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A field guide to Trump's dangerous rhetoric. All leaders are demagogues.

A field guide to Trump's dangerous rhetoric

You may not realize this, because we’ve come to associate the word “demagogue” with only dangerous populist leaders. But in Greek, the word just means “leader of the people” (dēmos “the people” + agōgos “leading”). Some demagogues are good, and some are dangerous. The fundamental difference between leaders who are good demagogues and leaders who are dangerous demagogues is found in the answer to this simple question: Are they accountable for their words and actions? Obviously, an unaccountable leader is dangerous in any political community.

Mueller Report, April 2019

2016 POST-ELECTION SANITY GUIDE. 10 simple questions with thoughtful answers Version 1.3, 12/13/2016 [first posted 12/1/16], By Scott Berkun (@berkun) This answers common questions about the election, what happened, what it means for liberal democracy, concepts you need to know and what to do right now.


It’s concise. Entire books will be written about the election and this isn’t one of them. I voted for Clinton, but anyone concerned about a Trump presidency will find this valuable. More of the Presidency of the Donald - 'Sad!!!' President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far. Trump Trumps Trump. America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny. And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Betsy DeVos freezes Obama-era rules meant to protect student borrowers - Jun. 14, 2017. The rules were set to take effect on July 1.

Betsy DeVos freezes Obama-era rules meant to protect student borrowers - Jun. 14, 2017

But instead, the department said Wednesday that it will create committees to review and improve the rules. "It's time to take a step back and make sure these rules achieve their purpose: helping harmed students," Education Secretary DeVos said in a statement. Related: What is (and isn't) in the budget for student loan borrowers One of the rules in question required for-profit colleges and certificate programs at non-profit colleges to show that the education their students receive leads to "gainful employment. " If they fail to meet that standard, the schools' federal aid would be withheld.

The Borrower Defense to Repayment rule clarified how student borrowers who were defrauded or misled by their college can apply for loan forgiveness. This rule also created a fast-track way for students to apply for forgiveness in the event their college closed. "Fraud, especially fraud committed by a school, is simply unacceptable. Donald Trump is a better storyteller than Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway, it’s said, once wrote the world’s shortest novel.

Donald Trump is a better storyteller than Ernest Hemingway

While lunching with friends at The Algonquin, Hemingway wagers each friend that he can craft an entire story in six words. After the pot is assembled, Hemingway writes on a napkin and passes the napkin around the table. George Lakey’s 10-point plan to stop Trump and make gains in justice and equality. 1.

George Lakey’s 10-point plan to stop Trump and make gains in justice and equality

Recognize that we represent the majority, not Trump. Three times more people participated in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., than were present at the inauguration the day before. He lost the popular vote in the election. Many of his own voters admitted in exit polls that they consider him unqualified to be president. Furthermore, Trump plans to target progressive policies that polls find to be supported by solid majorities of Americans. How to talk to your loved ones about a Donald Trump presidency. Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda. Nine Ways to Oppose Donald Trump. Over the past few weeks, a number of anguished friends and acquaintances, and even some strangers, have got in touch with me to ask what they might do to oppose Donald Trump.

Nine Ways to Oppose Donald Trump

Being a fellow sufferer from OATS—Obsessing About Trump Syndrome—my first instinct has been to tell people to get off social media and take a long walk. It won’t do anybody much good, except possibly Trump, if large numbers of people who voted against him send themselves mad by constantly reading about him, cursing him, and recirculating his latest outrages. But, of course, taking a mental-health break is only a first step toward preserving the Republic.

Sociology. "We're His Problem Now" Calling Sheet. Tyranny does not begin with violence. The most shocking moments since Trump was elected (Opinion) - CNN. This was one of the most unpredictable elections anybody had ever seen.

The most shocking moments since Trump was elected (Opinion) - CNN

Donald Trump was anything but a conventional candidate. Facing Hillary Clinton, one of the most experienced candidates in recent history, Trump won despite having no background in politics, ruthlessly defying almost every political tradition, surviving a number of scandals, and as anyone -- like me -- who grew up in the tri-state area in the 1980s remembered, being a notorious troublemaker who craved public attention. Notwithstanding the shock and awe of the election, nothing could prepare us for what was to come. If you live in the moment of politics, you no doubt witness the weirdness of US government right now. But if you stand back and look at the cumulative record of the past 12 months, the impact is truly astounding. Trump's Insane Tax Letter / Join the March for Truth, June 3rd. 20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America. A history professor looks to the past to remind us to do what we can in the face of the unthinkable.

20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America

"Believe in truth. When Tyranny Takes Hold.