Matthew J. Parker: Witchcraft Recall
What if the numerous investigations into Trump, all of which he claims are witch hunts, were literal witch hunts, and thus governed under the time-honored draconian standards that history dictates?
Nina Burleigh: Right-Wing Extremists Are Making Fiction Come True
Can Democrats Craft a Winning Message Off a Smorgasbord of Misogynist Madness?
Jose Padua: Puñeta
Mother, you were the history
that never made the books,
the woman who fed us
chicken flavored with garlic
and ginger, sweet pork with
soy sauce and rice
Abby Zimet: Teach Your Children Well
Four days before the massacre, they bought their 15-year-old son Ethan an early (and, as a minor, illegal) Christmas present: a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun.
Tom Engelhardt: Welcome to the Martians!
Our World Is Increasingly Like a Science-Fiction Novel.
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.
Paul Christensen: Early Dog Days in Vermont
It used to be you could live in Vermont without an air conditioner, or even a fan. The stores were very sparing in their shelf space for such things. Now, all the big retailers pile up boxes of cheap rattling room coolers as early as May, and sell them off.
Nomi Prins: Building or Unbuilding America?
Infrastructure Should Be the Great Economic Equalizer
Morgan Marietta, David C. Barker: A less Trumpy version of Trumpism might be the future of the Republican Party
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, but his populist ideas may continue to animate the Republican Party.
BJ Ward: In Memoriam | The Victims of the Bowling Green Massacre
Here’s to the blood that wasn’t shed,
That still courses through hearts and
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies: Will Biden End America’s Global War on Children?
Nothing in Biden’s long record in public life suggests that he will, unless the American public and the rest of the world act collectively and effectively to insist that America must end its war on children and finally become a responsible, law-abiding member of the human family.
Alfred McCoy: While America Was Sleeping
After four years of Donald Trump’s fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has changed beyond all recognition.
Majid Naficy: Seven Poems During Trump
You are that apple worm which overnight
Grew into a bloodthirsty dragon
Like Haftvad’s worm in the “Ardashir Chronicles”.
Pierre Tristam: No, Open Sedition Is Not a First Amendment Right
Making up facts and assaulting truth are hallmarks of the Trump cult.