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Darkness at Noon: Trump’s Cynical Agenda Based on Racism, Hysteria and Fear

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Donald Trump has stoked fear and hysteria to advance his cynical political agenda. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump has pushed the country to a dark precipice of hysteria and fear. The national mood is unparalleled since the 17th century Salem witch trials and the Red Scare of the 1950s, two of the darkest periods in U.S. history.

NATIONAL

Rip Tide: Will Roy Moore Take Alabama Back to Era of Racism, White Supremacy?

Time to End Malignancy of Hate in Alabama

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Judge Roy Moore has put Alabama’s future on the line. Will it cling to its racist past or join the new South. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Roy Moore’s vision for America is grounded in the 1850s, an era he fondly recalled in a recent interview as a “great”time,,, when families were united — even though we had slavery. They cared for one another.” He couldn’t be more wrong about it then, or now.

POLITICS

Flashpoint: Trump Cynical Jerusalem Ploy Inflames Crisis to Save His Administration

Israel Could Be Left Twisting Slowly in the Wind

Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital had Steve Bannon’s finger prints all over it, in a cynical move to exploit an international flashpoint for domestic political gain. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital provides the “flashpoint” that Trump has been seeking to save his political agenda and his administration in the face of the ever-encroaching Russia investigation.

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Trump Presidency May Finally Snap Nation Out of Its Political Lethargy

Admin. FUBAR (Fu*ked Up Beyond All Repair)

Protesters demonstrate on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, protesting the Trump administration’s executive order banning Muslim immigration. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The nation has been living on a political fault line for years that finally ruptured in the last election, spewing out the worst of our national character. Donald Trump is the result. You can’t say we weren’t warned, but we’ve always responded, “it can’t happen here.” Well, welcome to the new reality.

ELECTIONS

Harvard Law Prof Urges California, New York to Challenge Presidential Election

Election Rules Violate Equal Protection Clause

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says New York and California should challenge state winner-take-all rules governing the electoral college.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says New York and California should challenge state winner-take-all rules governing the electoral college. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

Harvard law school professor Lawrence Lessig has sparked an effort to urge attorneys general in California and New York to challenge the presidential election in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the current system of allocating Electoral College votes deprives voters of their constitutional rights.

POLITICS

Vladimir Putin Has Set Up Trump as ‘Cat’s Paw’ for Russian Aggression

Asymmetrical Warfare Hits Dangerous New Level

Russian President Vladimir Putin is manipulating Donald Trump to further Russian influence in Eastern Europe and Ukraine. (Photo: Getty)

Russian President Vladimir Putin is manipulating Donald Trump to further Russian influence in Eastern Europe and Ukraine. (Photo: Getty)

Vladimir Putin played a dangerous game when he interfered in the U.S. election to elect Donald Trump as president. The move brought into the open what our European allies have been warning us about: Russia’s campaign to undermine and ultimately destabilize the West.

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Obama Urged to Name Special Prosecutor to Probe Russia Election Hacking

Vote of No Confidence in Republican Congress

President Obama is being urged in a petition already signed by more than 100,000 people to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian connection to the Trump campaign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama is being urged in a petition already signed by more than 100,000 people to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian connection to the Trump campaign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama is being urged to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, according to a petition that has already gained more than 100,000 signatures.

LAW

North Carolina Legislature ‘Power Grab’ Portends Trump-Style Corruption

Constitutional Crisis Greets New Democratic Gov.

Roy Cooper, the newly elected governor of North Carolina, is facing a constitutional crisis following a Republican power grab. (Photo: Sara D. Davis /Getty Images)

Roy Cooper, the newly elected governor of North Carolina, is facing a constitutional crisis following a Republican power grab. (Photo: Sara D. Davis /Getty Images)

The North Carolina state legislature has showed exactly what the nation can expect in the coming months from President-elect Trump and his power hungry, bible-toting, corporate-controlled cabinet. And it ain’t pretty.

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Trump Russian Embrace Dovetails With White Supremacist World View on Race

Steve Bannon May Be Guiding Foreign Policy Shift

Donald Trump's tilt toward Russia is in line with white supremacist views espoused by his chief counsel Steve Bannon formerly of Breitbart News. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s tilt toward Russia is in line with white supremacist views espoused by his chief counsel Steve Bannon formerly of Breitbart News. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s embrace of Russia dovetails chillingly with the views of white supremacists promoted by alt-right propagandist Steve Bannon. They see the world divided in racial terms making mostly white “Christian” Russia a natural ally of the United States and all other races potential enemies.

ELECTIONS

Trump Electoral College Revolt Flares; 20 GOP Members May Join, Says Harvard Prof

Concern Rising About Fitness to Serve

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says 20 GOP electors have approached his group about defecting from Donald Trump in the Electoral College. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says 20 GOP electors have approached his group about defecting from Donald Trump in the Electoral College. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s nascent presidency could be in serious trouble if 20 Republican Electoral College members decide to join a revolt among presidential electors to deny the GOP candidate the White House, a Harvard professor says.

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FBI’s James Comey Back on Hot Seat Over Trump Campaign Russian Connection

Facing Unprecedented Criticism on Capitol Hill

FBI Director James Comey is back on the hot seat with his credibility on the line again over the Russian connection to Donald Trump's election campaign. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FBI Director James Comey is back on the hot seat with his credibility on the line again over the Russian connection to Donald Trump’s election campaign. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FBI Director James Comey is back on the hot seat over Russia’s alleged effort to tip the election to Donald Trump. But after his own partisan foray into presidential politics, Comey and the agency are facing unprecedented criticism on Capitol Hill.

ELECTIONS

Jill Stein Takes Voter Recount Campaign to Trump Tower in New York (Video!)

Wins Key Victory in Michigan for Fast Recount

Green Party candidate Jill Stein took her campaign for vote recounts in three states to the steps of Trump Tower in New York City. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Green Party candidate Jill Stein took her campaign for vote recounts in three states to the steps of Trump Tower in New York City. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate who is leading efforts to force vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, took her campaign to Trump Tower in New York City today (Dec. 4) to provide an update on her efforts to ensure accurate vote counts.