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May 29, 2017 9:27 AM

Hate Crime

Attacks like Portland’s will keep happening unless we all fight white supremacy

When Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche boarded a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., on Friday night, they never could have imagined they wouldn’t make it home. The two men were stabbed to death after confronting a man for yelling slurs at a Muslim woman and her friend. A third intervener, Micah David-Cole, is being treated for serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a white supremacist known to police, openly performed Nazi salutes and shouted racial slurs at a rally last month in Portland. White supremacist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic posts were a fixture on his Facebook page.

 

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May 24, 2017 9:40 AM

Trump doesn’t need Congress to hamstring health and environmental agencies. It’s already happening.

President Trump has told us over and over that he intends to “drain the swamp.”

And his war with the federal government has been codified — in the sweeping cuts in his budget proposal and in the language of his advisers. (Recall when Steve Bannon famously called for the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”) He’s built an administration that is hostile to government regulation and has promised to roll back two government regulations for every new one introduced.

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