23 comedians and writers to follow who will help you survive the Trump era

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We’re sorry America, but for many of you, your deepest, darkest nightmare has finally come true: the questionably coherent reality television star of white nationalist dreams has officially become leader of the free world. Donald Trump is president.

It’s been less than a month since Trump won the election, and Americans everywhere are looking for signs of hope and reassurance. Sure, there’s no data to support a theory of hope (just spend a nanosecond on Trump’s Twitter, before closing your eyes very tight). But there are writers and comedians on Twitter who can provide something close to it, and remind you that there are other caring, reasonable people out there — sort of like you. Read more…

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How it felt to not know Trump won the election for 2 whole weeks

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Joe Chandler’s “bubble of ignorance” popped last week and there’s no going back.

The 65-year-old calendar artist from coastal Georgia managed to stay in the dark about the election results for two full weeks. After a deluge of publicity about the “last man in America to know who won the election,” the country’s next president was revealed to him last week at a political take on a “gender reveal party” on an Atlanta radio show.

“I was crestfallen,” Chandler said to Mashable. “It was like stab in the heart with a knife when those red balloons came out of the box.”  Read more…

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7 extremely useful sites and apps to help you organize in Trump’s America

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It’s been less than a month since President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, and everywhere you look, people are struggling to organize.

You can see a lot of it happening on our favorite social platforms. On Facebook, it comes in the form of repetitive pleas to “Call your legislator!” On Twitter, people retweet every 140-character nugget of pseudo-profundity they can find.

It can be confusing to know what to do when so much of our democracy is at stake, but a few new sites and apps (and even a couple of old ones) can help activists and concerned Americans pave a manageable path forward. Read more…

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Trump’s campaign manager hangs with singing Naked Cowboys

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The lobby of Trump Tower is a way more happening spot than you’d think.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, graced the golden entryway Monday and got a live performance from New York’s famous “Naked Cowboys.”

Kellyanne Conway serenaded by the naked Cowboys at Trump Towerhttps://t.co/V0ivXbryYA

— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 28, 2016

Conway stood by the performers in the building’s lobby as the cowboys sang a song about Trump building a wall, the Associated Press reported. 

The cowboys are more minimally clothed than naked, but the scene made for great juxtaposition with the next president of the United States making world-changing decisions in the same building, albeit far up in his penthouse apartment.  Read more…

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