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The week following the news of Nov. 8 was a tough one. Donald Trump is going to be president and everything that liberals thought they knew is wrong. We have had the time to mourn the minimum wage increases, wage gap closure, and police reform that could have been. Now, we have to brace ourselves for the the dark days ahead.
One of the clear takeaways from the days and weeks following the election is widespread disappointment with much of Internet media. Whether it is the data journalism of 538, the twee superficiality of BuzzFeed, or the hot-take machines of Slate and Salon, people have been let down by much of the coverage leading up to the election. As many of these outlets have simply dug in following the utter decimation of the Democrats, offering more of the same perspective that got us into this mess, we have further proof that new times call for new writers.
For those of you looking for a blueprint mapping a way forward for the Left, insightful commentary about how we got here, or gallows humor that actually has some bite, here are some publications that will make for good bedtime reading as you rest up for the next protest and the next burning of Donald Trump in effigy. We may be watching the world end over the course of the next four years, but at least there will be interesting writing about it along the way.