All posts tagged "Trump"

  • Democracy in Crisis: America’s Most Reactionary President Visits Its Most Radical City

    Noted racist and president Donald Trump had the audacity to attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson last Saturday. “I knew a little before everybody else, but I’ll simply say this without even...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Make ‘Em Sing: Protest Songs in the Trumpian Era, A Nationwide List

    The only good thing about Donald Trump is that he has made time slow down. As we get older, every year seems to pass more quickly than the last in the rush toward death. But the Trump...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • You’re Fired: Enough is enough; it’s time to reclaim our democracy and impeach Trump

    Earlier this year, Pete Muldoon, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, made national headlines for removing the portraits of Donald Trump and Mike Pence from the entrance of town hall. He replaced the portraits with a photo...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Snoozing through Fascism: A slow-motion academic protest of fascism emerges after conference

    The great Russian-American writer Masha Gessen was standing on the stage at Bard College in New York in front of a sign that read “Crises of Democracy.” It was the name of an Oct. 12-14 conference sponsored...

    • Posted November 3, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Strange Times

    The Alabama special election and Trump’s attack on Kaepernick point toward an even more racist Republican future. Last week, the populist theocratic authoritarian former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in a special election to...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Politics as Crime in the Age of Trump

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff and top-notch torturer Joe Arpaio is, in many ways, the quintessential Trumpian act, the tarry, shit-smelling extract of the president’s politics. In the same Phoenix...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • BUZZ: Jackson’s J-1s in Jeopardy

    Local businesses are concerned about the implications of Trump’s changes to visa program. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A White House executive order “Buy American, Hire American” has ignited backlash and concern among members of Wyoming’s tourism industry....

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Podcast 8.31.17

    Planet Columnist Baynard Woods talks with the New Yorker‘s Amanda Petrusich about her eclipse experience; it’s not what you think. This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Amanda Petrusich, who recently wrote for the New Yorker about spending...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Not ‘Not Normal’

    Fetishizing the notion of normalcy is no way to condemn the Trump administration. I went down to the White House to see Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner give his excuses surrounding the meeting that he, Trump’s son, and...

    • Posted August 3, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Beast of Burden

    How our evolutionary makeup magnetizes us to the national political circus. Hunched over her smartphone, Chrissy Koriakin shakes her head in disbelief as she reads a tweet from President Donald Trump. Today, she broke her “media diet”...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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