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This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters

This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters

Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility.

They Don’t Just Hide Their Money. Economist Says Most of Billionaire Wealth is Unearned. – Evonomics

They Don’t Just Hide Their Money. Economist Says Most of Billionaire Wealth is Unearned. – Evonomics

Inequality By Didier Jacobs The concentration of wealth from rent-seeking The 62 richest people in the world own as much wealth as half of humanity. Such extreme wealth conjures images of both fat cats and deserving entrepreneurs. So where did so much money come from?

America’s Problem Isn’t Tribalism—It’s Racism – The Atlantic

America’s Problem Isn’t Tribalism. It’s Racism.

Read: How to teach white kids about race A large number of Republican candidates, led by the president, ran racist or bigoted campaigns against their opponents. But those opponents cannot be said to belong to a “tribe.” No common ethnic or religious ties bind Heitkamp, Campa-Najjar, Delgado, or the constituencies that elected them.

The American Economy Is Rigged – Scientific American

A disturbing analysis of the growing inequality in this “great country” by the American economist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 Joseph Stiglitz.

The American Economy Is Rigged

Americans are used to thinking that their nation is special. In many ways, it is: the U.S. has by far the most Nobel Prize winners, the largest defense expenditures (almost equal to the next 10 or so countries put together) and the most billionaires (twice as many as China, the closest competitor).

Republicans and Donald Trump used to blame higher gas prices on Obama.

A year and a half into Donald Trump’s administration gasoline prices are at a four year high.

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West Virginia poverty gets worse under Trump economy, not better – CBS News

West Virginia poverty gets worse under Trump economy, not better

West Virginia has a growing poverty problem, and experts there who study the issue say Americans in every state should pay attention. The Appalachian state is, along with Delaware, just one of two states where poverty rose last year, bucking the national trend of growing incomes and declining hardship, according to U.S.

Bipartisanship is Dead. Time for Democrats to Embrace Their Inner McConnell. | Washington Monthly

McConnell has waged a take no prisoners war against both democratic and Democratic principles for just about a decade now and it’s time to fight back the same way. There are 5 great suggestions for where to start in this article.

There are (neoliberal) Democrats that always want to embrace the centrist middle and worry about driving them away and meanwhile that centrist middle never votes Democratic. Meanwhile, the left that has been ignored or stuck in a corner stays home and doesn’t vote. It’s time to really embrace the change that empowers individual people rather than big corporations i.e. Wall Street.

Bipartisanship is dead. Time for Democrats to embrace Their inner McConnell.

Bipartisanship is dead. Susan Collins dealt the coup de grace, armed with a dishonest and partisan speech capping a norm-destroying extremist far-right conquest of the Supreme Court. And upon regaining power in Washington, Democrats will need to behave accordingly.

Good People Don’t Defend A Bad Man

It should go without saying that I am not a fan of most modern religious writers but John PAVLOVITZ is certainly an exception to that. This article he wrote back in January but is still very apropos today.

Good People Don’t Defend A Bad Man

At times in this life it can be a challenge to figure out who the bad people are, but sometimes they help you. Sometimes they do the work for you. Sometimes with their every vulgar, bitter word from their mouth, they testify to their personal malignancy and they make it easy to identify them.

A CONSERVATIVE solution to global warming (Part 1) | Potholer54 YouTube

I’ve been following the video science blogger Potholer54 aka Peter Hatfield for maybe a little over a decade now and think he is one of the very best science communicators out there and when it comes to global warming and climate change he is peerless. This popped up in my YouTube feeds yesterday and I think it is one of his very best…

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