- The Governing Cancer of Our Time (The New York Times)
- “The antipolitics people don’t accept that politics is a limited activity. They make soaring promises and raise ridiculous expectations. When those expectations are not met, voters grow cynical and, disgusted, turn even further in the direction of anti politics.”
- The Rise of American Authoritarianism (Vox)
- A more succinct version of this story (as relates directly to Trump supporters) can also be found on Vox – The best predictor of Trump support isn’t income, education, or age. It’s authoritarianism.
- “…a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst named Matthew MacWilliams…studies authoritarianism — not actual dictators, but rather a psychological profile of individual voters that is characterized by a desire for order and a fear of outsiders. People who score high in authoritarianism, when they feel threatened, look for strong leaders who promise to take whatever action necessary to protect them from outsiders and prevent the changes they fear.“
- Southern Strategy (Wikipedia)
- The Single American Woman (New York Magazine)
- “In 2009, the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent. In other words, for the first time in American history, single women…outnumbered married women.”
- “This is why the expansion of the population of unmarried women across classes signals a social and political rupture as profound as the invention of birth control, as the sexual revolution, as the abolition of slavery, as women’s suffrage, and as the women’s-rights, civil-rights, gay-rights, and labor movements that made this reordering of society possible. By their very growing presence, single women are asking for a new deal from their government.“
- But how much of an impact single women will have on this election and on public policy in the years to come depends, in large part, on whether they begin to recognize their growing political power. Part of this is simply a matter of getting out the vote.”
- These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (Inc) – The article shared on Facebook by Plz Advise‘s Kristina Lopez
- Does this need to be said?
- Does this need to be said by me?
- Does this need to be said by me now?
- The People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List (The New York Times) – Updated Daily
- How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable (Rolling Stone) – The article that Crescent spoke about.
- Measuring Donald Trump’s Supporters for Intolerance (The New York Times)
- Nationally, further analyses of the YouGov data show a similar trend: Nearly 20 percent of Mr. Trump’s voters disagreed with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the Southern states during the Civil War.”
- How Trump Did It (Politico)
- “…25 New York political operatives had come to ask him to run for governor. But Trump had another plan—a very specific plan—to run for president.”
NORTH KOREAN WAKE UP CALLS
Meredith wasn’t entirely correct. Every morning at 7am, North Korea plays an alarm over loudspeakers (at least, it seems, in the city of Pyongyang), not in each home as she stated. Some sites on the internet say that the song is called “Ten Million Human Bombs for Kim Il Sung“, others call it “Where Are You, Dear General“. Either way, it’s basically real-life Black Mirror.
STUFF THAT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER
- Meet the 106-Year-Old Who Got to Dance with the President and the First Lady (White House)
- Support for Virginia McLaurin (YouCaring)
- Zola’s Twitter Tale of Strippers in Florida Is Easily the Wildest Thing You’ll Read All Week (Complex)
- 15 Impressive #TrapCover Songs that Prove You Can’t Outdo Black People (Blavity)
- Ghostface Killah’s Review of The Life of Pablo (Okayplayer)