Trump’s tweets attacking the judiciary go well beyond conventional criticism of judicial opinions on the substance or of “unelected judges” who are said to be overstepping their power. The description of the judge who first blocked his ban as a “so-called judge” directly targeted the judiciary’s institutional legitimacy. And it’s not hard to imagine where Trump’s explicit claim that any terrorist attack should be blamed on the judiciary will take him next, if such an attack does occur.
Trump recently claimed that “any negative polls are fake news,” particularly those from major networks like CNN, NBC and ABC. He added: “Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” In other words, any poll that finds that Trump or his policies are unpopular is suspect or invented by definition. Multiple polls have shown that majorities reject his travel ban and his border wall, and global protests have broken out against the ban in particular. In other words, the public backlash to the first two major efforts to translate Trumpism into policy reality has been severe. In response, Trump is explicitly telling his supporters that any empirical evidence of that backlash must be discounted as fake news — particularly if the polls in question come from major news organizations, who are thus being cast as deliberate deceivers of Real Americans.
You cannot divorce that last point from the larger context here: Trump and Sean Spicer spent days attacking the news media for accurately reporting on his shriveled inauguration crowds, and Stephen Bannon has claimed that Trump’s “populist nation-state policies are supported by the vast and overwhelming majority of Americans” — in other words, that a vast silent majority is rooting for Trumpism to succeed. But that’s just nonsense. The effort to falsely inflate impressions of popular support for Trump — and for policies that in reality are deeply controversial and divisive and are being rejected by majorities — is concerted and deliberate. And the unabashed use of obvious and demonstrable lies to carry out this deception campaign is remarkably brazen.
Trump is now claiming that the media is covering up terrorist attacks, saying that “ISIS is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world,” and that “in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.” The larger context here is crucial, too: The media has in fact been invaluable in rooting out the dangerously incompetent process that led to the creation of this ban, as well as the ugly, discriminatory ideological underpinnings of the idea. In response, Trump, once again, is moving to obliterate the very possibility of shared agreement on the legitimate institutional role of the news media in informing the citizenry — right when it is playing that role to great effect by shedding light on the truth about his latest and most visible exercise of executive power, thus demonstrating that it can function as a check on him.
This is not what a president in a democracy (or, pedants, representative republic) does. This is what an autocrat who hopes to be a dictator does.
Congress is doing fuckall to stop this madman and his puppet master, Steve Bannon. We have to keep calling, keep marching, and when we have a chance, defeat these cowards in the next election. This means we start working now, and we don’t stop until they are gone. We will lose more battles than we win, but the ones we win will be fundamental to protecting our country.
-An Unusual Sight: A requested fic ~ Reader has a crush on the infamous Bucky Barnes, and he gets nervous asking her on a date; Oneshot
-My Only Chance: A requested fic ~ Reader meets Bucky, and they share a night together. But she gets something she didn’t count on; Oneshot
-I Don’t Want To Hear It: A requested fic ~ Bucky cheats on Reader, she’s moved on, and happy, but he isn’t;Oneshot
-Decisions: A requested fic ~ Reader and Bucky are in love. She can’t remember her life before the Avengers, but a person from her elusive past shows up and flips her life upside down. Now she has to choose between her old life, and her current one; Oneshot
-It’s Obvious: A requested fic ~ Reader and Bucky are best friends, bonding instantly from the moment they met. Everyone else in Stark Tower are convinced that they are meant to be together; Oneshot
-Someone’s Gonna Get Hurt: A requested fic ~ Reader is fighting on Team Cap, and she ends up fighting against Black Panther to protect Bucky; Oneshot
-Bucky Bear: A requested fic ~ At an Avenger’s outing to a carnival, Reader tries to convince Bucky to steal her a plush toy after she, repeatedly, fails to win one for herself; Oneshot
-Seriously?: A requested fic ~ Sam discovers that his sister, Reader, and Bucky are having sex; Oneshot
-Exit Ramp: A requested fic ~ Bucky’s jealous might ruin everything he and Reader have waited for; Oneshot
-Pronunciation: A requested fic ~ Bucky always makes fun of Reader for speaking Spanish and forgetting English words. All jokes are on him when she finds him trying to learn her first language; Oneshot
-Traditional: A requested fic ~ Natasha and Wanda ask the Reader for makeup tips, while Bucky is fascinated with her hijab; Oneshot
-Shotgun: A requested fic ~ Reader sneaks away from the Avengers to go visit her parents, and Bucky decides to tag along; Oneshot
-You’re Not A Monster: A requested fic ~ Reader finds out that she can’t have kids. She thinks she’s fine with it, but seeing Bucky playing with Clint’s kids tells her otherwise; Oneshot
