What Hillary Clinton’s candidacy meant for women: Disappointment is inevitable in a democracy — hope still matters. “We’ve never seen anything like this”: How Trump inspired women to run for office. Lucy Diavolo on how the Democratic Party has changed since the 2016 election. Democrats are not American — they are “Bolsheviks”, conservatives warn after election night losses. After Trump: Liberals ecstatic over this month’s election must not forget — even after this demagogue is finished, a new one will rise in his place. Rebuilding the Democratic Party from the ground up. Bernie Sanders on how to fix the Democratic Party: It’s time we come together to enact real reform — only then can we defeat Donald Trump and retake the country. Terrell Jermaine Starr on why Bernie Sanders is not a real progressive.

“Biggest issue facing Democrats in the 2018 midterms is voter suppression. Makes no difference how great your candidates are if people can't vote”.

Rebecca Traister on the post-Weinstein reckoning. Bill Clinton, a reckoning: Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s — they were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right? The Weinstein moment and the Trump presidency: The producer and other powerful men are facing repercussions for their alleged abusive behavior — will the president? A quick jaunt through the many sexual misconduct allegations swarming state legislatures. Sexism on America’s front lines: Six top national security pros sound off about an adversary closer to home — piggish men. Stop trying to limit the way men and women work together — it’s illegal.

Louie and Roy: The hypocrisies of the Left and the Right fail women. Louis C.K., Harvey Weinstein, and many other men alleged to be abusers have something else in common: They were great at seeming to be good. Amanda Hess on how the myth of the artistic genius excuses the abuse of women. What’s the common denominator among sexual harassers? Too often, it’s money. Can Hollywood turn sex assault scandals into meaningful reform? Judd Apatow on how to end abuse cycle.

Laith Al-Shawaf (Colorado), David M.G. Lewis (Murdoch), and David M. Buss (Texas): Sex Differences in Disgust: Why Are Women More Easily Disgusted Than Men? The mysterious sudden resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, explained. Why neo-fascists are making a shocking surge in Poland. Why Donald Trump’s foreign policy ambitions will always collapse. The Trump administration’s attack on family planning is an attack on women’s economic well-being. The Roy Moore allegations and the media’s crisis of trust. Michael Flynn’s legal problems are as dire as they sound. New investigative website Tarbell fights rich and powerful “who call the shots”. Gallup study confirms that 2017 really is worse than 2016.

All the dots, connected: A look at the networks connecting the various Russians attending Donald Trump, Jr.’s notorious meeting shows us just what the Russian state is — and what it wants. What is Putin’s endgame? Russiagate is causing more stress than glee for Putin, who always thought Hillary would win. Can Trump and Putin keep their bromance alive? Meg Kelly on all the known times the Trump campaign met with Russians. Why does Trump talk about Putin like Putin’s his boss? From the Atlantic, Julia Ioffe on the secret correspondence between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks. Russia’s election meddling was another U.S. intelligence failure.

Brian Beutler on Breitbart’s coming exploitation of the believe women movement. The ugly echo chamber of Hannity and Breitbart is why women wait so long to report abuse. For Roy Moore’s insistent defenders: Here’s why now. How religious teaching is turning Moore’s victim into a “bad girl”. Roy Moore’s alleged pursuit of a young girl is the symptom of a larger problem in evangelical circles. Yes, it’s an entire culture of sanctioned sexual abuse. The Republican Party’s Roy Moore catastrophe, explained. Jeet Heer on Roy Moore and the new Republican civil war. Democratic victories, Moore sex abuse reports spur right-wing rationalizations. Defending sexual assault is never worth it — really.

Michael J. Graetz (Columbia): Heading off a Cliff? Reverse Robin Hoods: The shaky math of the GOP tax plan. How the tax cut scam works. Dean Baker on the tax scam we know and the tax scam we don’t know. Brian Beutler on seeing through Republican tax cut lies. Paul Krugman on the ten big lies Trump and allies are telling, what they’ve said, and how we know that they are lies. The GOP tax plan takes from orphans, gives to trust-fund kids. Jared Bernstein on Republican class warfare at its most egregious. Who wins biggest in the GOP tax plan? The lazy rich. How the Trump family benefits from the Republican tax scheme. Thread: “The Republican tax bill looks like it was written by Donald Trump’s accountants and tax lawyers, and I’m not even joking”. Trump’s secret tax returns are relevant once more.

Why Trump will regret passing tax reform. Tax cuts are the glue holding a fractured Republican Party together. The Republican tax plan is political suicide. From Vox, the real cost of the Republican tax cuts: They’ll require spending cuts, or tax increases in other areas. Either could hurt many American families; and on the real stakes in the tax reform debate: It’s ultimately about inequality and who benefits from the economy’s rules. The GOP tax plan tells us everything about who matters in American democracy.

