'The Republican presidential frontrunner returned the Russian president’s effusive praise on Friday — and raised more eyebrows."
December 11, 2015 — Scalia’s remarks on race are denounced, by David G. Savage
"'It is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation's highest court,' Reid said on the Senate floor. 'The only difference between the ideas endorsed by [Donald] Trump and Scalia is that Scalia has a robe and a lifetime appointment.' This was not the first time Scalia has made controversial comments regarding race from the bench. Two years ago, when the justices were debating the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, Scalia called the historic measure a 'racial entitlement' that should be struck down."
August 31, 2015 — The Political Scene: The Fearful and the Frustrated, by Evan Osnos
"The 'Make America Great Again Rally and Family Picnic' in Oskaloosa (population: 11,463) opened at eleven, but by ten there was already a crowd of thirteen hundred people — almost twice the capacity of the auditorium. The buffet was serving free pulled-pork sandwiches, and Trump's warmup act, Tana Goertz (runner-up, 'The Apprentice,' Season 3), told the crowd, 'Please go eat! Mr. Trump can't take all this food home on the plane!'"
May 31, 1927 — Two Fascisti Die in Bronx, Klansmen Riot in Queens, in Memorial Day Clashes
"The tribute of the city to the heroic dead of the nation's wars was marred yesterday by three outbreaks of violence, all of which arose directly from the Memorial Day program. The most serious disruption to a program that hitherto has been synonymous with patriotism, order and reverence, developed in Queens. About 1,000 white-robed and hooded Klansmen, with 400 women relatives and friends, sought to participate in the Memorial Day parade through Jamaica. The result was a riot."
September 22, 2015 — Donald Trump’s Old Queens Neighborhood Contrasts With the Diverse Area Around It, by Jason Horowitz
“This is supposed to be the melting pot — it’s Queens! But when you are living in Jamaica Estates, it’s more secluded. There are kids I know who are 16 who can’t go down the block to the subway. It depends on what you are exposed to.”