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Thom Hartmann: Like a Bizarre Johnny Appleseed, Trump Has Planted the Seeds of Extreme Antisocial Behavior—And It Cannot Be Ignored

We’ve always had authoritarians among us, but they’ve been given an opening they never had before.

February 21, 2022 · 1 Comment

Stephanie L. Harper: A Crown Most Unroyal

Some humans really don’t object to dying
as much as they hold dear an asshat’s right
to choose to spread disease over complying

February 9, 2022 · 7 Comments

Jeffrey C. Isaac: The Fascists Are Rising in the Name of Defending Democracy—They Must Be Called Out and Stopped

Of course, Trump and his supporters do not mean by “democracy” a liberal democracy. They mean the popular sovereignty of “true Americans.”

December 15, 2021 · 6 Comments

Baron Wormser: Notes from the Time of the Leader

Like more than one overbearing, mediocre man, the Leader fancies himself a great personage, the stuff of pages in history books, although he can’t be bothered with reading books since he already knows everything. A simple man, he believes that the world has never seen the likes of him.

November 13, 2021 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: Truth Is Truth: Fuck These Guys

The bad news is that the crazed orange guy is still out there, raving and lying.

September 28, 2021 · 5 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: State of Chaos

Do I sound extreme? I damn well hope so. We’re in a gridlocked, post-election moment of previously unimaginable extremity in an increasingly over-armed, ever more divided country…

November 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

Video: What if a presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

Lawyer and political commentator, Van Jones exposes shocking legal loopholes that could enable a candidate to grab power even if they lose both the popular vote and the electoral college — and shares what ordinary citizens can do if there’s no peaceful transfer of power.

November 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Bill Moyers: We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident — It’s Happening Before Our Very Eyes

The man in the White House has taken all the necessary steps toward achieving the despot’s dream of dominance.

June 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

Sylvia Taschka: Trump’s America shines bright for Europe’s radical New Right

Trump has helped make the New Right’s way of looking at things much more politically and socially acceptable – in a way none of its members had likely dared to dream before the election of November 2016.

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: What is wrong with Donald Trump?

“The malignant narcissist is presented as pathologically grandiose, lacking in conscience and behavioral regulation with characteristic demonstrations of joyful cruelty and sadism.”

September 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: La Madre Buena (The Good Mother)

A Mexican mother torn between her politics and pleasing her only son’s request – to have a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party.

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Laura Flanders: Is Donald Trump Responsible for Violence? Yes.

Is Donald Trump responsible for unhinged violence against innocent people? Absolutely. You only have to look at Yemen to see that. Since pipe bombs started targeting prominent critics of the … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: How We Fight Fascism

In 1923 the radical socialist and feminist Clara Zetkin gave a report at the Communist International about the emergence of a political movement called fascism. Fascism, then in its infancy, … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fred Everett Maus: Recent Days in Charlottesville

It has been one month since the events of August 11-12. This morning, University of Virginia students in first-year dorms wake up to find anti-Muslim pamphlets. In the afternoon, an … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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