So much is being written post-election that it is difficult to find some of the best pieces. These two below, however, offer important information and perspective on the election of Donald Trump and I recommend both.
1. Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say – Ethics lawyers for the last two presidents are in agreement.
Think Progress, Judd Legun, Editor-In-Chief, November 23, 2016
“Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents. Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.”
see – https://thinkprogress.org/electoral-college-trump-top-lawyers-8a8b6e0ca916#.vyrujts2v
2. How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind
By David Wong, October 12, 2016 – “Cracked”
I’m going to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon… [The tense divide between Hillary Clinton’s supporters and Donal Trump’s is characterized in this way]…primitive vs. advanced, tough vs. delicate, masculine vs. feminine, poor vs. rich, pure vs. decadent, traditional vs. weird. All of it is code for rural vs. urban…. Blue islands in an ocean of red. The cities are less than 4 percent of the land mass, but 62 percent of the population and easily 99 percent of the popular culture. Our movies, shows, songs, and news all radiate out from those blue islands… the racism of my youth was always one step removed. I never saw a family member, friend, or classmate be mean to the actual black people we had in town. We worked with them, played video games with them, waved to them when they passed. What I did hear was several million comments about how if you ever ventured into the city, winding up in the “wrong neighborhood” meant you’d get dragged from your car, raped, and burned alive. Looking back, I think the idea was that the local minorities were fine … as long as they acted exactly like us.”