Doing More for Resistance

(April 30, 2017; Leah McElrath, Shareblue): “Have these last 100 days been some of the longest of your life? Are you more exhausted than you thought possible and anxious about the direction the country is heading? If so, you are not alone. But breathe and spend a moment to take this in: Donald Trump has accomplished almost none of his

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100 Days of Resistance

(April 24, 2017; John Nichols, The Nation): “Trump’s first 100 days extended from a campaign in which he won only 46 percent of the vote. By governing from the right, Trump managed to get his approval rating as low as 35 percent in an April Quinnipiac poll. It is said that Trump has nowhere to go but up. Not true.

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Resistance and Resilience

(April 24, 2017; Charles M. Blow, New York Times): “The resistance to the travesty of Donald Trump’s presidency is holding up just fine, thank you very much. As we approach the 100th day of the Trump administration, a tremendous amount of attention and coverage will be devoted to analyzing its impact and efficacy. But I would also like to take

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Poetry of Resistance

(April 21, 2017; Book Review, New York Times): “Protest poetry has deep roots in the United States. Poets have used their verses to oppose slavery, the Vietnam War, segregation and racial oppression, the Iraq war, and more recently, discrimination and police violence against African-Americans. So it’s not entirely surprising that there’s been a resurgence of political poetry in the Trump

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What Is Resistance?

(April 19, 2017; Marisa Clogher, The Maroon): “What I initially conceived of resistance was something that was formulated, concretely constructed, a capital T thing that you did, performed physically and in the streets. Resistance was physical action, a way to use a body to intercept violent oppression at the hands of, in our case, state-sponsored institutions. This is one form

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A Resistance Progress Report

(April 17, 2017; John Cassidy, The New Yorker): “Saturday was mild and cloudy in Philadelphia—good marching weather for the thousands of anti-Trump protestors who gathered at City Hall and made their way down Market Street to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The atmosphere was upbeat — festive, almost. Many members of the crowd were carrying homemade signs, and their

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