The Politex Report #1227

A Legal Trump Bump On His Road To Dictatorship

What dictators do: find a group to direct hate against, distracting citizens from ongoing suppression, bypass courts and manipulate them to pass laws that approve hate and suppression, and control the media to cloud these actions. -- JP


This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunning - The Washington Post

Der Spiegel, One of the Largest Magazines in Europe Just Sent Donald Trump One Helluva Statement.

Cover Story: John W. Tomac’s “Liberty’s Flameout” - The New Yorker


Overview: A Welcome Setback for Donald Trump: Bannon's Muslim Ban Fiasco. NY


Trump Pushes Bannon/Flynn Dark View of Islam to Center of U.S. Policy-Making, Connecting it to Muslims. NYT

From America to Amerika: Understanding Bannon’s worldview and the fascist policies that follow. - WP


Nazis Once Published List of Jewish Crimes, Trump Now Pushing to Do the Same for Immigrant Crimes. DN

The "De-Judification" of the Holocaust?: Trump Avoids Word "Jews" on Holocaust Remembrance Day. DN


Donald Trump Through a Loudspeaker, Darkly: The muddling of fact and fiction is a tactic of totalitarian regimes. NY

Angelina Jolie: Refugee Policy Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear. NYT


President Bannon?: Racist, Islamophobic Breitbart Leader Consolidates Power in Trump Lie House. DN

Nancy Pelosi is right: Steve Bannon is a white supremacist, and he's crafting federal policies now

Muslim Ban's Father: Steve Bannon's 2007 film outline warned U.S. could turn into ‘Islamic States of America’ WP

Kellyanne Conway made up a fake terrorist attack to justify Trump’s “Muslim ban” - Vox


Borders Reopen to the 100,000 Voided Visa Holders; Trump Attacks Judge as "so-called." NYT

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump’s entry order nationwide, but how will 100,000 get their visas back? Yes. WP

Court Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Muslim Ban, and Airlines Are Told to Allow Passengers Access. NYT

Sarsour v. Trump: Palestinian-American Activist Sues the President to Overturn Muslim Ban. DN

Attorney Suing Trump for Barring Children from Entering U.S. to See Their Parents. DN


Wall Street suffers worst day in months following Trump Muslim ban. Guardian


Trump Muslim Ban Drives Wedge Between Iraqi Soldiers and Americans. NYT

Hundreds of Texas Muslim Leaders Receive Alarming Survey Investigating Their Views on Islam. DN

Former Norwegian prime minister detained at Dulles Airport for an hour. He visited Iran in 2014. -WP

UK film-makers to use Iranian director's movie in anti-Trump protest outside US Embassy on Oscar Night. Guardian


United States of Trump to Australia: Get Lost. Cohen, NYT

It is grotesque for Trump to dismiss Australia’s stranded refugees as the next “Boston bombers," says Cohen, NYT