Monday, July 18, 2016

Something to Think About

. . . especially with the Republican Convention
now underway in Cleveland.

Related Off-site Links:
The Most Extreme Republican Platform in Memory – The Editorial Board (New York Times, July, 18, 2016).
Republican Convention Opens with Donald Trump Using Jesus As Partisan Weapon – Chuck Currie (The Huffington Post, July 18, 2016).
G.O.P. Convention Day 1 Takeaways: Message is Clear, Doom is Near – Nicholas Confessore (New York Times, July 19, 2016).
Today’s RNC Theme is Actually "Make America Scared Again." – Emma Foehringer Merchant (New Republic, July 18, 2016).
50 Shockingly Extreme Right-Wing Proposals in the 2016 Republican Party Platform – Steven Rosenfeld (AlterNet, July 18, 2016).
Donald Trump: The Divider – Leo W. Gerard (The Huffington Post, July 18, 2016).
Trump 2016: The Three Shadows Haunting Cleveland – Richard Eskow (Common Dreams, July 18, 2016).
Republican Congressman Steve King Sets White Supremacist Tone in Cleveland – Robert Mackey (The Intercept, July 18, 2016).
On Race and Ethnicity, Trump Has Always Been a Divider – Michael D'Antonio (CNN, July 18, 2016).
Republican Delegates Ratify Anti-LGBT Platform – Chris Johnson (The Washington Blade, July 18, 2016).
Republican’s Support of Conversion Therapy for Gay People is a "Death Sentence" – Garrard Conley (Time, July 18, 2016).
G.O.P. Platform Proposes to Get Rid of National Parks and National Forests – Jenny Rowland (RSN (July 18, 2016).
G.O.P. Platform Calls for Elimination of Almost All Campaign Finance Laws – Jon Schwarz (The Intercept, July 19, 2016).
Cleveland: Protesters Gather to Denounce Trump at Republican national Convention – Dalia Hatuqa (Aljazeera, July 18, 2016).
MN Activists To Protest Trump’s Immigration Plans At RNCCBS Minnesota, July 18, 2016).
The Long, Sad, Corrupted Devolution of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to Donald Trump – Zaid Jilani (The Intercept, July 18, 2016).
Five Ways Donald Trump Perfectly Mirrors Hitler's Rise To Power – Adam Tod Brown (Cracked, October 1, 2015).
No, He’s Not Hitler. And Yet . . . – Justin E.H. Smith (The New York Times, June 4, 2016).

UPDATES: Trump and the Fascistization of America – Henry Giroux (The Real News, July 19, 2016).
Donald Trump and Backlash Culture: The RNC Represents a Futile Effort to Reverse Our Country’s Progress – Conor Lynch (Salon, July 20, 2016).
The Republican Party’s Anti-Gay Marriage Platform Puts It Way Out of Step With Most Americans – Ariel Edwards-Levy (The Huffington Post, July 20, 2016).
Paul Ryan's Calls for Eliminating Almost the Entire Federal Government – Dean Baker (Beat the Press via Common Dreams, July 20, 2016).
Why This Republican Convention is the Most Dangerous One Ever – David Corn (Mother Jones, July 20, 2016).
Republican Hatred of Hillary Clinton Has Taken a Harrowing Turn – Paul Waldman (The Week, July 20, 2016).
Neo Fascist Trump or Corporate Hawk Clinton are No Choice at All – Robert Scheer (The Real News Network, July 21, 2016).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
Hope, History, and Bernie Sanders
Progressive Perspectives on Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton

Image: The Free Thought Project.

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