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The Fascist & The Scarecrow: If Only Donald Trump Had A...

"For now, let’s go with Fascist Lite. And hope that the better angels of our fellow citizens will win out over the dark energy tapped into by the Trump machine. But let’s be vigilant. Let’s be on the lookout for an unrepentant narcissist who manages to capture public attention through hate-filled rhetoric. The next one may have a brain."

Long Island Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive

Eight community groups are joining forces in an effort to register thousands of working-class voters of color on Long Island to encourage more to cast their votes on Election Day, organizers said. Those behind the initiative have nine weeks to enlist as many potential voters as possible before Wednesday, Oct. 19, the New York State voter registration deadline, to be eligible to vote in the 2016 general election.

What Would Donald Trump Do To The White House?

Three friends from Trump's military school muse about what their former classmate might do if he wins the election in November and takes up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Would the reality TV star put a big "TRUMP" sign on its facade? Or decorate the Oval Office in his hotel and casinos' signature faux Greek statuary?

Muslim American Women Speak Out Against Stereotypes

The role of Muslim Americans—and Muslim American women, in particular—in American culture took center stage last week after Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, the mother of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, had remained silent as her husband, Khizr Khan, spoke passionately onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton & Trump: A Plague On Both Your Houses

American political history suggests that somewhere along the way our national superego awakens to suppress the worst of our urges. We relegate fringe candidates to their proper place in history and gravitate to the more centrist message.

Takeaways From Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech, Day 4 At DNC

Clinton spoke for about an hour as she outlined why the American public should trust her to sit in the Oval Office. Her speech also served as a stinging rebuke of her Republican competitor Donald Trump, who she cast as woefully unfit to be president.

Long Island Delegates React to Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination

Long Island delegates cheered Hillary Clinton's nomination during the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Former President Bill Clinton's speech, in which he weaved together the couple's personal life with his wife's professional accomplishments, was well received.

Trump’s GOP Nomination Sparks Cheers, Jeers & Fears

The reality TV star formally received the presidential nomination when the Republican National Committee, through some creative maneuvering, allowed New York State to pledge its delegates out of order. Donald Trump will formally accept the nomination during a speech on Thursday. Trump's nod fueled supporter celebrations and concerns among some religious and immigration groups.

Hofstra University to Host 1st Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate

Hofstra University will host the first presidential debate between presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton at its Hempstead, NY campus in September. The school has hosted two presidential debates in the past, in 2008 and 2012.

Let’s Party Like It’s ‘1984’: Trump for President

The arsenal of diabolical methods Orwell envisioned to sustain this nightmarish society re-appears in the campaign playbook of the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party in 2016. While Donald Trump is in the bluster phase—insults, taunts, bullying, harangues—can you imagine a Trump presidency with the gloves off?
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