Elsewhere for October 23, 2016

You should read this for 10/23/2016:

On the campaign trail in Ohio, President Obama blasts the GOP “The problem is, is that they’ve been riding this tiger for a long time, . . . They’ve been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years, primarily for political expedience.”

Why We’re Living in the Age of Fear “Jen Senko believes that her father was brainwashed. As Senko, a New York filmmaker, tells it, her father was a ‘nonpolitical Democrat.’ But then he transferred to a new job that required a long commute and began listening to conservative radio host Bob Grant during the drive. Eventually, he was holing himself up for three hours every day in the family kitchen, mainlining Rush Limbaugh and, during commercials, Fox News.”

From Arizona Republic’s Mi-Ai Parrish via Medium.com How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? “We chose patriotism over party. We endorsed the Democrat. And then the reaction started pouring in. Threats against our business. Threats against our people.”

The United Federation of “hold my beer, I got this”

Medieval historian David M. Perry writing at CNN.com points out that This is not the Crusades: There’s nothing medieval about ISIS Perry notes: “As a medieval historian, I’ve been watching the ways in which Trump, other politicians, and even plenty of journalists characterize ISIS and its horrific actions as “medieval.” I’ve always thought it was a mistake, but a mistake mostly limited to the world of rhetoric. On Friday, that changed.”

The white flight of Derek Black“Derek Black, 27, was following in his father’s footsteps as a white nationalist leader until he began to question the movement’s ideology.”

Lemon Almond Bars from Southern Living.

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