Donald Trump’s Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug | The New York Times

Donald Trump’s Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug by Lawrence K. Altman, M.D. (nytimes.com)(4 days 10 hours 47 minutes 56 seconds)
Dr. Harold N. Bornstein granted the interview after The New York Times asked him to discuss his past and possible future role in Mr. Trump’s care.

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Experts on authoritarianism say Trump’s presidency is getting even worse | Think Progress

Experts on authoritarianism say Trump’s presidency is getting even worse by Justin Salhani (ThinkProgress)
One scholar described Steve Bannon’s role in the administration as “pretty terrifying.”

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Don’t Cancel the Academy Awards Over Trump. Oscar Nominees, Try This Instead. | Slate

Don’t Cancel the Academy Awards Over Trump. Oscar Nominees, Try This Instead. by Matthew Dessem (Slate Magazine)
With the news that that the latest disaster in Donald Trump’s Lizard Brain Jamboree will bar Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi from attending the Academy Awards (and Farhadi’s later decision to skip them whether he is allowed to come or not), the film community has been scrambling to find an effective response.

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📺 So What Are We Supposed to Do Now? | The Closer S2 E14

So What Are We Supposed to Do Now? by Keith Olbermann from GQ Videos
The Electoral College has affirmed Donald Trump as our 45th President. Here’s what you can do about it.

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📺 Alexander Hamilton’s Plan to Keep Trump From the White House | The Closer S2 E13

Alexander Hamilton’s Plan to Keep Trump From the White House by Keith Olbermann from GQ Videos
The Electoral College was designed to prevent just this sort of emergency.

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📺 The Grave Danger of Trump’s Intelligence Failure | The Closer S2 E12

The Grave Danger of Trump’s Intelligence Failure by Keith Olbermann from GQ Videos
Is the president-elect—who thinks he’s “ like a smart person”—content to hand America over to the Russians?

📺 Is There a Russian Coup Underway in America? | The Closer S2 E11

Is There a Russian Coup Underway in America? by Keith Olbermann from GQ Videos
Why we urgently need a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s meddling in the election

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Trial Balloon for a Coup? | Medium

Trial Balloon for a Coup? by Yonatan Zunger (Medium)
Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours

Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours

The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than meaningful changes in the field. But this clarity is enough to give us a sense of what we just saw happen, and why it happened the way it did.

I’ll separate what’s below into the raw news reports and analysis; you may also find these two pieces from yesterday (heavily referenced below) to be useful.

From “The Day After Tomorrow.” I resisted the temptation to use the analogous shot from “Planet of the Apes.”

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The Republican Fausts | The New York Times

The Republican Fausts by David Brooks (nytimes.com)(7 hours 22 minutes 2 seconds)
They struck a deal with the devil, Donald Trump, that comes at too high a price.
President Trump at a retreat last week in Philadelphia for congressional Republicans. Doug Mills/The New York Times

Many Republican members of Congress have made a Faustian bargain with Donald Trump. They don’t particularly admire him as a man, they don’t trust him as an administrator, they don’t agree with him on major issues, but they respect the grip he has on their voters, they hope he’ll sign their legislation and they certainly don’t want to be seen siding with the inflamed progressives or the hyperventilating media.

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This has to be the most awesome Indieweb pull request I’ve seen this year.

This has to be the most awesome Indieweb pull request I've seen this year.
Heres why I did it: Trump

WithKnown is a fantastic, free, and opensource content management service that supports some of the most bleeding edge technology on the internet. I’ve been playing with it for over two years and love it!

And today, there’s another reason to love it even more…

This is also a great reminder that developers can have a lasting and useful impact on the world around them–even in the political arena.

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Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order | Bloomberg

Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order by Mark Bergen (Bloomberg.com)
Alphabet Inc.’s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai slammed Trump’s move in a note to employees Friday, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order. Continue reading “Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order | Bloomberg”

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How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages | The New York Times

How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages by Nate Cohn (nytimes.com)(4 days 22 hours 1 minute 56 seconds)
The U.S.C./Los Angeles Times poll has consistently been an outlier, showing Donald Trump in the lead or near the lead.

Alone, he has been enough to put Mr. Trump in double digits of support among black voters. He can improve Mr. Trump’s margin by 1 point in the survey, even though he is one of around 3,000 panelists.

He is also the reason Mrs. Clinton took the lead in the U.S.C./LAT poll for the first time in a month on Wednesday. The poll includes only the last seven days of respondents, and he hasn’t taken the poll since Oct. 4. Mrs. Clinton surged once he was out of the sample for the first time in several weeks.

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In Discarded Women’s March Signs, Professors Saw a Chance to Save History | The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Discarded Women’s March Signs, Professors Saw a Chance to Save History by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Posters from the rally in Boston will be cataloged and archived.
Dwayne Desaulniers, AP Images

Signs line the fence surrounding Boston Common after the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday. Some of those signs could end up in an archive at Northeastern U.

The signs were pink, blue, black, white. Some were hoisted with wooden sticks, and others were held in protesters’ hands. A few sparkled with glitter, and some had original designs, created on computers with the help of a few internet memes.

Still, at the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, hundreds of the signs criticizing President Trump’s campaign promises and administrative agenda ended up wrapped around the fence near Boston Common, laid down like a carpet covering the sidewalk. Continue reading “In Discarded Women’s March Signs, Professors Saw a Chance to Save History | The Chronicle of Higher Education”

Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do

Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do by Matt Ford (The Atlantic)
With a penstroke, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposed a federal hiring freeze, and reinstated the ‘Mexico City policy’ on defunding international abortion-related services.

I have a sinking feeling that he spent more time actually signing these than he did reading them.

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