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Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend
Explains the cycle of how economic & political corruption work together as ruling class takes over and bankrupts nations
global  politics  brazil  brasil  usa  philippines  mexico  comparison  trump  corruption  exceptional  media  insight  reference  india  military 
1 hour ago by csrollyson
‘Pissed’ Ari Emanuel Called Jared Kushner to Vent About Saudi Khashoggi Fiasco
Emanuel, oft branded the “King of Hollywood,” was close enough friends with Trump that during the presidential transition, the president-elect invited his former agent for a private meeting—despite their political differences and Emanuel’s open support for Trump’s 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. A few months later, Emanuel co-founded a political action committee with Endeavor executive chairman Patrick Whitesell to engage politicians during the Trump era.

Trump campaign sources previously recounted to The Daily Beast that Trump would talk about Emanuel with high, gushing praise, with one former senior aide likening Trump’s affinity for the Hollywood “king” to a “man crush.”

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in mid-2016, Trump claimed that Emanuel is “a very good friend of mine” who “calls me a lot,” and—according to Trump’s characterization of a private conversation—had even offered to help make a pro-Trump mini-movie for the 2016 Republican National Convention. “I call him a lot and we talk,” Trump said. “He gets it. You’re shocked to hear that, right [about the alleged convention movie offer]? But, yeah, I might do something with Ari.”

Ultimately, the GOP convention came and went without any Emanuel-produced clip.
trump  emanuel 
yesterday by auerbach
(5) Politics - Quora
The Bottom Line -- It is difficult to avoid a conclusion based on measurable data that conservative governance as practiced in America suffers from a fundamental flaw. In nearly every metric examined, conservative governments have not performed as well as more liberal governments. Even in issues of fiscal governance, conservative governments have emphasized low taxes and low debt, but have not produced healthy economies, either before the Great Recession or in the recovery. For issues of social services, budgets have been cut most severely in conservative states, but this has not produced the desired economic benefit. On the contrary, liberal states have produced economies that are more vigorous and have demonstrated higher productivity.
Economics  Power_in_America  Trump  Business  politics 
yesterday by Jibarosoy
Thousands At Risk From Rightwing Push to Purge Eligible Voters From US Rolls | Portside
Luis’s data had been released by the group, along with hundreds of other names, as an appendix to Pilf’s two-part report called “Alien Invasion”. The front cover showed a UFO hovering ominously over a billboard on which the famous tourism slogan “Virginia is for lovers” had been photoshopped to read: “Virginia is for aliens”.

In lurid language, Pilf claimed that it had uncovered proof that “large numbers of ineligible aliens are registering to vote and casting ballots”. It warned its readers: “Your vote is at risk. New alien voters are being added to the rolls month after month, and swift changes must be made to ensure that only Americans are choosing American leaders.”

The only problem was that Luis, in common with dozens of other Virginians on the list posted by Pilf, was not in fact an “alien”. He was born in Los Angeles and has always enjoyed US citizenship, with full rights to vote since the age of 18.
voting  elections  Trump  Latinos_+_TW  Power_in_America  democracy 
yesterday by Jibarosoy
The Trump Rally: A Play in Three Acts - The New York Times
Part presidential ego boost, part political organizing tool and part WrestleMania, “Make America Great Again” rallies are the defining event of the Trump era: Over 500 have taken place since 2015, and over 30 have been held since President Trump was elected.

Halfway through the tumultuous reality show that is “The White House: Season Two,” the rallies are starting to feel like the only scripted plot point. No matter where they are held, no matter how raucous they might become, the rallies follow a formula: Just add MAGA.

What follows is a script of how each usually plays out, based on the real events of a rally on Sept. 21.
Trump  Leadership  Pol._147  state  voting  Power_in_America  Violence_y_Power  fascism 
yesterday by Jibarosoy
Trump at the Family Research Council
President speaking at an event for the anti-LGBT hate group
hate  hategroup  lgbt  politics  trump 
yesterday by nelson
Melania dismisses media reports: 'We are fine' - CNN Video
In an exclusive interview with ABC, Melania Trump said she's more focused on being a mother and a first lady than on her husband's alleged infidelities.
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yesterday by dougleigh
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Look how stands behind smirking and laughing as he lies, bullies and mocks yet again. Her…
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yesterday by cstarrett
Melania Trump in Africa: Can she become a fashion ambassador for Ghana?
empty gestures...
"All the people in the photos with First Lady Pat Nixon were either in jail, or in hiding or certainly not in good standing with the new authorities - and none of the things she had come to praise Ghana for were still in operation. "
Ghana  culture  Africa  trump  observation  humour  mum  history  coup  Politics 
yesterday by amaah
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RT : 's refugee policies are shortsighted, mean, politically opportunistic & out of line with what we have always…
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yesterday by benny

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