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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

Paul Christensen: The Fall Weather

The first chill of autumn is threading its way through the trees, like a brown yarn among the dense green flags. It’s exhilarating. I’m happy. I don’t care how many … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eva-Maria Simms: Fascism is never democratic

It was St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 2016, and I was out in my garden digging the ground in preparation for the spring planting season.  The day was warm, and … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 8 Comments

Zenobia Jeffries: Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot

Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are? In July of last year, after The New York Post ran … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

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

Chris Hedges: Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites

The liberal elites, who bear significant responsibility for the death of our democracy, now hold themselves up as the saviors of the republic. They have embarked, despite their own corruption … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Billy Clem: As My Death Approaches

I am gravely ill. Medical tests indicate that my blood and many of my internal organs now fail to perform necessary functions. My body, enervated, starving, looks and feels terrible. … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 19 Comments

Chris Hedges: Make America Ungovernable

Donald Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the United States into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalized. Civil liberties will no longer exist. Corporate exploitation, through … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · 2 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

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