This pairing of a white supremacist mobilization with a robust voter suppression effort targeting people of color means Trump’s desperate bid to hold on to power is escalating dangerously.
Extorting political favors from foreign leaders is bad enough, but Donald J. Trump has done so much worse…
Steven Rosenfeld: Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies
We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader.
White nationalists have been targeting bookstores and libraries across the country for a while, in one instance, going so far as to threaten to burn the store down. Elsewhere, progressive groups are facing threats of violence and intimidation on campus.
As the midterms approach, the administration is ratcheting up its attacks on anyone who isn’t a straight, white, native-born Christian. In the days leading up to the election, the news … Continue reading →