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In OtherWords: June 8, 2016

With Bernie fading, Trump comes up for renewed scrutiny.

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After this week’s primaries in California and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton looks to have finally sewn up the Democratic nomination for president.

While important debates will continue inside the Democratic Party over foreign policy, money in politics, and other issues, a certain Donald Trump is also going to come in for renewed scrutiny as we enter the general election season (in case you haven’t heard enough about that guy).

This week in OtherWords, Lucia Martínez calls on the tech companies sponsoring the Republican National Convention, where Trump will be officially nominated, to pull their support. Jill Richardson takes on the border-first immigration policies favored by the Trump faction of the GOP. And Khalil Bendib masterfully illustrates the predicament the candidate has created by alienating one group after another.

Also this week, Josh Hoxie looks at the Republican Party’s war on the IRS, and Jim Hightower scoffs at the emerging “gig economy.”

We’ll have much more to come on both major-party candidates soon.

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Trumped into a Corner, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. The Real Reason Republicans Are Going after the IRS / Josh Hoxie
    To understand why the IRS is under attack, follow the money.
  2. Tech Companies Need to Stop Bankrolling Hate / Lucia Martínez
    Donald Trump’s campaign isn’t “business as usual” — and the corporations supporting the Republican convention shouldn’t treat it as such.
  3. Our Immigration Policies Are Ridiculous / Jill Richardson
    Doubling down on border enforcement is as ineffective as it is inhumane.
  4. Gagging on the Gig Economy / Jim Hightower
    Being “liberated” to work short-term jobs on-demand means you’re on your own.
  5. Trumped into a Corner / Khalil Bendib
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Peter Certo is the editor of OtherWords.