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No matter what he has said, done, or signed, some 30% of our country is unwavering in their support for Trump. That so much of the country shares this delusion is no accident— it is the fruit of decades of reactionary organizing. Fox News: “Most Watched, Most Trusted.” InfoWars and Breitbart, formerly the scary fringe, are treated as mainstream. The ruling party stays in power through voter suppression, yet has no interest in running the government. This is the highway that took Trump straight to the White House. They hoped to solidify a mainstream conservative majority; instead, they created a system that rewards the most radicalized anti-government Republicans and drives moderates off the gerrymandered map. They thought they could harness the fool, but the fool harnessed them. We find ourselves with districts algorithmically programmed to entrench single-party rule, an electoral college weighted heavily in favor of conservative areas, and a court system run by conservative appointees. We have almost no recourse, and the recourse we do have is so, so, so painfully slow. But it is still moving forward. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for cases about partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin and Maryland, with a decision expected in the coming months. They’ve already struck down some of the most egregious voter suppression laws. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, our one glowing hope of slow, radiant justice delivers indictments like the wished-for gifts they are. When I feel like I’m losing my mind between anger and inability, these bright spots on the horizon are like guiding

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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