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The Root: The 9 Rings of Donald Trump’s Administrative Hell

The Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem Divine Comedy, the titular character is guided through the nine circles of hell. The darker your crimes, the lower the levels of hell you descend to until you meet up with Satan himself, trapped at the center of it all. 976 more words


The Root: Jill Stein Calls for Recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But Why Is She Leading the Charge and Not Hillary Clinton?

Throughout election night, the Clinton campaign comforted themselves with the belief that her “blue wall” would ultimately secure her presidential victory. Then, one by one, to the surprise of just about everyone in America, including the Trump campaign, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin all went red. 900 more words


The Root: The Trump-Obama Postelection Bromance Is the Worst Magical Negro Movie Ever

Senator Barack Obama, President Barack Obama, soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama, perhaps even Barack Obama the husband and father, has always been a paragon of patience and magnanimity. 999 more words


The Root: The Black Press Faces New Reality in the Era of Trump

Twitter is blowing up about this.”

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people utter this phrase, calmly walking back to the greenroom at CNN, MSNBC or Fox, heads craned forward to look at their phones. 946 more words


The Swing State Strikes Out: Cleveland Loses the World Series and Ohio Politics May Never Be the Same

For years, Ohioans have defined themselves by their relationship with lovable-loser sports teams mixed with political importance; now that relationship has flipped.

The Cleveland Indians lost the World Series on Wednesday to the Chicago Cubs, blowing a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 series lead. 1,356 more words


The Root: The Blame Game Has Already Started: the Myth Of the Depressed Black Turnout

Apparently the fate of the Clinton campaign, if not the American Republic falls on the shoulders of African American voters.

This week CNN rang the alarm bells with an article stating that the… 1,147 more words


The Root: FBI Director James Comey Manufactures an October Surprise for Hillary Clinton

America had such nice plans for the weekend. Most people were getting ready for some World Series baseball, looking through Party City for that last slutty Ninja Turtle costume, maybe even spending a few hours in line for early voting. 935 more words