritarianism say Trump's presidency is getting even worse. Populist/authoritarian strains worry Koch network. Stefano Passini (Bologna): Different Ways of Being Authoritarian: The Distinct Effects of Authoritarian Dimensions on Values and Prejudice. Crisis mode: What happens if Donald Trump refuses a federal court order. Quick-fire: Trump is barreling through the Nixonian playbook with his firing of Sally Yates. In just 10 days, President Trump has split the government into warring factions.

Do Republicans remember when they promised they'd be a check on Trump? The Republican Congress is responsible: They make his actions possible — they are responsible for virtually everything he's doing. The Democrats are finally growing a spine — maybe. Are Trump's generals mounting a defense of democratic institutions? Progressives were worried about the heavy concentration of retired brass in the new administration, but James Mattis and John Kelly could prove to be the most effective checks on the president.

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