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EPIC JOURNEY · 9h ago

Russians Hacked Election Systems in 2016

In  Defying the Odds, we discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.Jeff Mulvihill and Jake Pearson report at AP:The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states t...
EPIC JOURNEY · 10h ago

Low Life Expectancy and Trump Support

Defying the Odds goes into some length on the economic and social distress that boosted Trump. Ironiclly,Senate Republicans have supported unpopular legislation that would have worsened this...
EPIC JOURNEY · 1d ago

Trump, Buchanan, Sam Francis, and Paleocon Racism

In Defying the Odds, we note that Pat Buchanan's 1992 campaign foreshadowed the Trump campaign:After growing up in Washington, DC, earning degrees at Georgetown and Columbia, working as a Wh...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

Manafort Is In a Lot of Trouble

In  Defying the Odds, we discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.At WP, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Adam Entous report:Less than two weeks before Dona...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

Russia: Deep Impact

In  Defying the Odds, we discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.If a star of fake wrestling shows can become president, then a guy who played a president (not to mention God) can t...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

The Wire, DC Edition

In  Defying the Odds, we discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.Axios:The FBI wiretapped Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, both before and after the election, CNN re...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

RT, Sputnik, and Trump

In  Defying the Odds, we discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.Jim Rutenberg writes that the NYT that RT and Sputnik are at the center of a Russian-directed social-media network t...
EPIC JOURNEY · 6d ago

Respectability

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character . Federalist 62: No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectabl...
EPIC JOURNEY · 1w ago

Is a Nonwhite Majority Inevitable?

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the demographic divides of the 2016 campaign.At TNR, John Judis writes that Democrats cannot count on a nonwhite majority to bring them back into the majority...
EPIC JOURNEY · 1W ago

Poor Jeff Sessions

Poor Jeff Sessions.  First, Trump reverses himself and agrees to enshrine DACA in law.Now this NYT story by Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman brings his private humiliation into public ...