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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →