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The rest of the world is fascinated by U.S. politics at the quietest of times, and even more so now in the era of President Trump. It's always the one foreign election they wished they could vote in. I thought I might miss constantly reporting on the elections and their aftermath, but I've actually cherished the ability to simply observe both the American media and public grapple with the events of the past few months.
Harvard students, it's safe to say, are (generally) "progressive" in their politics. Some campus towns and cities in the United States can be Democratic blue islands in a sea of Republican red. Not Cambridge. Cambridge is just one blue city in a blue county (Middlesex), in one of the bluest states in America. Only California, Hawaii, and Maryland gave a larger proportion of their votes to Hillary Clinton. Also, every county in Massachusetts favoured Clinton - Hawaii is the only other state where she had such a clean sweep. So, it's no surprise there's been a visceral reaction to the presidency of Donald Trump. This wall was erected on the Plaza just beyond the northern side of Harvard Yard. #Harvard #CambridgeMA #wallofresistance #nofilter #Niemanlife by @nkemifejika