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.