Steve Appleford

Tom Morello: Making America Rage Again

Tom Morello knows something about Trump Country. The hard rock guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and, most recently, the rock/hip-hop supergroup Prophets of Rage, grew up in small-town Libertyville, Illinois, nearly an hour outside of Chicago. The mostly white enclave went dependably Democratic in the 2016 presidential election, but it’s still fly-over country, where Morello grew up in the only household among his friends that could be described as politically radical.

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Pro- and Anti-Immigration Rallies Hit Laguna Beach

Racial and political confrontations continue to rage across the Summer of 2017. Sunday brought over 2,000 counter-demonstrators to the sun-baked boardwalk of Laguna Beach to shout down a modest, Trump-obsessed gathering called “America First! Electric Vigil for the Victims of Illegals and Refugees.” Before it ended with police clearing the streets around 9 p.m., there had been two arrests, some pepper spray, multiple shouting matches and threats, a few songs and continued angst with no end in sight.

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