Today’s New York Daily News cover weighed in on the many accusations floating around that the rise of Donald Trump, and his anti-Muslim rhetoric, is not unlike the rise of Hitler, and his anti-Jewish propaganda. Photo: New York Daily News.
Comparing Trump to Hitler? Yep, The New York Daily News went there, turning Martin Niemöller’s quote about the rise of Nazi Germany — “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” — into a reflection on Trump’s anti-Muslim/anti-Mexican agenda.
Comparing Trump to the terrorist organization the Islamic State? Yep. The New York Daily News did that too, showing Trump brandishing a saber, with the Statue of Liberty’s head in one hand and her body dead on the ground.
John Cassidy writes in The New Yorker that now that some leading Republicans have taken on Trump, it’s time for the enabling TV networks to do the same.
And then there are the leading Republicans who are either supporting Trump’s call to ban Muslims at the border or coming close. Via Politico.
The sad truth in America, via Vox: Islamophobia doesn’t begin or end with the Donald. On the other hand, according to The New York Times’ Upshot, fearing Muslims is the leading predictor for Trump supporters.
Trump is among the finalists for Time’s person of the year. Is there anyone who believes, for better or worse, that he won’t – or shouldn’t — be the winner. Via The National Review.
If the Paris climate talks are truly the last best hope for mankind, then we are all doomed. But the good news is that this is probably not the last chance at all. Via The Week.
Climate change deniers, meanwhile, are hard at work trying to derail the Paris talks. Via The New Republic.
Is there anything worse for a president that being forced by circumstances to give a major speech but to have nothing new to say? Via The National Journal.
Nearly everyone agrees on one person, one vote, but there is wide disagreement on what it actually means. So now the Supreme Court is set to decide, and the stakes are enormous. Via Scotusblog.
As the Supreme Court once again takes on affirmative action, the University of Michigan offers itself up as a test case for what it means in maintaining campus diversity. Via The Washington Post.