From conservative hip-hop to white power boulder, rightwing politics inspires woeful music | Jeff Sparrow

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While hip-hop is perfectly capable of conservatism, successful relationships between rappers and rightwing politics generally take a somewhat different form Last month, Mark Seymour instructed the anti-Muslim group Reclaim Australia to cease playingthe Hunters and Collectors song Holy Grail at its rallies. We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over, he wrote. […]

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Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump’s America

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As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis If an essay is something essayed – something hazarded , not definitive , not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and […]

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Why everyone is talking about US interest rates today- and why it matters

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Todays the day the US central bank will decide, is again, whether or not to raise interest rates for the first time since 2015 but its seeming unlikely Why is everyone talking about the Federal Reserve? Because todays the day the US central bank will decide, is again, whether or not to create interest rates. […]

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‘The Mangina Monologues’: Twitter trends #MichaelMooreBroadwayShows, these could win a Tony

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Like Twitchy reported yesterday, Michael Moore’s next big “play” in taking Trump down is to superstar in a Broadway reveal. Because that’ll display him! And hey, Michael Moore could win a Tony … Ok, probably not but theseshow ideas from the Twitter trend #MichaelMooreBroadwayShows should definitely be in the running: A Streetcar Nam…hold on, is […]

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Hillary Clinton asks for landslide victory to rebuke Trump’s ‘bigotry and bullying’

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As Trump went on the attack, a confident Clinton fostered her backers to double down on their efforts during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign Hillary Clinton hinted at a possible landslide in the 8 November election, exhorting several thousand supporters at a San Francisco fundraiser on Thursday to help her have the kind […]

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Clinton senses big victory after Trump’s week of self-inflicted defeat

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Republican in tailspin over lewd remarks and alleged sexual misconduct as one GOP strategist says any other Democrat would be 15 points ahead, nationwide In a Saturday Night Live skit last weekend, a CNN anchor flashed to Hillary Clintons Brooklyn headquarters for reaction to breaking news of a 2005 record of Donald Trump bragging about […]

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2016 in metaphors: dead turkey, frozen moose and human excavating his own tomb

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The year has become so maligned that Twitter is awash with posts listing the strange and terrible things that 2016 can be compared to For many people 2016, which brought the planet Brexit, the Donald Trump election victory, the deaths of Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen and the brief union that was Twiddleswift, has […]

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Ben Carson: Trump Has ‘Major Defects’

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Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, has “major defects” and there are “probably” better people for the White House, said supporter Ben Carson, the former Republican presidential candidate. “He has some major flaws, there’s no question about it — just like the rest of us, ” said the retired neurosurgeon, who endorsed Trump last […]

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