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Five things Americans can do to beat Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The last weeks have brought some cheering news: Many Americans are determined to defend their democracy against Donald Trump. But even as protesters gear up to do battle for the republic, there has been a lot of debate about just how to wage the good fight. Should we focus on opposing particular policies or on standing up for democratic norms? And should we keep pointing out how abnormal Trump is or treat him like an ordinary political opponent? Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard University and a fellow in the political reform program at New America, is the author of Stranger in My Own Country.
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Trump's Attack on Media as 'Enemy of the People' Has Historic Echoes President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of the news coverage of his administration Friday, again taking to his favorite social media platform. "The FAKE NEWS media," Trump wrote on Twitter, "is the enemy of the American People!" An initial tweet put only The New York Times, CNN and NBC News on his enemies list. That message was quickly deleted, however, and replaced by an almost identical note that added two more domestic television networks: ABC and CBS. When Japanese Americans Were Caged: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066 On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarcerations of Japanese Americans. Over the next five years, more than 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were native-born United States citizens, were forced to leave their homes and livelihoods for quickly-built camps in some of the country's most unforgiving climates. During the intervening years, Japanese Americans fought bravely in the United States military, with the Army's 442nd Infantry Regiment, made up of second-generation nisei soldiers, being the most decorated unit in U.S. military history. Japanese Americans have also fought for justice at home, winning redress and an apology from Congress in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. "[Congress] recognizes that a grave injustice was done to both citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry," the law reads.
Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent – Arizona Capitol Times Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened. SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.