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The Republicans are now the party of identity politics | Lucia Graves

The Republicans are now the party of identity politics | Lucia Graves

WHAT
Donald Trumps presidency has been is characterized by a huge effort to protect the narrow interests of one particular demographic group: wealthy white menIdentity politics used to be for Democrats- now it's for Republican and they're using it perniciously. Identity politics have long been central to the message of the Democratic party, viewed as a constituency of African American people, Hispanic people, educated lily-white progressives, LGBTQ people, single women and more. Conservatives, meanwhile, had previously defined themselves ideologically. Ronald Reagan's so-called " NFL musicians kneeling in protest at police brutality, Donald Trump's firstly time in the White House has shown Republicans to be the real drivers of identity politics. It's just one development which is usually moves...
Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

Sports
The president will participate in Mondays national championship play between Georgia and Alabama with noted Trump critic Kendrick Lamar slated to performDonald Trump will attend Monday's college football national championship play between Georgia and Alabama at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the city's mayor promising a" safe, smooth and reassuring" event despite transport problems expected to be caused by the presidential motorcade. The stadium will be secured by legions of undercover and uniformed policemen, overhead air traffic including drones will be prohibited and the police chief implored the more than 100,000 participants in occurrences related to the big game to leave their artilleries at home. " Please delight execute the most important one involve and greatest tier of comm...
Donald Trump has just started on his aim to be the only game in town | Bryan Armen Graham

Donald Trump has just started on his aim to be the only game in town | Bryan Armen Graham

WHAT
US sport from NFL to basketball and Olympic skiing is caught up in the decisions of a chairman unafraid, and ascertained, to change the rulesSports and politics have always existed at a very public intersection in the United States, but you would be hard-pressed to recall a occasion when the illusory firewall keeping them apart was more nakedly exposed. Over the past time Trump has co-opted American sports as not merely a proxy battle in the culture conflicts that indicate a country's deep divides but the primary theater. It is fair to say there was no more influential sports figure this year than the president, whose bellicose rhetoric and crisp volume counterpunching have had far-reaching impacts on service industries( request Papa John's) and compelled sports people, in a sharp-worded b...
Trump and the press: 10 questions journalists never thought they’d have to ask

Trump and the press: 10 questions journalists never thought they’d have to ask

WHAT
The chairmen volatile humor and thin skin have stimulated many improbable exchanges this year, including questions about neo-Nazis, bondage and moronsFor better or worse- more often than not worse- Donald Trump's short presidency has, in so far, been remarkable. The president's unusually thin scalp and volatile humor have stimulated a series of bizarre the issues that many writers may never have expected to have had to ask. Here are some of the most outlandish. Questions to Trump ' Illegal' elections, the Government Accountability Office announced it was investigating the commission after 15 August Why did you await so long to denounce neo-Nazis? ABC News (@ ABC) Asked' Why did you wait so long to denounce neo-Nazis? ' POTUS says: "I didn't wait long, I wanted to make...
Basketball players kicked off American Airlines flight for alleged blanket theft

Basketball players kicked off American Airlines flight for alleged blanket theft

WHAT
The airline has apologized after a flight attendant accused two black professional musicians of stealing blankets and kicked them off of a planeAmerican Airlines has apologized to two black professional basketball players who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant accused them of stealing blankets. AA spokesman Joshua Freed said here on Tuesday that Memphis Hustle guard Marquis Teague and forward Trahson Burrell boarded the flight bound for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Sunday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Hustle is an NBA G-League affiliate team of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. Teague played a year at the University of Kentucky before being drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Burrell played two seasons at the Universit...
Chinese mall unveils #TrumpDog statue to celebrate year of the dog

Chinese mall unveils #TrumpDog statue to celebrate year of the dog

Breaking News
The canine statue athletics a frown, an index finger pointing straight up and Trumps signature hairstyle, rendered in goldAs China to be prepared ring in the Lunar New Year, one shopping center has declared it its first year of #TrumpDog, complete with a giant statue that endures a striking resemblance to the US president. The statue athletics a deep frown, an index finger pointing straight up and Trump's signature coiffure in what is believed to be his favourite colouring, amber. The dog is also wearing a blood-red kerchief, even if it is a rooster. The Chinese zodiac is a 12 time cycles/second, with per year representatives to a separate animal. Trump was born in 1946, likewise the year of the dog. But that is not good report for the US president, as Chinese culture predicts a year of b...
NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

WHAT
NBA deletes phrase filled after Miri Regev says it is at odds with Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capitalIsrael's far-right athletics and cultural activities rector has taken credit for the US National Basketball Association's decision to remove the description " filled" from its depiction of Palestine on its website, despite the fact that the phrase described in the internationally recognised legal status of the Palestinian areas. The NBA's site originally rolled" filled Palestine territories" and at time of writing had deleted the word "occupied" at the instance of two Israeli ministers, one of whom hinted they were in fact part of Israel. The row over the inclusion of the words in a pop-up menu provided by a third party in an online poll of favourite players is the l...
The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

WHAT
After a thrilling 2016, sports fans might have expected an anticlimax. Instead, they got combats, feuds and an NFL storyline that extended and ranSports devotees had such a thrilling 2016- with the NBA finals and World Series both culminating in dramatic success for squads who had waited decades for a title- that as athletics editor, I horror 2017 would be an anticlimax. I was wrong. It started with the New England Patriots' mind-bending comeback win in one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time before we were treated to the spectacle/ freakshow that was Floyd Mayweather v NFL season, soon dragging in players, tutors, followers, owners ... and the president of the United States. You'd never know that boxing was expiring from one glimpse inside the Morris Park Boxing Club in the Van Nes...