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11:00 AM ET, November 27, 2016

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Michael J. Totten / City Journal:
The Last Communist City  —  A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see  —  Neill Blomkamp's 2013 science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, takes place in Los Angeles, circa 2154.  The wealthy have moved into an orbiting luxury satellite …
Discussion: Althouse
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Castro wanted nuclear war [UPDATED]  —  In my post about Fidel Castro's death I wrote: “It has never been clear to me whether Castro asked the Soviets for missiles or whether the Soviets initiated the idea and Castro agreed (as the New York Times says).”  But wherever that idea originated …
Discussion: National Review
Prime Minister / pm.gc.ca:
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro  —  The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:  —  “It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba's longest serving President.
Michael Bastasch / The Daily Caller:
Trump's Brutally Honest Castro Statement Proves He's No Obama
Jeremy Berke / Business Insider:
TRUMP: ‘Fidel Castro is dead!’
Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times:
Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump sent to multiple California mosques  —  Hussam Ayloush, seen here in May, is the Los Angeles director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country's largest Muslim civil liberties organization.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Trump is ‘going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews’: California mosque threatened
Discussion: Law News
CAIR CALIFORNIA:   CAIR-SFBA Calls for Protection of Mosques After Anti-Muslim, Pro-Trump Letter Sent to San Jose Islamic Center
Brooke Edwards Staggs / Orange County Register:
Mosques threatened in letter praising Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
Nick Juliano / Politico:
Obama's agencies push flurry of ‘midnight’ actions  —  Federal agencies are rushing out a final volley of executive actions in the last two months of Barack Obama's presidency, despite warnings from Republicans in Congress and the reality that Donald Trump will have the power to erase much of their handiwork after Jan. 20.
Joy-Ann Reid / The Daily Beast:
Already Happening: Media Normalization of Trumpism  —  In the children's short story “The Emperor's New Clothes,” by Hans Christian Andersen, what kept the fiction of the naked emperor's sartorial splendor alive was nothing in particular about the emperor.  True, he was vain and plainly foolish …
Discussion: Raw Story
The Intercept:
Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group  —  The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.”
Washington Post:
Reddit's CEO regrets trolling Trump supporters by secretly editing their posts  —  Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, knows he has some explaining to do.  —  Huffman, also a Reddit co-founder, landed in hot water Wednesday after admitting that he used his administrative powers …
Discussion: Hot Air
Matt Viser / BostonGlobe.com:
A look at Steve Bannon and his years at Harvard Business School  —  From the very first day, Steve Bannon made an impression.  —  In a Harvard Business School classroom of about 90 people in 1983, he took a seat in the “skydeck” — a spot at the top giving him a view of the entire class.
Emily Smith / New York Post:
Trump spent Thanksgiving asking: Mitt or Rudy?  —  More On:  —  The talk at Donald Trump's Thanksgiving dinner at his Florida club was all about if he should pick Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state.  —  The president-elect held court on Thursday at his Palm Beach, Fla. …
Discussion: The Guardian, Mediaite and Raw Story
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Hopes for a female president dashed, women take running for office into their own hands  —  On Wednesday, she woke up inconsolable.  On Thursday, angry.  But on the Friday after the presidential election, as she prepared posters to join thousands in protesting Donald Trump's victory …
Discussion: alan.com
Eric Sasson / New Republic:
The Liberal Response to Trump Is Devolving Into Outrage Porn  —  Instead of being aghast at the non-stop spectacle of Trump's transition, we should try a more level-headed approach.  —  The outrage over Donald Trump's election has continued unabated on social media for more than two weeks now.
 
 
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Katherine Lam / New York's PIX11:
Google fixes Trump Tower name mixup on Google Maps
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Progressives without Power
Nick Gutteridge / Daily Express:
Regretting something, Angela? Germany's Merkel announces plan to deport 100,000 migrants
Jan M. Olsen / Military Times:
DoD releases name of service member killed Thursday in Syria
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Moderate Voice
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Trump calls recount effort a ‘scam’
Discussion: RedState
New York Times:
Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President
Discussion: alan.com and Raw Story
Emma Brockes / The Guardian:
Bernie Sanders meets Spike Lee: ‘Where do we go? Where is the hope?’
Discussion: IndieWire and Mother Jones
Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast:
Obama Must Save the Courts to Save America From Trump