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Waking the Mexican sleeping giant. One reason it’s so safe to be American is that we have no enemies nearby.

Waking the Mexican sleeping giant

To our east and west are nothing more dangerous than fish. Canada, to our north, has been a reliable friend — some would say our better half — since we gave up the idea of conquering it more than a century ago. Those facts are unlikely to change. During the coming years, neither sea creatures nor Canada will cause trouble for the United States. Maine became the first state in the country Tuesday to pass ranked choice voting.

Amid a national vote that rocked the political world Tuesday, voters in Maine narrowly approved a measure that supporters say will be respectively disruptive to the state’s political status quo.

Maine became the first state in the country Tuesday to pass ranked choice voting

With 98 percent of the vote reporting in the state, 52 percent of voters approved a ballot question making Maine the first state to implement ranked choice voting, a fundamental reform of how voters literally fill out their ballot. In a ranked choice vote system, rather than simply voting for one candidate, voters rank their candidates by preference—first, second, third, and so on. Then, if no candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote after the first choices are counted, the candidate with the least first-choice rankings is eliminated, and the voters who preferred the last place finisher have their vote reallocated according to their next choice.

The votes are then recounted and the process is repeated until one candidate breaks the 50 percent threshold. Close. Day 1 in Trump’s America – Sean O'Kane – Medium. President-Elect Trump: A Gift? - CAPITAL INSTITUTE. Imagine if you can, Donald Trump has arrived as a gift, to illuminate for us the American “shadow” at this pivotal moment in history.

President-Elect Trump: A Gift? - CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Swiss Psychiatrist C.G. Jung refers to “the shadow” as the dark side of one’s self. The shadow, Jung wrote in 1963, “is that hidden, repressed, for the most part inferior and guilt-laden” aspect of our personality hiding out in the unconscious. Failure to recognize our shadow leaves us exposed to the destructive possession by our disowned shadow.

Are we prepared to see the message of the shadow, illuminating our ongoing collective cultural flaws—more prevalent and tolerated than we would like to admit—from narcissism and misogyny to racism and bigotry? Trump is of course a dangerous conman. A prescient article on the collapse of American Oligarchy, written by Capital Institute’s Science Advisor Dr. It’s been a slippery slope to our current predicament in my adult lifetime. And yet… Yes California Independence Campaign. Michael Moore’s “Morning After To-Do List” Facebook Post For Democrats Is Going Viral. After Donald Trump Was Elected President, Aaron Sorkin Wrote This Letter to His Daughter. Tech founders want California to secede after Trump win - Nov. 9, 2016. Shervin Pishevar, an early Uber investor and cofounder of Hyperloop, posted a series of tweets Tuesday night announcing his plans to fund "a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.

Tech founders want California to secede after Trump win - Nov. 9, 2016

" And no, he's not joking. "Yes it's serious," Pishevar told CNNMoney in an e-mail. "It's the most patriotic thing I can do. The country is [at] a serious crossroads. " Within hours, several other tech founders offered their support for the plan. Will Donald Trump destroy America? Always quick to get to the point, social media came up with an instant distillation of the global response to the improbable, unsettling election of Donald Trump as president of the United States: #RIPAmerica.

Will Donald Trump destroy America?

That hashtag declared that we had witnessed something more than a simple change of government. (Such a slogan would not have circulated had Mitt Romney beaten Barack Obama in 2012.) Instead, it implied that Trump had not merely taken over the running of the United States for four years, but that his presidency represented a much darker threat – that it would, in fact, destroy the country. Of course, Twitter is prone to the hyperbolic and hysterical. But more sober commentators were raising a similar prospect, albeit in not quite such stark terms. Trump's First 100 Days: Here Is What The President-Elect Wants To Do.

President-elect Donald Trump meets supporters after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Trump's First 100 Days: Here Is What The President-Elect Wants To Do

Natalie Keyssar for NPR hide caption toggle caption Natalie Keyssar for NPR President-elect Donald Trump meets supporters after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown. At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office. The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law.

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mostly made nice with Trump but also shot down or expressed little enthusiasm in some of his plans. McConnell also threw some cold water on Trump's infrastructure plans, calling it not a top priority. "We look forward to working with him," McConnell said.

What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.