The CIA officially determined that Russia intervened in our election, and President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the story as if it were a piece of fake news. "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction," his transition team wrote in a statement.
From The New York Times
After being honored for her work advancing the cause of press freedom with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award on Tuesday, CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour began her acceptance speech with a dire admission: “I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home,” Amanpour said.
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We learned a lot from last week’s election. Not all of it has been taken in yet. Certainly not all of it has been properly understood. A few things though, are clear.
Whatever you think about why Trump won, whatever you think about why Hillary lost, whatever you need to do or say to get over your grief, shock, fear, or whatever, and above all, whatever you think about what we need to do next, your answers will all boil down to this:
We need better media.
We need better education.
We need to organize.
From Huffington Post. Read the entire article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-minority-president_us_5834526be4b0....
1. The American Majority
Hillary Clinton won the majority of votes in this year’s presidential election.
"I listened as they called my President a Muslim.
I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
I listened as they said he wasn't born here....
I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.
I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
Since 2003 I've been imploring progressive Democrats to produce a brief media piece that reclaims the values we share. We have allowed the right wing to frame us as "weak".
Indivisible We Are Invincible
I often consider America’s future and how far apart so many Americans are -whether it is Trump vs Hillary, GOP vs Dems, Greens, Libertarians -I thought it important to weigh in with my observations.We seem to have lost our way. We argue vehemently for Trump or for Hillary. Or some argue Republicans and Democrats are just two sides of the same coin. We fight about "Big Government", immigrants, guns and abortions.
The Blame for the Shame
Many people are saying the election is over—relax, Trump can’t win—end of problem. Actually, the problem has hardly begun. How do we deal with the fact that some 40% of Americans will vote for a dangerously ignorant, intemperate sexual predator that lacks the most basic experience, character, or qualifications for the job?
There’s an old fable about a scorpion stinging a frog while the frog carries the scorpion across a river. The scorpion asks the frog to give him a ride across the river, the frog hesitates, afraid of being stung by the scorpion, but the scorpion argues that he would never sting the frog because if it did so, they would both drown.
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