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Steven Rosenfeld: Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader.

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ahmed Al-Rawi, Yasmin Jiwani: Russian Twitter trolls stoke anti-immigrant lies ahead of Canadian election

The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets.

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Daniel S. Goldman: Robert Mueller Is on the Ballot This Year, Too

The midterms are about control of Congress — it will determine the future of the special counsel’s investigation, especially who will run it after Sessions and Rosenstein. With the election … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Turning 74 in a Failing World

Three Failing Experiments? Mine, America’s, and Humanity’s.  There was a period in my later life when I used to say that, from the age of 20 to my late sixties, I … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Lawrence Norden: Mueller’s Latest Indictment Suggests Russia’s Infiltration of U.S. Election Systems Could Get Worse

With the 2018 midterms looming, we need to prepare for an even more damaging attack. . . Much of the analysis following special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Max Bergmann, James Lamond & Talia Dessel: 10 Ways Trump has Supported Putin’s Foreign Policy Agenda

OVERVIEW The general details of the Russian government’s support for US President Donald Trump in the 2016 election are clear. Russia conducted a massive disinformation campaign targeting American voters; hacked Trump’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: How Russia Hacked America — And Why It Will Happen Again

. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russian hackers attacked the U.S. on two fronts: the psychological and the technical. Hackers used classic propaganda techniques to influence American voters, bought thousands … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nomi Prins: The White House as Donald Trump’s New Casino

Yes, He Is Running America Like One of His Businesses. During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized that our country was run terribly and needed a businessman at … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Kaili Joy Gray: Russia is poised to steal 2018 election — and Trump is rewarding their attack

Donald Trump asked Russians to hack our election, and they did — in 39 states. When Donald Trump asked Russia to hack our presidential election, Russia was listening. A new and devastating … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

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