All posts tagged "Trump"

  • 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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  • THE BUZZ 2: Portraitgate Version 2.0

    Local Dems call hypocrisy over heated partisan debate about presidential portraits. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Mayor Pete Muldoon garnered national attention, and an inbox full of hate mail and threats, after he and Councilman Jim Stanford replaced...

    • Posted July 18, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: DeMinted Constitutional Convention?

    A prominent conservative signs on to change the Constitution. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the early years of the Obama era, then-Senator Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character. The hard-jawed and bitter-faced...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • GUEST OPINION: Jackson Hole Divided

    Portraitgate may be over but partisan politics are here to stay. JACKSON HOLE, WY – On Monday, the Jackson Town Council took up the issue of the decoration of town hall. Although it was not on the...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Washakie Trumps Trump in Town Hall

    When a picture really is worth a thousand words. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For those stunned at America’s mounting political maelstrom, perhaps a small symbolic gesture will temporarily alleviate the pain. Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon and Vice...

    • Posted June 9, 2017
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