Jessica M Isserow (ANU): On Having Bad Persons as Friends. Jose M. de Areilza on Spain’s resilient democracy. Countries agree on Pacific trade pact that excludes US (and more). Trump’s “America first” looks more and more like “America alone”. Security breach and spilled secrets have shaken the N.S.A. to its core. What to make of the latest story about Flynn and Gulen? Flynn kidnapping plot is like Teapot Dome with a dash of treason. It’s our best chance ever for a carbon tax, and we’re blowing it. Trump denies he has interfered in AT&T–Time Warner merger. Proposed US tax reform “devastating” for Puerto Rico. “A different level of crazy”: Is civil war breaking out in the Wall Street Journal over the editorial board’s coverage of Mueller?

Is Trump really dumb enough to believe Putin? Ex-intelligence chiefs: Trump is being played by Putin and US is in “peril”. Russia’s mark: A dangerous fool for a president. “These are not the actions of an innocent man”: Trump’s after-the-fact complicity in Russia’s election meddling is abundantly clear (and more). Cambridge Analytica denies working with Russia, unconvincingly. RT, Russia’s English-language propaganda outlet, will register as a “foreign agent”.

America’s pathetic autocrat: Donald Trump’s authoritarian instincts have been checked by his incompetence. Jennifer Rubin on Trump’s latest impeachable actions. “Just do it”: Trump urged tribal leaders to ignore federal law. “The saddest thing”: President Trump acknowledges constraint. Josh Marshall on Trump and the authoritarianism of fails. Amy Davidson Sorkin on Jeff Flake and the G.O.P.’s complicity problem. Charles Sykes on Hugh Hewitt and the GOP’s captive minds. Trump’s CIA director is distorting intelligence to help his boss. Standing on the edge of despotism: Are Republicans content to wait until Trump steps off that precipice to figure out what comes next? Brian Klaas on the four futures of Trump (and American democracy).

Breitbart aims to discredit Roy Moore’s accusers. All the appalling ways Republicans are defending Roy Moore. In Alabama, Republican voters stand by Roy Moore. Why Alabamans are defending Roy Moore: Partisanship often overrides religious or moral values in the state — but Moore’s scandal could be a new litmus test. Why evangelicals can’t quit Roy Moore. The curious defenses of Roy Moore betray the evangelical culture of child sexual abuse. The swine of conservatism: Ross Douthat on Roy Moore and the distinctive predators of cultural conservatism. “Donald Trump Jr. liked a tweet saying someone with multiple divorces and three bankruptcies wasn't credible. Donald. Trump. Jr”. Brian Beutler on a party unmoored. Roy Moore response shows GOP deserves to die.

Could Russian trolls have helped elect Donald Trump? The reach and messaging of Russian web content could plausibly have affected the outcome. The strange pleasure of seeing Carter Page set himself on fire. Vinay Nayak and Samuel Breidbart on how issuing pardons could end Trump’s presidency. The Trump administration’s looming political crisis: It’s been a chaotic year since the election — but the Mueller investigation signals that the most eventful days are still ahead. Republicans say firing Mueller is the only way to prevent a “coup”.

“My 2018 nightmare: overwhelming evidence of Trump Russia collusion/corruption, but he remains in office bc GOP won’t act; this leads to overwhelming wave election in midterms, but gerrymandering/geographic concentration means Rs retain control of Congress. US democracy dies”.

Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump’s America. It’s been a year — how well is America’s constitutional democracy doing? Six big ways Trump has remade America in the year since his election. Say something nice: 7 things that have actually improved during Trump’s presidency. Ellie Shechet and Stassa Edwards on the dictionary of Trump. From NYRB, Charles Simic on Year One: Our President Ubu; Judith Shulevitz on Year One: Resistance research; Katha Pollitt on Year One: My anger management; and David Cole on Year One: It’s up to us. One year later: We have to do much more than fight back, we have to fight for the world that could liberate and sustain us all when Trump is gone. One year into the Trump era, it’s time to recalibrate your anxieties. A year after Trump, women and minorities give groundbreaking wins to Democrats.

Brendan Shea (RCTC): The Problem of Evil in Virtual Worlds. In Beijing, Trump abandons years of tough talk towards China. “Trump projected an air of deference to China that was almost unheard-of for a visiting American president”. The Chinese have cracked the code for communicating with Trump. White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say. AT&T-Time Warner merger: Trump dashes trust in media and government at the same time. Former Bush ethics chief says the Justice Department's demands to Time Warner on AT&T deal is an “impeachable offense”. Atlas Shrubbed: What can free-market economic theory teach us about Rand Paul’s dispute with his neighbor?

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