Historian Timothy Snyder: “It’s pretty much inevitable” that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy

American democracy is in crisis. The election of Donald Trump feels like a state of emergency made normal. Trump has threatened violence against his political enemies. He has made clear he does not believe in the norms and traditions of American democracy – unless they serve his interests.

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Steve Bannon reported to the FBI for allegedly violating campaign finance laws

A campaign finance watchdog group has filed a complaint alleging that a pro-Trump super PAC improperly funneled payments to Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign CEO and now his chief strategist, in violation of the law.

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Donald Trump’s corporate tax amnesia: Repatriation didn’t work in 2004, and it won’t work in 2017

Although not widely discussed, President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan includes an estimated $2.6 trillion repatriation proposal very similar to the one that was passed by President George W. Bush in 2004 – and which didn’t do what it was supposed to do.

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Report: Donald Trump’s campaign is threatening “political reprisal” for defecting Republican electors

Donald Trump’s campaign is pressuring Republican electors into voting for them under “threats of political reprisal,” according to a member of the Electoral College who spoke to Salon under the condition of anonymity. “We have gotten reports from multiple people,” the elector said, “that the Donald Trump campaign is putting pressure on Republican electors to vote for him based on …

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WATCH: CNN anchor debunks Fox report when Donald Trump voter repeats fraud myth

The misinformation rampantly spread across a highly segmented media landscape has received increased attention since the propagation of so-called fake news has been widely credited with helping New York businessman and political neophyte Donald Trump win the White House.

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Trump’s stock in oil pipeline company raises concern

WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president. Trump’s 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

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Heat march continues: 2016 is likely to become the hottest year on record

This article originally appeared on Climate Central. Global temperatures have begun to retreat from their El Niño-fueled peak earlier in the year, but the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gases is keeping them well above average. Now, 2016 is likely to become the hottest year on record.

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This feminist is sticking with Bernie Sanders: Why Hillary backers need to take another long, honest look

A week after the New York primary, I had lunch with a colleague whom I hadn’t seen for a year. We are both avowed feminists and members of a joke secret society, Women Who Get Shit Done (we have badges, that’s about it); she started talking about having voted for Hillary Clinton, in that confiding way one does when presuming the other person feels the same.

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Bernie Sanders isn’t a radical: Noam Chomsky is exactly right regarding how mainstream Bernie’s policies really are

Lost in the discussions about Bernie Sanders’s “socialism” is an obvious and important fact: What he’s actually proposing is not only not radical – it’s mainstream. Sanders decided not to dodge the “socialist” label and instead own it by contextualizing it in the broader American tradition.

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NRA fail: More than 2,000 people on terror watch list have legally purchased guns in the last 10 years

Well, wouldn’t you know it? “Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law,” according to the Government Accountability Office and now a report from the federal agency finds that over 2,000 individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list have indeed successfully and legally purchased a firearm from 2004 to 2014.

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