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Solomon Jones recounts tales of being while black.

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Twits on Twitter, Meet Tales of the Trumpling 0

Words fail me.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Electro-Trumpled in blue.

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Suffer the Children 0

Esther Cepeda marvels at the Trump administration’s institutionalization of cruelty.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A campus Trumpling.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

At The American Scholar, Elizabeth D. Samet takes a deep look at the history and meaning of the South’s Confederate monuments and the recent raising of a monument to Ulysses S. Grant at West Point. An excerpt:

The late-19th-century national reconciliation movement—of which Grant’s own coffin, accompanied by two federal and two Confederate pallbearers, proved a potent symbol—continues to shape the way many Americans understand the Civil War today. Grant did not share this understanding. Declaring in his Personal Memoirs that slavery was the cause of the war, he also judged that cause “one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse.”

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Secesh sues history.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Trumpled high school football game.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

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The Institutionalization of Sadism 0

That’s what happens when cruelty becomes routine . . . .

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All That Was Old Is New Again 0

Sam posits that American conservatism has devolved into a mix of greed and racism, then discusses how it intertwines with gunnuttery.

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The History We Want vs. the History We Have 0

Sam Osherson mediates of the gap between history and reality in the tales (white) Americans tell themselves about American history. Here’s a bit:

If you grew up like me, you likely learned that the US was founded on basic truths having to do with cultural narratives of equality, freedom, and progress. Hard work and persistence leads to success. Merit is rewarded. The American story is one of triumphant progress towards the good.

Yet if you’ve been paying attention lately, there’s been some disturbing news. Professor Jill Lepore’s recent history of the United States, These Truths, for example, is organized around our country’s involvement with slavery from before we were even the United States, a “deep and dark” relationship, in which Jefferson, Madison, and George Washington owned slaves even while they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and have an inalienable right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Yet more schoolyard Trumpling.

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A Question of Privilege 0

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Trumpled nuptials.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A busload of Trumpling.

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A false alarm Trumpling.

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Misdirection Play, Jesse Watters Mows Grass Dept. 0

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A Picture Is Worth 0

PoliticalProf.

Words fail me.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

One of the byproducts of the Trumpling is that it has given bigots license to come out of the closet.

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