-Cobalt: A requested fic ~ Bucky has a special present for Reader’s 19th birthday; Oneshot
-Strongman: A requested fic ~ Reader finds out that she can’t go on the roller coaster at a theme park, so Bucky decides to make their own fun with the carnival stalls instead; Oneshot
-3 Weeks Late: A requested fic ~ Reader thinks that she’s pregnant, but Bucky tell her that Hydra made sure he could never father children; Oneshot
-Tough: A requested fic ~ Reader is a Robin Hood style vigilante who is forced to work at S.H.I.E.L.D. to avoid jail, but she can’t stop hitting the streets at night; Oneshot
-Sniffles: A requested fic ~ Reader is really excited about going on her first official mission, but can’t go when she comes down with a cold. Bucky decides to stay behind to look after her; Oneshot
-When You Say It: A requested fic ~ Bucky hates being called James, but Reader can’t stop herself from calling him his birth name; Oneshot
-Just Hold Me: A requested fic ~ Reader is upset from receiving bad news. Bucky holds her and tries to comfort for; Oneshot
-Beauty And The Buck: A requested fic ~ Reader and Bucky bond over a Disney marathon; Oneshot
-Like Lightening: A requested fic ~ Based off ‘Powerful’ by Major Lazer feat. Ellie Golding; Oneshot
-Jealous: A requested fic ~ Reader can’t hide her jealousy any longer; Oneshot
-Realisation: A requested fic ~ Based off of the prompt: “Maybe you didn’t love me after all”; Oneshot
-Trauma: A requested fic ~ Based off of the prompts: “Breathe, okay? Just breathe.” and “Don’t tell anyone about this, okay?”; Oneshot
-Rags: A requested fic ~ Reader has to teach Bucky about periods for the first time; Oneshot
-Moody: A requested fic ~ Bucky tries to help Reader when she has bad cramps and PMS; Oneshot
-Little Notes: A requested fic ~ Bucky expects to find Reader’s little drawings on his arm when he wakes, but instead he finds something more; Oneshot
-Braids: A requested fic ~ Reader braids Bucky’s hair; Oneshot
-Among The Stars: A requested fic ~ Bucky sets up a date at a planetarium; Oneshot
-It’ll Be Fine: A requested fic ~ Bucky is nervous about meeting Reader’s parents and extended family; Oneshot
-The Man For You (ModernAU): Reader is torn between two men that couldn’t be more opposite;Part 1, Part 2
-Splitting Image: Steve meets Claire, an assassin. She looks just like someone from his past; can he hold onto this familiar face?; Oneshot
-Handmade: A requested fic ~ Based off ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran; Oneshot
-A Long Day: A requested fic ~ Steve makes Reader feel better after a hard day of work; Oneshot
-Where were you?!: A requested fic ~ Based off of the prompt “All I needed was you. And you weren’t there”; Oneshot
-Clandestined: A requested fic ~ Tony catches Reader and Steve kissing, threatening to expose their secret relationship to the team; Oneshot
-Tutoring: A requested fic ~ Peter Parker’s grades have been steadily dropping, and his principle thinks it’d be a good idea for him to get Reader to tutor him; Oneshot
-It Gets Better: A requested fic ~ Reader struggles with depression, but she’s recovering. Until Peter and her breakup; Oneshot
-What Was It This Time?: A requested fic ~ Based off of the prompts “Don’t flatter yourself. I’m always this awkward.” and “I can’t explain it right now, but I need you to trust me on this.”; Part 1 & Part 2
-The Bronx: A requested fic ~ Reader is an elemental who fights on Team Cap, and fights against Spiderman; Part 1, Part 2
-Star (Spangled) Crossed Lovers: A requested fic ~ Wanda is torn between two super soldiers, Bucky and Steve; Part 1 & Prequel
-Subconscious Movements: Reader has a secret ability, telekinesis, and is recruited into the Avengers. She doesn’t intend to tell them about her power, but a mission going bad forces her hand; Part 1 & Part 2
-I’m Ready: A requested fic ~ Reader has powers. She ushers souls from the physical world over to the Eternal. She’s confronted with a familiar face; Oneshot
-Need A Hand?: Reader is a psychologist sent to help Bucky recover after he comes out of cyro in Wakanda, but he has a little trouble with only one arm; Oneshot
-You’ll Pass: A requested fic ~ Reader helps Wanda with studying to pass a test to make her a U.S. citizen and remain in the Avengers; Oneshot
-Put A Ring On It: A requested fic ~ Bucky and Steve catch Reader dancing to Beyonce, and she decides to teach them some moves; Oneshot
-Pony: A requested fic ~ Sam and Reader decide to crash a fancy dinner Tony is throwing, and liven it up with some dance moves; Oneshot
Welcome to the 10 Things I Hate About You(a Bucky Barnes x Statford!reader au fic based on the film with the same title)Master Post! This fic will have 10 parts in total, and I will keep this post updated so you’ll always see when a new part is out! Not all parts are uploaded yet. Enjoy reading it for the first time or catching up xx
Summary: Imagine Dean feeling like he's not as fit or young as he once was. Those thoughts have been circling his head and transferring to you (the reader) making him think that he’s not good enough for you.
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Summary: You’ve watched him battle, watched him loath himself for not being able to save everyone, watched him take the weight of the world on his broad shoulders. It’s time he learns that he doesn’t have to do it alone.