The normal to which we are supposed to want to return is what gave us Donald Trump in the first place, and the forces that produced that outcome have not gotten weaker in the interim
People don’t understand that the road
to concession is paved with denial.
The President is believed to be hiding in the basement. —BBC News
A nation could not have been more poorly positioned to fight COVID-19 than by the Trump administration.
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…
“The American people made their voices heard in record numbers… Rejecting that mandate in favor of political games and conspiracy theories is a dangerous attack on our democracy—even by Mitch McConnell’s standards.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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.
For the last four years, Donald Trump has made war on the people of this country and indeed on the people of the entire world.
In times of unprecedented destruction, these poems encourage all people to get out the vote as an act of love.
It was summer almost half a century ago when I got into that Volkswagen van and began my trip across country with Peter, a photographer friend. I was officially doing so as a reporter for a small San Francisco news service, having been sent out to tap the mood of the nation in a politically fraught moment.
For the Proud Boys to say that they reject racism and venerate housewives did little more than provide them with a veneer of social acceptability, even as they planned armed counter-rallies in progressive cities like Providence and Portland with the explicit purpose of inciting violence among Black Lives Matter protesters and their allies.
The dangerous fringe theory behind the Great Barrington Declaration and the push toward herd immunity.
For some time now, I’ve wanted to send Donald Trump to Hell. I mean this literally, not as a figure of speech. I want him to inhabit the palpable, sensory Hell that religions have long conjured up with scenes of sulfur, damnation, and screams of perpetual pain from those who once caused grievous harm to their fellow humans.