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Laura Flanders: Can it happen here?

White nationalists have been targeting bookstores and libraries across the country for a while, in one instance, going so far as to threaten to burn the store down. Elsewhere, progressive groups are facing threats of violence and intimidation on campus.

May 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

John E. Finn: How the alt-right corrupts the Constitution

Most observers think the alt-right are conservative extremists, defined chiefly by their loud and proud commitment to white racial superiority and privilege. But there’s much more to the alt-right.

May 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Arnold R. Isaacs: The False Case Against ‘Foreign-Born Terrorists’

When you see an immigrant or a foreign visitor, especially from a Muslim country, should your first thought be that you might be looking at a possible terrorist? Clearly, that’s … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: Hooray For Me, The Hell With You

In an immaculate boardroom, whose cherry-wood meeting table, credenza, and wet bar, one that overlooks the Lincoln Memorial, maybe the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where a group of political cons … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Trump is changing America

Trump may be living in the past with his ideas and policies, but they are 100% 21st century GOP. It seems as if the pace of Trump Administration abominations is … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

James E. Hawdon: Over the years, Americans have become increasingly exposed to extremism

Extremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people. Whether it’s the deadly “Unite the Right” … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Aviva Chomsky: How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence

Protesters are eager to expend extraordinary energy denouncing small-scale racist actors. But what about the large-scale racist actors? As white nationalism and the so-called “alt-Right” have gained prominence in the … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alison R. Parker: Mother of Heather Heyer urges action — “If I gotta give her up, we’re gonna make it count.”

In a poignant and rallying message, Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, spoke beautifully about her daughter’s life — and how all of us can honor her … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

David Michael Green: Stop Legitimizing ‘Conservatism’. It’s Not an Ideology – It’s a Goddamn Death Machine

There’s no end to the maladies that ail American politics these days.  It would, indeed, be far easier and quicker to identify what’s working than to itemize the travails that … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hannah Arendt: On the use of lies as a political strategy

In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: Trump is attacking my family. And yours.

When I went back to Llano, Texas for my sister’s funeral a dozen years ago, I was surprised that the Baptist church was full of Latinos. But then I realized … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 21 Comments

Video: Richard Spencer — “Hail Trump!”– Nazi Rally Celebrates Victory of their Candidate

  . The racism and anti-Semitism of Donald Trump’s supporters were clear on Saturday at a Washington, DC celebration of his electoral victory. “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

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