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A Plea For Optimism In The Trump Era

A Trump presidency fills many with dread, largely because of the competing forces of his egregious claims and his status as a complete unknown with no policy track record. But in the interests of our mental health, I would like to put forward a brief argument for... optimism. The Trump presidency is going to be a reality. We who opposed him need to accept it. Here's how I'm getting through it.
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I Was Wrong About The U.S. Election

One might not like what Trump stood for, but a lot of people did, enough for him to become president. He had a vision that compelled people to come out, in record numbers, just as Obama's vision had done eight years earlier. Clinton, on the other hand, offered competence and an impressive CV.... But that was just not enough to motivate enough people to come out for her.
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Coping With Your Post-Election Grief

I am terrified that tens of millions of Americans came out in spades to support a man who is endorsed by the KKK, a known terrorist group. Trump is an admitted sexist, a liar, cheat and alleged rapist. A man(child) with zero political background -- completely and entirely unqualified for any position of stature. He is Hitler 2.0, and he now represents the most powerful country in the world. It is, in a word, devastating.