The Progressive POPULIST

A Twice-Monthly Journal from the Heartland


December 15, 2016 -- Volume 22, Number 22


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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COVER/Hal Crowther p. 1
Accept it, like Hell!

EDITORIAL p. 2
Get back into the fight; Fidel’s last laugh

JIM HIGHTOWER p. 3
Looking back through the squirrel hole.
The Koch connection. ­­
WILL DURST p. 3
The bright side of a Trump presidency
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR p. 4
GREG BAILEY p. 4
Self-inflicted wounds of the Democratic Party
RURAL ROUTES/Margot McMillen p. 5
Don’t let fear and hate win

DISPATCHES p. 5
Trump stumbles toward inauguration;
Ethics lawyers: Electoral College should reject Trump unless he sells businesses;
Repubs will push Medicare privatization;
Minimum wage isn’t living wage anywhere;
Judge suspends OT expansion;
Hate incidents up since Trump win;
Minorities buying guns since Trump election;
Fidel wasn't our kind of murderous dictator ...

FROMA HARROP p. 6
Democrats must drop identity politics
JONATHAN THOMPSON p. 6
Trump’s promises are empty when it comes to energy
ART CULLEN p. 6
Dems didn’t ask for rural vote

GENE LYONS p. 7
Emperor Trump’s inauspicious debut
CHUCK COLLINS p. 7
Building a new populism in the era of Trump

SARAH ANDERSON p. 7
Bipartisan unity in a deep red state
JILL RICHARDSON p. 8
Sorry, I can’t give Trump a chance

ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ p. 9
We’re all Zapatistas now

ROBERT BOROSAGE p. 9
Taking on Trump: Lessons from the Reagan years
DICK POLMAN p. 10
Beyond Beltway, Dems even worse off

KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL p. 10
Taking it to the states
JOHN YOUNG p. 10
Treating white males with kindness, respect and inclusion

MARY SANCHEZ p. 11
Trump’s personal ethics bode ill for the republic
DEAN BAKER p. 11
Republican deficit hawks abandon their religion
SAM PIZZIGATI p. 11
Why we need tow orry about Wilbur
DAVID DALEY p. 12
Un-rigging our democracy

HEATHER DIGBY PARTON p. 13
Is Donald Trump’s transition being outsourced to the Heritage Foundation?
ROBERT B. REICH p. 13
California vs. Trumpland
JESSE JACKSON p. 14
Trump cabinet nominations: calculated insult
WENONAH HAUTER p. 14
We cannot be discouraged; Let’s keep building our movement

ROBERT KUTTNER p. 14
No common ground with Trump
NORMAN SOLOMON p. 14
In resistance to Trump, ‘community’ should be a verb
HEALTH CARE/Joan Retsinas p. 15
A Christmas gift: Trumpkids
DAVE JOHNSON p. 15
Trump’s infrastructure ‘plan’ is really just a privatization scam
WAYNE O’LEARY p. 16
Fools, damn fools and democrats

JOHN BUELL p. 16
Neoliberalism on the rocks?

JUAN COLE p. 17
5 Trump headlines more outrageous than the ‘Hamilton’ tiff
DANA MILBANK p. 17
Trump’s fake-news presidency
DON ROLLINS p. 17
Has SNL finally joined the fray?

JOE CONASON p. 18
As neo-nazis hail him, Trump shrugs
BOB BURNETT p. 18
Was Hillary cheated?
BOOK REVIEW/Seth Sandronsky p. 18
Rethinking empires

RALPH NADER p. 19
Which Trump? Early signs not good
TED RALL p. 19
No, everything is really not going to be all right
FR. DONNELL KIRCHNER p. 20
How the white Catholic vote helped Trump

ROB PATTERSON p. 20
Netflix offers bingeworthy shows

MOVIE REVIEW/Ed Rampell p. 21
Abolishing Miscegenation: Virginia is for Lovings

EDGE OF SPORTS/Dave Zirin p. 21
Church, vandalized with ‘Trump Nation/Whites Only,’ becomes a site of resistance
AMY GOODMAN p. 22
As the planet warms, Trump sends a chill through Marrakech
CONNIE SCHULTZ p. 22
Sexism? Misogyny? So last week
GARRISON KEILLOR p. 23
Trump voters — it’s not me, it’s you

Cover illustration by Dolores Cullen


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